1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Pumpkin Ale - Kern River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Pumpkin AlePumpkin Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

101 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 101
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.05%
Wants: 20
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 09-14-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 101 | Reviews: 57 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Floydster:
Photo of Floydster
Floydster

California

3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle purchased from Hi-Times in Costa Mesa for four dollars and some change, drank during the USC loss, poured into a flute glass, color was very light, golden yellow with some orange tones, two inch foamy white head, decent retention, minimal lacing, aroma conists of pumpkin, pie crust, sweetness, various spices, cinnamon, and cream, flavor starts with sweet pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg in the middle, finish has more sweet pumpkin along with a lactic flavor, gets sweeter and harder to drink as it warms, not much complexity in the spice category and pumpkin is very pronounced, sweet, spicy, and creamy mouthfeel, thin to medium bodied, too much carbonation, taste lingers, too light and sweet, expect this style to be crisp but this was creamy, no alcohol in the flavor, smoother when colder, not one of the best pumpkin ales I have tasted, the Midnight Sun porter still takes that honor quite easily, would drink this seasonal again, pretty good for its price, worth trying

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2009 22:53:46 | More by Floydster
More User Reviews:
Photo of Wolberjs
Wolberjs

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-08-2014 23:15:56 | More by Wolberjs
Photo of sloelco
sloelco

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-12-2014 05:47:23 | More by sloelco
Photo of 1424IpA
1424IpA

California

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

02-07-2014 22:52:45 | More by 1424IpA
Photo of imyourhero21
imyourhero21

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-23-2014 18:36:20 | More by imyourhero21
Photo of CTJman
CTJman

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-23-2014 18:30:12 | More by CTJman
Photo of aquazr1
aquazr1

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-16-2013 23:37:46 | More by aquazr1
Photo of cp45
cp45

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-10-2013 21:11:14 | More by cp45
Photo of SirBentham
SirBentham

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-06-2013 18:06:22 | More by SirBentham
Photo of Smarty_Pints
Smarty_Pints

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-04-2013 21:54:30 | More by Smarty_Pints
Photo of Piddmeista
Piddmeista

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-04-2013 18:34:55 | More by Piddmeista
Photo of tbone1384
tbone1384

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-04-2013 05:52:07 | More by tbone1384
Photo of SocalKicks
SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-04-2013 05:41:50 | More by SocalKicks
Photo of CoolEthan
CoolEthan

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

11-04-2013 04:54:08 | More by CoolEthan
Photo of CEDAMA
CEDAMA

California

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

10-31-2013 01:48:27 | More by CEDAMA
Photo of akang
akang

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

10-30-2013 23:45:15 | More by akang
Photo of EB1
EB1

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

10-27-2013 02:09:27 | More by EB1
Photo of Zbeetleman
Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

07-08-2013 05:26:28 | More by Zbeetleman
Photo of Topher78
Topher78

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-16-2013 18:59:36 | More by Topher78
Photo of Clem319
Clem319

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-06-2013 21:47:26 | More by Clem319
Photo of IPAyForHops
IPAyForHops

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

05-03-2013 00:48:40 | More by IPAyForHops
Photo of DNICE555
DNICE555

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +21%

02-24-2013 03:36:53 | More by DNICE555
Photo of Etan
Etan

Wisconsin

3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz into a tulip.

A: Clear gold with a large white head.

S: Light pumpkin flesh and pie spice in the nose. Some graininess.

T: Taste is bready with mild pumpkin flavor. The allspice is there, but it's restrained. A little bit of crisp hop bitterness. Essentially an American blonde ale with some mild pumpkin and spice flavors.

M: Light-bodied with zingy carbonation.

O: The pumpkin flavor here is pretty nice, but I think that it would work better with a maltier base beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 21:47:20 | More by Etan
Photo of sdpaul
sdpaul

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

02-05-2013 18:55:53 | More by sdpaul
Photo of JPortillo
JPortillo

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-25-2012 20:50:25 | More by JPortillo
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Pumpkin Ale from Kern River Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.