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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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83
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1,479 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,479
Reviews: 792
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 59
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.84% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale is our homage to the craft and heritage of America’s brewers. Recipes calling for the use of pumpkins in beer date back to early colonial times, when brewers sought to extend their supply of costly imported malt with locally grown ingredients, such as squash and “pompions.”

In that spirit, we brew our ale with the addition of pumpkin to the mash, along with traditional spices to create a delicious American original.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: purplehops on 08-28-2003)
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look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle out of a seasonally available Pumpkin Ale 6-pack.

Appearance - A very appropriate pumpkiny-orange pour capped off by an incredibly full 3-finger, subtly orange tinted off-white head. Cloudy appearance. The head and retention are incredible, as well as the thick chunks left on the side of the glass. Very impressive.

Smell - Raw pumpkin comes through pretty clearly. The rest of the nose is spicy and earthy. Rather than a beer with a bit of pumpkin, this smells entirely unique. I'm sick as I drink this, so my sense of smell is unfortunately weak.

Taste - Again, unique and well done. The raw pumpkin is distinguishable. It does not taste like a sweet pumpkin pie, as I had expected, but is clearly pumpkin. The spices come through again in the unique aftertaste, cinammony, pleasantly spiced. Balanced bitterness in the mouth, also comes through a bit in aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, light carbonation. A smooth drink with no unpleasantness.

Drinkability - Very unique, I wanted to try a pumpkin beer for the season and I'm quite happy with the Smuttynose offering. Not a novelty drink, but a completely different flavor. Really good, not unbalanced flavor. Smooth and drinkable for the season.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2007 17:29:24 | More by BiereBlanche
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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,479 ratings.