Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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Reviews by KickbacksSteve:
4.68/5 rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. The weather in Jacksonville has been hot and humid for what seems like 9 months now except for 2 days last week when "fall was in the air". The two days of 68 degree weather was not enough to put me in the Halloween/fall spirit...my favorite time of year. This offering from Smuttynose has done for me what the calendar and other pumpkin beers couldn't. I'm officially in the spirit of October and Halloween after having just one sip of this awesome beer. Just the perfect blend of pumpkin flavor and spices, the perfect pillowey, fluffy head, with sticky pumpkin lacing. Not too this and not too that...the perfect balance in a pumpkin ale. Smutty has vicariously shared the New Hampshire fall season with us down here in season-less Florida via the distribution of beer and that is a beautiful thing.
Serving type: on-tap
10-09-2009 19:30:31 | More by KickbacksSteve
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4.33/5 rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Some pumpkin comes through in the aroma, along with spice and a bit of a caramel malt character, as well as a bit of a vegetable note. The flavor is also a bit more mild in the pumpkin spice, with a little more bitterness than other pumpkin beers, though more like an under ripe fruit or herbal tea bitterness. The flavor reminds me of freshly raked leaves. Not as pumpkin heavy as other pumpkin beers, but it’s still there, and the beer itself seems better crafted than most. An excellent beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2014 15:57:47 | More by asaharyev
3.54/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A copper/amber pour with 2 fingers of head, slow dissipation and a bit of lacing - unusual for the style. Smells of roasted pumpkin seed, nutmeg, clove. The flavor is a bit roasty, which is nice (especially as a breakfast beer), subtle notes of pumpkin spices, toasted bread.
Medium body with higher carbonation..
This drinks like a beer, brewed for fall season... Not like a pumpkin beer brewed to compete for the most pumpkin flavor. With my tiredness of pumpkin beers, I can appreciate this one.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2014 13:20:18 | More by facundoCNB
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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