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RATINGS: 1113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with Pumpkin and Spices(Cinnamon,Nutmeg,Cardamom,Cloves). This 8.0% ABV pumpkin ale is heartier, spicier, and more caramelly and pumpkiny than its faint brethren! Perfect finisher on a cool autumn night, or match it up with a slice of pumpkin pie and fresh whipped cream. If you don't agree this is the mother of all pumpkin ales, then you just don't like mothers!

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3.8
jblendy (521) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2007 Man these guys are releasing this early this year, still I’m glad to get in on the first batch. Re-Rate. Pours dark brown with a nice ruby hue and thick whitish/tan head. Aroma is mostly of the spices mentioned in the description, but not much pumpkin. Flavor is also much more on the spicy side, with a hint of pumpkin, and some slight sweetness. The prominent spices seem to be the nutmeg and allspice. The palate is dry and spicy, almost like the actual spices are in your mouth. Damn good pumpkin ale, even when it’s still summer and hot as hell.

3.9
phiconners (152) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2006
Beautiful dark amber pour. Spicy aroma. Full flavor, more so than your average pumpkin ales, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Perfect for a fall day.

3.3
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2006
bomber. Aroma: Strong spicy aroma of the usual suspects (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg). Not much pumpkin in the nose. Light caramel malt aroma. Appearance: Poured an amber/orange with a very light tan head. Head was frothy but small, but had good retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: The spiciness almost burns the tongue. Way over the top with the spice. But as I drink more it grows on me. Pumpkin is hard to pick out behind all the spice, but is there. Light maltiness and a touch of caramel. Palate: Medium-high bodied. Carbonation was a little high and reinforced the spiciness that my tongue felt. Overall: Worth a try, but would like to get more pumpkin and less spice.

3.5
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2006
22 oz bottle for $5.99 from Buehler’s in Delaware, OH. Deep, mildly tan-looking brown with a large, creamy, off-white head; retains a significant ring. Aroma is cinnamon and cloves, sharply sweet malt and rotting vegetables along with caramel. Flavors of vegetable, sugar, and very light caramel; very light alcohol warmth; nothing special. Thick, slightly fizzy, creamy, and fairly sticky. Overall, nondescript and unimpressive; the spices are awkward; the least satisfying $6 beer I’ve had to date.

3.2
dolemike1 (1289) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2006
Amber/orange color, white, some spice in the aroma, flavor is of cinnamon, and some caramel, and nutmeg. Needs more malt.

3.6
lukin013 (230) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Pours a dark orange. Smells like very spicy, cinnamon-y pumpkin pie. Flavor is very interesting... cinnamon, cloves, caramel, pumpkin... spices are a bit overpowering though. Bring out the pumpkin and caramel malts a bit more and this would be fabulous.

3.9
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2006
Bottle: Amber color with an off white head. Aroma, nutmeg, cinnamon, and all those other pumpkin pie aromas. Flavor, spices, caramel malts. Really nice pumpkin ale.

3.4
Zeswaft (1785) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2006
I’ve had a couple of pumpkin beers...some better than others. This is somewhere in the middle. It smells like a candle store. It tastes over the top like cinnamon and some pumpkin. You can’t tell that it’s 8% abv, which I think scores major points because it’s such a retarded concept for a beer. I mean, who would want more than one of these at a time. At least this one packs a punch. It would be a great beer to drink with a slice of apple pie at thanksgiving or in a vanilla floatie.

3.6
Sammy (12980) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2006
Off-the-chart tastes, thanks crwills. 2006 edition. Very orange, a little crowning head, and lace in the glass. All kinds of spice aroma. 8% alcohol. Significant malting but still on the spicey side with nutmeg, cardommon, cinammon, ginger. Altogether too much.

3
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2006
I really think a bit too much spice is used in this its hard to put your nose on pumkin when theres a whole spice rack/ definetly an intriguing beer and i wonder how well it would be aged and for how long. also if a scoop of whipped cream on top. overall its good cheap and i will drink for the holidays


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