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Stegmaier Pumpkin Ale - Lion Brewery, Inc.

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Stegmaier Pumpkin AleStegmaier Pumpkin Ale

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80
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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 17.66%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lion Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Buggies on 08-31-2011)
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NewBeerMember


5/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Surprisingly, very good. Beautiful orange color, full bodied, creamy, with a mild pumpkin aftertaste. The pumpkin flavor was not much pronounced while in the mouth and more noticeable after swallowing. Will learn more about beer lingo and nuances as I continue to rate beers on this site.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 11:13:28 | More by NewBeerMember
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

09-20-2012 19:48:38 | More by wattoclone
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Corpsehoagie

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

08-25-2013 14:13:56 | More by Corpsehoagie
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g1lgamesh

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

04-25-2014 04:06:06 | More by g1lgamesh
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Stermax

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

03-21-2014 14:02:52 | More by Stermax
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

09-23-2012 03:39:50 | More by GaryMarkle84
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swtdixie91

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-14-2013 19:59:50 | More by swtdixie91
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rjvanston

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

09-08-2012 01:12:45 | More by rjvanston
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CraftBeerFanatic_07

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

08-28-2013 09:17:41 | More by CraftBeerFanatic_07
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Chevelle66

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

03-08-2013 04:32:39 | More by Chevelle66
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firehawkjo

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I've read this beer is made with real pumpkin and you can tell!
A
This ale pours with a nice orange pumpkin glow. It has a nice mild head of foam with moderate lacing on the glass. While perfectly carbonated, the bubbles float up through the ale keeping it crisp, fresh, yet comfortably delicious. In my opinion it has a near perfect appearance for pumpkin style beer/ales.

S
This pumpkin ale actually does have a nice real pumpkin aroma, with the slightest presence of autumn spice (cinnamon), followed by slight fruity notes of alcohol.

T
The taste of this ale is excellent. Continuing where the aromas left off, well balanced flavors begin with autumn spices, and as the liquid flows through the mouth, where a slight tartness, sweetness, and presence of carbonation and alcohol provide the slight burn of an alcoholic drink, the richness of pumpkin shines through and is left behind as the more volatile tastes mentioned early wisp smoothly away. Another sip begins the cycle all over again, leaving the consumer wanting another sip, and another...

M
The mouthfeel of this ale is slightly light for a pumpkin style ale. Sometimes I might prefer a heavier feel on cooler, October nights. However, the beer starts smooth, then bubbling burn, then smooth with pumpkin. Perfectly carbonated, slightly thin, but rich enough to warm the soul on a ghoulish evening of the autumn.

O
My overall rating of this pumpkin ale, considering it is one of the least expensive of the varieties available is excellent! It competes well among the others I've tried, and with real pumpkin (not just spice) this is the real deal! Pick up a pack and enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 22:42:20 | More by firehawkjo
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14%

11-23-2011 23:04:55 | More by mdillon86
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

4/5  rDev +14%

02-01-2014 18:23:03 | More by ShepardCommander
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EvilAsh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14%

11-20-2012 21:30:54 | More by EvilAsh
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muletrane

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14%

09-16-2013 15:57:18 | More by muletrane
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thlayli87

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Nice medium copper orange with 1 finger of head and very minimal lacing

S - Strong spicy aroma dominated by cinnamon and nutmeg; some sweet notes in there also

T - Pumpkin flavor takes a back seat to the spices; lots of cinnamon and nutmeg; faint caramel notes; slight bitter finish, but not from hops--hop flavor almost entirely absent

M - A bit thin and fizzy but not bad

O - This is a surprisingly good pumpkin ale. Strong spice flavors. Tastes like pumpkin pie, which is how I like them. If you like your pumpkin beers spicy definitely try this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 21:47:26 | More by thlayli87
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gnuworldorder

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Found this at the distributor for 21$ and picked it up. It has a slight cinnamon smell and taste. Also has allspice and a semi thick mouthfeel for non craft beer. For its style it is fairly decent but doesn't compare to weyerbachers. Im pleased with it overall and will be picking up another case if it in a week or two.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 03:58:09 | More by gnuworldorder
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Liking most of the other offerings Stegmaier makes a decent pumpkin lager. Color is a dark amber brown, clear with a half inch of head that turns to a sweet looking lace ring. Smell is strong nutmeg and cinnamon just how I like it. Taste is kind of lacing on the roasted or vegital pumpkin but makes for a great lager. Spices, sweet and balanced with minimal hop kick. Mouthfeel is light so I took off points since it doesn't make for a good winter brew.

Overall not something I would have again but just like the Oktoberfest nothing to avoid. 10x better than pumpkin head so I have no idea why the reviews are so low...

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 05:56:18 | More by DrDemento456
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I have made it my personal mission to review as many pumpkin beers (ales & lagers) as possible this year. I am now beginning to realize the foolhardy nature of this, but it is too late to turn back!

From the bottle: "Over 150 Years of Brewing Excellence"; "Brewed in the Honorable Tradition of Charles Stegmaier". The rebus under the cap was # 345, but I will not give you the answer unless you ask me for it. I HATE spoilers!

My pour brought me two fingers of dense, tawny head with excellent retention. Nose had muted spices and I am coming to realize that too much of a good thing is a bad thing. I would prefer, in this style, that the entire spice rack NOT be dumped into the brew kettle! This was just about right in terms of the scent and its intensity. Color was a medium-amber (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-plus quality clarity, enabling me to see into the future. I am having a beer brunch, followed by watching the Stillers via satellite at a local sports bar. Mouthfeel was kind of thin and watery, but the flavors were just right. I felt like Goldilocks in Baby Bear's chair. I was getting cinnamon with hints of vanilla underlain by cloves and nutmeg. I cannot stress enough how important it is to use a light hand with the spices. Finish was semi-dry with the malt getting a chance to breathe as opposed to being choked off as in some iterations of the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 15:43:26 | More by woodychandler
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

02-10-2014 00:52:50 | More by Goldndomer
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curmudgeon236

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

03-25-2014 07:54:06 | More by curmudgeon236
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paulhargus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

09-25-2012 02:42:44 | More by paulhargus
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jagada

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

10-12-2012 02:45:01 | More by jagada
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Gehrig13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

10-07-2012 17:19:34 | More by Gehrig13
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StaindProject86

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

10-20-2013 03:35:05 | More by StaindProject86
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Stegmaier Pumpkin Ale from Lion Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.