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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,745
Reviews: 819
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 85
Gots: 144 | FT: 0
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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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Ratings: 1,745 | Reviews: 819
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3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought at Beers of the World, Rochester NY. Tasted same day. Served in a bottle, poured into glass.

A: Great look, a hearty orange color. Foams up a good deal and leaves white lacings of head for a good duration.

S: Pretty faint, definite pumpkin smell as well as a hint of cloves and other pumpkin pie spices.

T: A good pumpkin flavor, though not as strong as the smell. As with smell, allspice and cloves sneak in at the corners but don't overpower it. Has a great "beer" flavor as well, unlike some other pumpkin beers.

M: Crisp, though flavors don't really linger. Pleasant without being particularly memorable.

O: A very good pumpkin beer. Not a huge fan of the style, but out of the ones I've tried this would be my favorite. Would certainly buy again next fall. Would have liked just a bit more pumpkin flavor, but enjoyed it nonetheless.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - clear orangish amber with a thin cap of white head that fades quickly

S - pumpkin, nutmeg, faint cinnamon, maybe some ginger

T - grainy, bitter, pumpkin, nutmeg

M - medium bodied, warm, crisp

The nose was good but the flavor was off. The flavor was far too bitter with a grainy maltyness. the pumpkin and spices are there but they're overpowered. In the end I'm disappointed

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3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Has a nice dark amber(almost pumpkin orange:)) color. Head was pretty thick and left some nice lacing.
Odor is spicy as one would expect from a pumpkin beer. Cinnamon and perhaps nutmeg.
Taste begins with a hint of floral and goes into spice. Ends with some spice(cinnamon lingers after). Has a pretty nice progression throughout. Mouth feel is crisp and carbonated. It has some weight that covers your tongue well.
Overall a solid pumpkin beer. It does not over do it with pumpkin nor spice.

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3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle from the Potsdam NY IGA for 2.75$

Appearance - Hazy copper colour with an average size fizzy/frothy off-white coloured head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes.

Smell - Malts, cloves, all spice, pumpkin

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and lots of all-spice/clove. There is also some pumpkin, but not as much as I expected and a graininess. It ends with a spicy clove aftertaste.

Overall - I'd like touch more sweetness and a touch less clove. Still a good beer that is well worth trying. I'd reach for something else next time though.

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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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