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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Pumpkin AleSmuttynose Pumpkin Ale

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Reviews: 833
Hads: 1,815
Avg: 3.73
pDev: 21.98%
Wants: 96
Gots: 185 | 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:
Beer added by: purplehops on 08-28-2003

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
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Photo of Scarvingdozen87
2.5/5  rDev -33%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

S: smelled like an IPA than pumpkin. I was definitely expecting more pumpkin with this one.

T: Tasted very dark and bitter. Definitely not a fall delight! Wish it would have eluded to this beer tasting like an IPA. Very dark and heavy!

O: It was not necessarily a bad beer, but not a pumpkin beer. If you are into dark beers, hoppy and IPA than this would be the right beer for you!

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Photo of woodychandler
3.17/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is my year of the pumpkins, apparently. How is it that I have never reviewed this annual gem? This year, I laid them in upon release in late-August and awaited October's arrival.

From the bottle: "ale brewed with pumpkin puree & spices"; "Cucurbita Pepo".

My pour created a dense mound, finger high, of tawny head with good retention. Color was a hazy orangish-amber (SRM = ~ 9). Nose smelled like a fresh deck of clove cigarettes! Man, that took me back. I was a young sailor in 1983 and smoking was the vogue of the time. I disliked anything but cloves and smoked a lot of them with early girlfriends, many of whom I have not thought of until now. They were all always black-clad, tough-talking and great teachers. I learned a lot from them and I regret none of it. It's only kinky the first time. Mouthfeel was medium and the clove/cinnamon presence was unrelenting. Phew! I am feeling pretty festive after today. I walked away from this for a moment to allow the spices to sink in, but coming back to it, I was still overwhelmed by the spices. Finish was dry, too dry for my taste and all tanks to the overabundance of spices.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the first free weekend I’ve had in a while – time for a pumpkin beer marathon. Expect my reviews to be less and less intelligible as the day wears on.

Best-by date is four months after the date of this tasting (02/12/14).

A: Hazy pumpkin orange with a creamy white, micro-bubbled head. The foam never tops an inch in height, but it sticks around for a while and leaves jagged strands of lacing on every available surface.

S: This is no pumpkin pie character – it’s pure cooked pumpkin. This nose is chock full of that earthy, fleshy tone, accentuated by a familiar nutmeg, orange peel, and gingerbread scent. As the beer warms, the spices come out in greater magnitude, which does eventually give each whiff that pie quality.

T: Hoppy! Now that’s a surprise. A zesty, peppery, somewhat Noble bitterness sits on a bed of cracker, white bread, and brown sugar malts tastes, with pumpkin in the background bringing it all together in an earthy shared character. The aftertaste, quite dry, lets cinnamon and allspice linger among the black pepper hop finish.

M: Drinkable – a great example of refreshing drinkability that’s not too thin. Light-to-medium body with a mild, creamy carbonation.

O: Starting off the tasting right; a beer like this (that has just a bit of pumpkin flavor) is the perfect introduction to what promises to be a day full of very pumpkin-heavy brews. Normally, I’d be dissatisfied with a pumpkin beer that’s not all about pumpkin, but what Smuttynose is offering here is a wonderfully balanced pale ale with an added pumpkin dimension. Can’t be upset with that.

Grab a six-pack, because you won't be satisfied with just one.

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Photo of rangerred
3.22/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear light gold with a thick one finger head. Really excellent head retention with great lacing. Quite impressive.

The aroma is very typical of pumpkin beers in that it is moderate on the typical pumpkin pie spices; clove and cinnamon. A little bit of earth underneath from the hops so it is nice that it isn't overly spiced

The taste is really interesting although not in a good way. Spice up front and it is on the light side which is nice but there is an awfully strong bitterness that comes in and just holds on through the finish. A touch of roast, brown sugar, and alcohol but it can't cut throught the odd, dish soap-like flavor and bitterness. It is not overly sweet and actually quite dry for a pumpkin beer which is nice.

