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Pumpkin Roll Ale - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 18.33%
Wants: 6
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
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Pennsylvania Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: Knapp85 on 07-26-2013

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Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 15
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3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into shaker
Aroma of creamed cheese and some pumpkin spice
Head small (2 cm, aggressive pour), white, creamy, diminishing to 2 mm ring and layer
Lacing good – complete rings of tiny bubbles
Body medium orange, chill haze
Flavor begins with cream cheese and pumpkin spice, just like the cream center of a pumpkin roll. Ends with a sour milk taste. No hops, no malt, no alcohol. No diacetyl.
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 2.5, Palate 3, Overall 3.25

Photo of JNForsyth
3.09/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.76/5  rDev +4.4%

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

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2.9/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of GregJ
1.99/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Pours with a big foamy head. Vanilla and sweet artificial pumpkin scent, butterscotch. First taste is over carbonated and dominated by face clinching astringency, like seltzer water with a chemical twist. Dry and artificial tasting apple on the palate. More flavors emerge (bubble gum?) as the carbonation subsides but it is not much of an improvement. Comments from the crowd: big league chew, "it’s like a scented candle, smells great but tastes awful", repellent.....

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.08/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.52/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of wattoclone
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Pours a medium cloudy brown with a lasting head. Aroma is sweet cream and vanilla.

Taste is sweet cream, vanilla and pumpkin spice with notes of brown sugar and lightly roasted malt. A bitter finish likely from the spices. The description on the label is fairly accurate.

“This fragrant ale evokes the rich, deep flavors of a spiced pumpkin cake rolled around a sweet creamy filling.”

Not my favorite pumpkin, but it is clearly unique from the vast array of pumpkins out there which is a good thing.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.8/5  rDev +33.3%

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3.6/5  rDev 0%

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3.96/5  rDev +10%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of philbe311
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%

Slightly more than two fingers worth of crisp slightly off-white colored froth... Excellent retention, especially for the style... The color is a unique mix of copper and dark amber... There is a light ot moderate bit of carbonation which starts very sluggish towards the bottom of the glass and reaches warp speed before reaching the top... Solid aroma... Subtle autumnal spices... Caramel... Graham cracker crust... Fresh pumpkin pulp... The key features from the aroma are present but muddled... There is a slight charred character on the palate which seems to be out of place... Very pleasant... Medium bodied... Fairly dense... Brisk carbonation... A solid Pumpkin Ale, in a facets expect taste where where this one falls a bit short... Overall decent, but nothing spectacular...

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.7/5  rDev +2.8%

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Pumpkin Roll Ale from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.