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Stegmaier Pumpkin Ale - Lion Brewery, Inc.

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Stegmaier Pumpkin AleStegmaier Pumpkin Ale

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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 17.65%
Wants: 1
Gots: 20 | 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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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.

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3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Undated 12 oz bottle served in a snifter.

Pours clear, orange-copper color with a modest and weak bone-colored head.

Overall, spices are more subtle than in many pumpkin beers, but the cinnamon is more dominant. There is a clear suggestion of pumpkin pie along with a pronounced caramel malt component. Sweet but not cloying.

Feel: Light-medium body seems too thin; Medium, prickly carbonation. Slight heat from the cinnamon.

O: A tasty and solid pumpkin ale, but not up with the best of style.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Chimay Glass

A - Pours a clear orange, less than half a finger of fizzy white head, no lacing.
S - Aroma is predominately a mix of cinnamon and pumpkin, a little bready malt, and a little spice underneath, nothing special, but not bad either.
T - Very ale-forward if you get my drift. The pumpkin and spice flavors are a little bit muddled in the mix, but about midway through the peek out, you get some pumpkin flavor, cinnamon, nutmeg, a nice dark herbal hop presence more towards the end with a little peppery taste.
M - More on the lighter side and a little watery.
O - Not a bad pumpkin, but not something I'd go out of my way to get, Its good for a outside session around a fire though, and Thats where I think it'd be best suited.

Omnium, Oct 05, 2013
Stegmaier Pumpkin Ale from Lion Brewery, Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.