Overall, this one just misses the mark. I like the more subtle flavors but the bitterness needs to be dialed back a bit.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz beer was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one ginger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy pale orange color with some clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Caramel and bready malts, pumpkins, brown sugar, cinnamon, all spice, and clove. Spices are pretty strong.

Taste: The taste is a little more balanced that was I smelled. The malts and pumpkin flavors work well and are not too sweet or bitter. Great tasting pumpkin beer.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little chewy, medium carbonation, light bodied, and fall harvest pumpkin and spices.

Overall: Pretty solid pumpkin beer that I have enjoyed over the years. Good stuff.

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Photo of jhawth
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear orange with a light, creamy-looking head. Good retention.

Aroma: Vegetal pumpkin notes accompanied by subtle nutmeg and other spice notes. Some malt sweetness, noticeable hop notes.

Taste: Sweet light malts immediately followed by earthy and spicy pumpkin flavor, finishes with slight hop bitterness and more spice.

Mouthfeel: Light-to-medium bodied, lively carbonation. Not as creamy as it appears, but still quite drinkable.

Overall: Solid, subtle pumpkin ale that provides nice fall flavors while not being overly sweet or spicy. Nice balance of pumpkin flavors and hop bitterness.

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Photo of mitch3114
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured bottle into snifter

A- beautiful pour, nice thick creamy head. Light amber in color, slight orangey hue. looks like a wheat beer.

S- Pumpkin, light on the spice, allspice some hops

T- Sweet pumpkin upfront light spices, cinnamon ginger, a hint of clove, allspice. Hops! This is one of few pumpkin beers that has a notable hop presence in the taste. Had the night before for a tasting and it was pretty much unanimous, myself included that this beer was much too bitter. However, while drinking it today, I found that this beer alone is fantastic. The hops are not too bitter. They balance the beer out quite nicely.

M- I really like the mouthfeel on this. It's not too light. It's just right for the style. It's smooth and creamy and has some body to it. It's not syrupy or too thick. It's spot on!

O- I'm glad I gave this beer a second chance. This is really one of my new favorite pumpkin beers for the an easy to find, reasonably priced, non imperial pumpkin beer. Just a nice beer to grab and drink on a nice fall day, like today, and watch the leaves change on the trees. And because it's so balanced I could drink more than one!

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Photo of secondtooth
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a murky golden-amber. Thick, heavy head of white foam, and some big and ornate lace.

Nose is heavy on pumpkin spice -- specifically, allspice, like a pumpkin pie. Very nice and fresh.

Taste is also big on the spice up front, with a slight tartness alongside the pumpkin. I also get a tingle of hoppiness to the finish.

Solid, and definitely an enjoyable pumpkin ale.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz.

Pours a cloudy orange with an off-white film for a head.

Smells of sweet pumpkin, cinnamon, buttered toast, and some nutmeg.

Tastes of vegetal pumpkin with a little brown sugar and cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Some notable hop bitterness in the aftertaste, dry.

Medium body with fizzy carbonation on the tip of the tongue.

Pretty good pumpkin ale, nice aroma and interesting flavor that is different from other pumpkins I tried. I'm not sure if I really like it but it gets points for originality. Worth a try.

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Photo of Brezzy24
2.42/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

We are on a taste test to find the best Pumpkin ale for fall beer of choice. Post Road Pumpkin is bitter tasting with less spice then others I've tired. This is no a pumpkin ale that I could drink all night. I always willing to try a beer once. Have a great day

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

finally a pumpkin brew that's not overspiced! this one is still spiced, but I can taste squash too, and it really works. orangey amber on the pours with just under an inch of bubbly airy white head, fades fast. the nose is clove and pumpkin, roasted and sweet, caramel and red malts, and ale yeast, all in good proportion to one another. the taste is great, understated seasonally perfect spice profile, hint of bitter gourdy flesh, and a brown sugar finish that tastes rich but drinks easy. lighter in body than many pumpkin ales, and pleasantly smooth too, despite assertive carbonation. this is a very well executed pumpkin brew, and should serve as an example to others how to use spice but still allow pumpkins to shine through. couple of pints of this are no worries.

