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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 160   ABV: 5.35%
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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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2.6
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Bottle from jjpm74 Thanks Nice aroma of spice and some underlying sweetness clove etc Pours a orange amber tone The flavor is where it all goes wrong It is vegetal and bitter tart unpleasant with none of the nice spice that was in the nose After the tart vegetal aspect comes a bitter earthy finish The flavor is acrid and bad really The nose was nice and I wish the flavor would have followed through

3.4
TheBeerGod (6224) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle. Orange-amber with a short, foamy beige head. Strong spice (mainly clove and cinnamon) up front in the aroma followed by pumpkin pie notes, caramel and hints of brown sugar. Taste is big cinnamon and clove, pumpkin, caramel notes, and soft malt. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more cinnamon and cove, light nutmeg, pumpkin, pie crust notes, caramel and sweet malt.

2.9
JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Bubbly amber-orange color with a taller beige head. Pumpkin pie scents with a bit of acidity in the background. Not sure if it is the ginger or if there is some something lactic in the there, but only tasting will tell. Light caramel start, middle is lactic, which then turns to spicy. Lots of ginger. Less parts of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove. I’m starting to attribute some of the lactic taste to the cloves verses the ginger. Still acidic and biting in feel. Not enough malt depth or sweetness for my liking and the acidity really throws thing off.

3.1
thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2010
( 12oz bottle) Pours clear orange with nice oily bubbles. Nose of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and gingerbread. Taste of bitter pumpkin, hairspray, and light sweetness. Nice oily body with lots of spices and good creamy carbonation.

3.3
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a cloudy orange colored body with a small one finger white head that quickly dissipated into the body. No carbonation is seen rising. No lacing is left. The smell had the allspice and ginger up front with the pumpkin coming in behind it. The taste balanced sweet malty pumpkin with the allspice and ginger coming in together. The aftertaste is bitter. The palate was about a medium with nothing harsh on the tongue. Overall, this was not a bad pumpkin being that its organic. If I was a tree-hugger, this is a pumpkin beer that I would do more often.

2.9
sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Tap. Pours hazy copper with thin, creamy white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, cookie and caramel malts, floral hops, and light vanilla. Flavor is mostly sweet malts and pumpkin with some nutmeg and spice; flavor leaves quickly leaving a somewhat bland finish. Light/medium body and low carbonation.

3.5
thornecb (5920) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Off-white head with medium retention leaves no lacing. Pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon aromas. Crisp and dry with upfront sour pumpkin and a lasting sour spice finish. Aside from the sourness of this beer, it has many good qualitiesl.

3.2
ganache (5910) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Bottled 071013. Nose full of spice, cinnamon and allspice, and some mild earthier character. Pours an attractive neon orange with a sudsy beige head. Taste is only very lightly sweet, a little grainy and seemingly wheaten, spice is there but thankfully pulled back, and pulled back into a sustainable balance with the malt. No really bitterness or hops, some earthy character, fullish body and enjoyable enough.

2.3
cheap (5863) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle I think from vintage estates. Smell is sweet spicey pumpkin, but not overwhelming. Taste is unsweetened pumpkins and asssociated spices. Typical pumpkin beer. Sometimes a tad creamy. Finish is somewhat mild bitter medicine. Not bad overall, I guess. Sometimes has that old lager thing going on in there.
Earlier Rating: 9/26/2008 Total Score: 2.6
Must be new, very few ratings. Sweet punky aroma. Pale brown at first when poured. Clear pour goes swirling towards end of bottle. Taste is a blend of pumpkin spices and bitter ale. Decent friendly sparkly carbonation. Veggie unrefined back of throat impression. Palate indicates good carbonation. Some lingering bitterness in the finish.

3.1
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle. Pours an amber orange body with an off white head. Spicy mess of flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice with a bread y malt bill to back it up. It all comes across sort of thin and slick. Eh not there best unfortunately.


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