RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This frothy ale is made with 9 different specialty malts, 100% English Fuggle hops, and nearly 300 pounds of real pumpkin. During and after the boil, we add a subtle blend of fresh-ground spices, resulting in a very smooth and malty, complex ale with noble hop and spice aroma. We hope you will get a chance to enjoy this limited offering, and no, it’s not just a glass of grandma’s pumpkin pie, it’s still a beer.

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2.9
madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
10th October 2008. GABF. Clear gold beer. Dry palate. Spicy but not overwhelmingly so and allows a little pumpkin to come through.

2.9
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2005
(12oz bottle) Clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, nutmeg, some clove, pumpkin, ginger. Taste is medium sweet, nutmeg, some ginger, pumpkin. Slightly bitter herb in the finish. Watery light-medium body.

2.9
Drake (14033) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2008
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine in Richmond, VA. Pours a clear reddish orange color with not much of an attempt at a head. Aroma is mainly pumpkin spice with some light pumpkin notes. Taste is straight up pumpkin spice with some malty notes. Bitter finish, but otherwise a bit too much on the sweet side. Thin bodied. Drinkable and fairly pleasant, but also boring and uncomplex.

3.1
hopdog (12816) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis (and also brought over by PWalk), thanks! Poured a medium and see through clear orange color with a smaller sized white head. Smells like pumpkin pie - pumpikn and spices. I liked this aroma as there it wasn’t artificial like some pumpkin beers I’ve had. Tastes of vanilla, lighter pumpkin and lighter spices. Thinner body.

2.8
hopscotch (11170) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Bottle... Clear, burnt orange ale with a large, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. Spicy nose with notes of nutmeg, butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and pumpkin with a hint of latex. Perfectly balanced, spicy flavor. Thin, though. Light-bodied and bone dry with soft carbonation.

4
DocLock (10830) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Wow, this one surprised me. Bottle from Union Jack’s, Boyertown. Pours orangish with a medium white head. Big pumpkin and pumpkin pie spicy aroma. Tastes pumpkiny, with an authentic pumpkin flavor, and a rich palate. I swore I smelled and tasted whipped cream in this. The best pumpkin beer I have yet quaffed, and a great beer in any genre.

3.3
3fourths (9351) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Bottle. Fresh. Perfectly clear amber and red apple colored body with a thin white head. Pretty nice nose of holiday spiced apple cider, marashino cherries, and only a small, candied sweet pumpkin note. Flavor is pasty and a little bland, with some crisp apples, some cider, some cherries and again that same candied pumpkin flavor, finishing with a tart peach skin note.

3.4
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 30/09/2005 Golden coloured with spicy pumpkin aroma and flavour. Crisp on the palate with a slight malt finish.

3.2
radagast83 (8191) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2007
As previous people have said, this beer is very subtle. To be honest I’m happy and disappointed by that. I like how the pumpkin takes a slightly more center stage to the beer unlike so many out there that seem to only use spices with a hint of pumpkin flavor. Nothing overly bad about it, and perhaps will be revisited before the season is over.

3.1
PorterPounder (8170) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Savannah, Ga. Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 12 pk - part of variety 12 pack. Bright copper pour, long lasting, sticky white head. Hint of sweet spices in the aroma, not unpleasant, hints of fresh lake water. Flavor has some of the same sweet spicy elements, nutmeg comes to mind. Some pumpkin is noted in there as well. Mouthfeel is pleasantly sticky and thick enough. Not a bad pumpkin ale - a selection that is beginning to get a bit overwrought, but his one sits right.


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