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Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 1/19/2014. Pours moderately hazy bright orange amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pumpkin, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread, toast, floral, and herbal. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of spice, pumpkin, and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of pumpkin, toast, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, gingerbread, floral, light pine, and herbal earthiness. Light bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, toast, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, gingerbread, and floral on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of malt, pumpkin, and spice flavors; with solid robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good pumpkin ale. Good balance of malt and spice flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of smmeier819
3.27/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- Cloudy, burnt orange (is that a color?). Lots of lacing, but head retention is poor. Started out with about a finger and a half, then quickly disappeared. I like the cloudiness, deceiving though because the body is so light.

S- Wow! Nutmeg! Not much else other than some faint notes of citrus.

T- Spicy, subtle sweetness. Not quite balanced, maybe too much bitterness versus what I was hoping for, but it does work out surprisingly. Lots of citrusy orange, almost like it has orange peel added.

M- Light, dry, and perhaps astringent. Just right on the carbonation.

O- Not as pumpkiny as other pumpkin ales, but nice to drink nonetheless. I like it, but that may be because this beer is very sessionable and I've drank three in an hour.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.92/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy orange color. The head is a rather typical barely off-white shade about one finger high. Great lacing is left behind, but retention isn't the best.

S: As expected, the spices are there. The spice component is low on sweetness, but high on nutmeg. I also pick up a bit of citrus peel, which adds a nice component to the (well restrained) spiciness.

T: Bitter citrus peel notes hit my tongue first. The spice notes, rather than immediately opening the flavor profile, sneak up near the finish to mingle with the citrusy flavor. Not much in the way of actual pumpkin (I've come to expect that now from the style). There's even a mineral touch in the aftertaste. All the main flavors seem to exacerbate each others harshness - but at least it's bland enough where it's not really a bother. Right...?

M: It's a crisp, dry brew, but also one that's too astringent. I don't like the coarse feel in particular. A light body and moderate carbonation makes it (at least) somewhat drinkable, though.

O: Pumpkin ales like Schlafly Pumpkin Ale and Full Tilt Patterson Pumpkin succeed because they don't succumb to the pratfalls of the style. While not necessarily a total failure, this one doesn't succeed because it DOES fall victim to the problems of the style - too much bitter spicing, not enough balance between the sweet and aforementioned bitter. My first real letdown from Smuttynose, but to be fair, I wasn't expecting this to be fantastic.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Acme Bar and Pizza in Rochester, NY.

Pours a slightly hazy dark orange. 1 inch head, not a whole lot of lacing down the glass.

Smells like most good pumpkin ales do- cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, vanilla. Bit of caramel.

Tastes great. A thick malt backbone of brown sugar, caramel and toffee is overlaid with a lot of pumpkin pie spicing. The malt backbone isn't as sweet as I'd expect, much drier, which keeps the possibility of this beer being too cloying in check. Not much actual pumpkin flavor here. Some actual hop flavor too- a bit of pine.

Full bodied, creamy, dry mouthfeel.

A great pumpkin beer. A step down from Southern Tier, Horseheads, and Schlafly, in my opinion, but still quite excellent.

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Photo of Fergyx825
3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: an orange-cloudy appearance with some head on the surface of the beer, that does not go away after pouring. Not as amber as most pumpkin ales are.

Smell: a more citrus smell to it, with some pumpkin and definite spice. Not as rich and flavorful as most pumpkin ales. smells more on the lighter side of the beer.

Taste: This beer taste of citrus, there is some spice and pumpkin to it. A bitter taste at the end. I really think this is pretty good, but it doesn't fit the usual pumpkin ale.

Mouthfeel: almost no carbonation, and i think this has medium thickness. I really enjoyed this beer other than its mediocrity.

Overall: this is a good beer, just doesn't blow you away.

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Photo of barczar
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy golden orange with a frothy yellowish cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving modest lacing.

Pumpkin, clove, ginger, and cinnamon form the initial aroma, with a bit of toasted malt lurking in the background. The balance is spices.

