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RATINGS: 1134   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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (1244) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Cinnamon, pumpkin, and nutmeg dominate the aroma of this brew which is quite enjoyable. It has a dark orange color with minimal head. Extremely favorable and spicy.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SONOFWODEN (27) - New York, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Maybe I got a bad batch but this was not good. I used clean glasses but it poured with 0 head at all. It was like drinking a flat pumpkin soda. 3 of us all had a bottle at the same time and had the same reaction. It was surprise because one of the stockers at the beer distributor recommended this as his favorite pumpkin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
moderrnlifeiswar (40) - Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2016
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (4118) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Treated as an imperial ale, this was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a ruddy burnt amber to orange color with no head or lace. The aroma starts off semi-sweet pumpkin fleshiness hitting against subtle spices of allspice, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves; well balanced. The flavor leans somewhat spicy with a gentle sweetness underneath. Sweet pumpkin flesh rides into the aftertaste and quickly hits the finish, that ends up being slightly spicy - just a little bit. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable to sipping quality sticking to my tongue appropriately. Spices create enough harshness but gentle enough. Overall, damn nice imperial pumpkin ale that i would love to have again. Thanks Rich C.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (883) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2016
DATE: October 7, 2016... OCCASION: made it through another week of school... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter...pours a dark amber, almost mahogany body with a busy, bubbly body that cannot sustain the fizzy, off-white head--a placid surface collects the occasional bubble, but the alcohol halts any impressive froth... BIG, powerful cinnamon, caramel, gingerbread and nutmeg promise BIG things in the profile... some hops also wrapped with a breath of alcohol... a medium-bodied, oily, bourbon-evoking draw... the profile is profoundly ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg--a dessert in and of itself... outstanding, strong, and worth the price tag.... another strong Weyerbacher product that seems bigger than its 8% ABV... right up there with other high ABV pumpkin ales...

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rumbero (32) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2016
aged 3+ years - pours deep amber with an initially full off white head but it disappears quickly. visible sediment. aromas are full of the expected spices and strong pumpkin. some honey-like aroma might be due to oxydation. caramelly sweet flavors with expected pumpkin but the spices not quite as prominent as in aroma. very light carbonation but not flat. oily and rich texture with med to full body. whats left of the bitterness lingers along the pumpkin flavors in the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclefrito62 (138) - Stow, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Toasted amber in color. I taste the pumpkin, cardamom, cloves, and a little nutmeg. Detect a touch of black pepper. Mouthful could be heavier. Smooth on the palate. Overall this a very enjoyable pumpkin ale.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SnootDog (16) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Color: Dark Amber; Aroma: spicy Pumkin, cinnamon, nutmeg. Taste: very smooth--doesnt feel like an 8% abv beer when drinking; it does however upon finishing; difficult to have just one when watching football. Hands down my favorite Pumkin beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tapefuzz (204) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours a pumpkin colored copper with a minuscule white head. Aroma is pumpkin. Taste is sweet malt, spice, and pumpkin. Lightish body. Soft carbonation. Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (807) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Pours a clear dark coppery orange / cranberry color with almost no head at all. Fairly strong aroma of mixed fall spices. Starts very smooth and sweet then finishes very dry with a sharp cinnamon and clove aftertaste and some alcohol warmth. OK but not as good as I expected.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andyhwcinc (1868) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Purchased at Siciliano's Market in Grand Rapids, MI; enjoyed on a cool late summer evening. Appearance is dark caramel with a thin white head. Aroma of nutmeg, pumpkin spice, smells like fall. Taste is decent, very much sweet, very much pumpkiny. Nothing thats standing out about this one.


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