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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 160   ABV: 5.35%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A golden amber ale with well balanced malts and hops and mildly spiced. Brewed with organic pumpkins grown by Local Vermont Farmers less than 15 miles away from our brewery.

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PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Tallahassee, Fl. - The Beer Stop - a new store - 12 oz bottle. Pours a dark murky orange with a slight, bubble white head. Very fragrant spicy aroma with hints of nutmeg and a bit of funkiness - kind of like aquarium water. Flavor is full of spice and not much pumpkin. The flavors of nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice come to mind. A bit of ripening vegetable funkiness in the back end. Mouthfeel is thickish and a bit sticky. Does in a pinch.

3.7
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 19, 2008
2008 bottle. Sent a picture to be uploaded. Solid pumpkin beer. Pours with a fluffy, tight, off-white head that stays the entire time and leaves good lacing. Body is a chill hazed orange hue. Aroma is beautiful with pumpkin and so many amazing spices... cinnamon, brown sugar, clove...pumpkin pie, really good pumpkin pie. Taste is strongly of the spices and not as sweet as I was hoping. Still good for when the weather cools. Dryish mouthfeel and lively bubbles.

3.2
TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2009
Verre de dégustation provenant d’une bouteille de 12 oz lors du Vermont Cheese Festival 2009 (Shelburne, VT). Arôme: Odeur d’épices à citrouille. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de clou de Girofle, de canelle et de muscade. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps et la texture sont mince. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Canelle et clou de Girofle en arrière goût. (Rating #2625)

4.2
FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured an orange-caramel color with a large orange-tan head. The aroma was sweet, spicy and had notes of orange, nutmeg and cinnamon. Wonderful nose! The flavor was sweet spicy cinnamon and nutmeg with a hint of orange and a long tangy and spicy and dry finish. Full bodied. Very nice.

3.2
blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a deep orange-copper with a small diminishing off-white head. Slightly mild but pleasant aroma of pumpkin and spices along with caramel malt and a hint of vanilla. Flavour follows suit with pumpkin and spice, caramel malt and a hint of bitterness in the finish -- a touch watery but not too bad. Medium bodied. A pretty good version of the style.

2.7
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Bottled. Poured a lovely shade of clear medium orange with a short, well-retained cap of off-white head and lots of rising carbonation. The aroma picked up dry pumpkin spicage over sour pumpkin vinegary notes (if there is such a thing).. started out OK, but wasn’t so enjoyable once the sourness took hold. The flavor followed those same lines, with sourness in all facets of the drink accented by nutmeg and pumpkin meat.. finished sour and oddly refreshing. Lighter-bodied with high carbonation and abrasive sourness on the palate.. this had some potential, but maybe the bottle just wasn’t in good shape.

2.7
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Transparent amber bronze with a spotty-lacing thin wispy white head. Aroma of doughy pumpkin and cinnamon spice with some lemon citrusy notes that pick up more of a sour infected character as it warms. Body starts with effervescent carbonation and some light pale malty sweetness with a peppery clove spice and tart balance toward a thinner finish. Has some warmth from the acidity that certainly seems out of place. If this is infected, it’s in its early stages, but is just present enough to affect the quality of the beer. Seems like it would be a good recipe otherwise.

3.2
HogTownHarry (6925) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle ( 12oz ). Slightly hazy orange-amber with a large lasting fizzy-frothy off-white head (4-). Aroma of spicy pumpkin, with nutmeg and a little soap. Taste follows, a bit more soap and spice - get a bit overly bitter and harsh in the finish. Watery, very lively body .... not bad.

3
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle: Orangish straw, slightly cloudy, moderate to thin sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Strong spicy nose.   Almost perfume like as I dont think Nutmeg, Cinnamon, or All-spice can be this strong.   Has a citrus peel sorta twang to it.   Somewhat reminds me of a cross between Orange Zinger and Red Zinger tea.   Very spicy on the tongue.   I can’t even say I would call this Pumpkin as it seems so far off.   Pale malts, rather bright in its spices up front but it fades quickly.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, but nearing the lighter side.   I still can’t really put my finger on the spices other than to say it seems artifical and very tea like.   Not a bad beer, but as a Pumpkin Ale its too spicy.   Needs to be a bit maltier and more natural.   I will say that normally organic beers have that sort of malt profile, but this one is so spiced that it covers it up.   Worth a try at least, especially if you are a Pumpkin Beer fan.   Thanks Cletus!


2.8
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear bright orange body with a one finger frothy beige head that left some light lacing. The nose is pretty typical Pumpkin Ale, heavy spicing with lots of caramel sweetness, minimal actual pumpkin. The flavor isn’t all that crazy with the spicing though. In fact, there isn’t really a whole lot of flavor at all. It’s rather bland with just some caramel sweetness and light cinnamon on the finish. One of the weaker efforts at a Pumpkin. Lighter bodied but still a bit clingy with fizzy carbonation. Pretty boring stuff.


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