Flavor is actually a bit beery, with toasted, nutty malt underlying the ginger, pumpkin, and clove. The finish is fairly bitter and dry. Ginger dominates a bit, providing a cola flavor.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation, and the finish is harsh.

Ginger is not my favorite flavor in a beer, and I'm not a fan of harsh bitterness or cola, so this isn't my favorite seasonal.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.92/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
6.3% ABV, Best before 12/20/13 printed on neck. "brewed with pumpkin puree and spices"

A - Giant clumps of sticky lace cake the whole pint as the tall off-white foam plateaus to a sparkling pile above the hazy orange beer. It doesn't look much better than this!

S - This pumpkin ale is a bit spicier on the nose than it is pumpkin-y, smelling of nutmeg, allspice, and a dash of cinnamon on some fresh pumpkin; however, I keep getting notes of baby diaper and wet cardboard trailing behind sweet pale malts.

T - The flavor mirrors the nose in that it's very spice forward, rushing forwards while pumpkin hangs back with the malt and relaxes. Strong astringency rises up for a biting, off finish that's not very pleasing.

M - Well carbonated with a slight tingle to the swallow, this spicy and generally smooth pumpkin ale has quite a bit of an astringent, bitter finish for the style.

O - Beautiful from the get-go, this pumpkin ale has a nice introductory aroma that quickly becomes off with unpleasant wet cardboard - though not oxidized - and carries slightly into the bitter, astringent flavor and feel for a pumpkin beer that's not at all pleasing to drink.

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Photo of DeFaz
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've had 15 different pumpkin ales already this year and it's only the beginning of August. Many taste very similar and the pumpkin seems thrown in there without much concern for how it will work with the other flavors. This beer is different. The appearance is nice, with a short/medium head that leaves great lacing. The smell is not as sweet and bold as many other pumpkin ales, and there's no hint of alcohol. The taste is nicely balanced, with more hops than what I'm used to in a pumpkin ale, a little less pumpkin, and a little more spice (cinnamon, nutmeg), giving it a spicy taste with a finish that's actually more dry than sweet. The mouthfeel is on the thin side but all of the flavors are captured nicely, and it goes down smooth. Overall, this is one of the better pumpkin ales in my opinion because of its great balance.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Paying respect to the original American ales that supplemented grain with gourde, Smuttynose does a fantastic job of fusing what was useful about those historic recipes and today's dessert-forward concoctions.

As the beer settles soon after the pour, it brightens with a perfectly clear copper-gold color that causes me to want to call it 'orange'. A frothy column of foam rises above the beer. Just off of white in its foam, its strong retention and intricate lace continue to tell the tale of a well crafted beer.

Spicy with the common pie aromas, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon and nutmeg all tingle the nose and gives a zesty "fall-type" scent. Its support of caramel, biscuit and grain are the perfect balance for the spice additions.

To taste, its semi-dry malt sweetness greets the tongue first. Much more of an Amber Ale flavor gives the beer strong ale roots that isn't heavy or unnecessarily sweet from malt excess. As the sweetness begins to dry out in the middle, the sprinkling in of spices provide an uptick in zesty spice to accent it drying finish. Hoppier than expected, the beer finishes with the clean, crisp, and somewhat pine resin-like closure of drier American Amber Ales.

Medium-bodied to start, the supple sweetness and carbon dioxide gives the beer a fluffy pumpkin texture. But as the ale sheds its carbonation and light sweetness, it turns decidedly ale-like with graham cracker and pie spice for an echo of dessert yet arid and semi-clean with grain and hops.

Well formulated and executed nearly to perfection, the beer does exactly what it was designed to do. Half ale and half pie- it speaks to the historic nature of the pumpkin and also to what today's craft beer has turned it into. Still, its subtlety is a far cry to the more seductive and dessert-like properties of more assertive, newer versions.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with a decent sized white head that displays moderate retention. The aroma is all pie spices, cinnamon nutmeg and all spice come to mind. Light sugary malt deep underneath with a hint of earth. The flavor is a little tart but sweet with brown sugar and flavored with pie spices. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick spicy tart mouthfeel. Its a pumpkin beer, a bit too light in body and sweetness for my tastes.

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Photo of MistahBeah
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden orange with an off-white head. Mild retention. Some lacing. Too hazy to see any carbonation. Color-wise this is what I look for from the style. Off to a good start

Smells pretty damn good. Big spice aromas - nutmeg, allspice, ginger, cinnamon. Earthy pumpkin. Vanilla notes. Graham crackers. Everything I wanted to smell with a very nice balance

Tastes like the nose. Big spice in the foreground. Nutmeg and ginger at first fading into spicier cinnamon and nutmeg. Then the pumpkin takes over complementing the earthier spices. Backbone is sweet malt with faint traces of vanilla and honey and a hint of brown sugar. The finish is slightly bitter and (again) earthy

Mouthfeel is on the slightly fuller side of medium-bodied. A little drying. Big and spicy with some heat

A great example of the style. I've reviewed quite a few pumpkin beers this (early) season and was getting discouraged having not really enjoyed any. Glad I tried this so I know there's still hope! Would definitely get again and recommend if you're looking for a great pumpkin ale with a lot of character and a nice balance

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Photo of KYGunner
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A light pumpkin orange color seems awfully appropriate as a bright white fizzy head congeals atop.

Spicy pumpkin and earthy gourd set the aroma. Hints of nutmeg and cinnamon are peppered about the scent.

The taste is very earthy with a sprig of pumpkin spice. More gourdish on the palate there's a bit of nutmeg. I taste a bit of resinous hop flavor but caught a buttery daicytl.

The feel is very light and bubbly and fills the mouth with a wateriness.

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Photo of Act25
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with a bottled on date.

A- Super-sticky white lace!
Poured into a perfect pint, a crown that rose above the glass lip, and lasted, and lasted, and laced all the way down. Beautiful orange, amber body, hazed, and great body all the way down.

S- Pumpkin filling, spices and a core bready malt sweetness - pumpkin pie like. Appetizing and yes! perfect for harvest meals.

T- Starts with pumpkin, fruit, grass, topped with abundant spices, all based on a lovely real beer drinkers Malt base and a hoppy, tingly, counter bitter balance. Finishes grassy, dry, earthy.

M- A beer drinker's mouth feel, very satisfying, smooth, with medium body.

One of the few pumpkins you could drink all evening. Great with food in this case fresh mashers, pork burrito, garden tomatoes, mozzarella and provolone.

Edged Elysian (also very good) out to be the best pumpkin yet. SmuttyNose is a great brewer.

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle with a awesome label. A picture of a ripe Pumpkin gracing the front. Perfect label for the fast approaching Autumn season. I'm a big fan of Smuttynose and their style. Poured into a Standard American style pint glass.

A - one of the best pumpkin ales I've ever seen in terms of color. A pumpkin ale doesn't need to be a pumpkin color as we all know that's not how beer works. But this thing is as close as I've ever seen to a pumpkin colored pumpkin ale. Bright pumpkin orange with a lovely haze about it. Pure Smuttynose looking ale here. Head matches colorwise to the golden hued pumpkin orange. It pours luscious and sits brilliantly leaving behind a good amount of sticky lace.

S - lots of spice. Allspice and cinnamon. Pumpkin makes up the backbone with a touch of typical Smuttynose malt. A little toasted malt.

T - pumpkin flavor hits up front and quickly runs out of steam when the spices take total control. A touch of fruit and earthiness to this flavor.

M - a bit thinner than I was anticipating from both a pumpkin ale and a smuttynose offering. It is fairly smooth however with just enough bitterness. Not a massive ale, but big enough where I thought there would be a bit more mouth coating sticky texture. Not bad though.

O - this is a pumpkin ale anyone could enjoy and have a couple while you're at it. Some pumpkin ales are hard to finish and that's from someone who loves pumpkin. This one had the stuff to be great, but its just lacking a touch of flavor for me to go that far. Take nothing away from the Smuttynose Pumpkin ale however. It's a very good offering for the upcoming Fall season. Definitely worth seeking out.

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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 833 ratings.