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Mummy Train Pumpkin Ale - Flat Earth Brewing Company

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78
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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flat Earth Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jera1350 on 10-11-2009)
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Photo of MattyG85
4.43/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Groveland Tap in St. Paul, MN. Served in a British style tulip pint glass.

Appearance: Bright amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About three fingers of off white head with decent retention. Lots of sticky lacing.

Smell: Strong aroma of cinnamon spices up front with nutmeg and pumpkin pie. Hints of bready caramel malts, apple, and earthy hops. Smell is very spicy and moderately sweet.

Taste: Like the smell, lots of spicy cinnamon and nutmeg up front. Solid body of pumpkin pie flavor with hints of caramel malts, toffee, and apple. Hop presence is very light. Fairly spicy and sweet while still being well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Very smooth. Spices leave a nice lingering aftertaste in the mouth.

Overall: A very solid spiced pumpkin beer. Full flavored and pretty easy drinking.

MattyG85, Oct 20, 2011
Photo of jsprain1
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

jsprain1, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of dsuedbeck
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

dsuedbeck, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of adrock7309
4.13/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with some friends over halloween weekend. Strong aroma of pumpkin spiciness - with flavor to match. Probably the best example of a pumpkin beer other than ST. Mouthfeel was a bit thin. Picked up a couple bottles of this and plan to dig into them on thanksgiving.

adrock7309, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of TooGood
4/5  rDev +14.6%

TooGood, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of NeilHimself
4/5  rDev +14.6%

NeilHimself, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of brydeen
4/5  rDev +14.6%

brydeen, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Wiz99
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Wiz99, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of Mdog
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear amber, good head.

Smell: Nice pumpkin pie smell.

Taste: Follows along the smell, pumpkin pie, cinnamon, nutmeg, hint of clove. Light mouthfeel.

Drinkability: I'm usually not a fan of pumpkin beers, but I could have a few of these.

Supporting the local brewery by trying a style I don't normally have, Mummy Train surprised me pleasantly. Nice pumpkin pie smell and flavor without going overboard on the spices. Nicely sweet without going too far, and good spiced flavor. Good stuff.

Mdog, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of ErikMP
4/5  rDev +14.6%

ErikMP, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of gatornation
3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had on tap at burger jones it appeared a light amber color with a thin head ..the smell was bananas pumpkin pie cinnamon and nutmeg..the taste was the same it was a light thin ale with cinnamon and pumpkin bread taste at first then some banana bread a little nutmeg.. the mouth feel is medium to thin this could be more robust and would be more enjoyable if like a brown ale.. .imo ... however i found it easy drinking and quite enjoyable

gatornation, Oct 27, 2009
Photo of NuclearDolphin
3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 12 oz Pilsner Glass on Thanksgiving; notes taken on 11-25-11.

Appearance - Pours a clean, dark red color with a slightly redish 1 finger head.

Smell - Sweet Pumpkin mixed in with cinnamon and ginger. There's also a very slight malty scent present.

Taste - Pumpkin and cinnamon mixed in with ginger and nutmeg. The flavor is a little on the lighter side compared to other pumpkin ales I've had before, but it's still fairly good.

Mouthfeel - It's got a fairly light body and an overt smoothness to it. Carbonation is also mild, which is typical of these types of ales.

Overall - For what it is, it's a solid pumpkin ale. If there was just more flavor in here, this probably would've been one of the my favorite pumpkin ales. It's got alot of pontential, so maybe next year they can improve on the flavor.

NuclearDolphin, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of bsp77
3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Clear amber-orange with thin off-white head.

Smell: Lots of spice in the aroma, with cloves, ginger and cinnamon most noticeable. Some light caramel and pumpkin.

Taste: Caramel and nutty pumpkin, with a very spicy layer on top. Notes of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and ginger - the nutmeg and allspice last long into the finish.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, fairly light body, dry finish.

Overall: Great low abv Pumpkin Ale.

bsp77, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Roland45s
3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A rich brown pumpkin ale with a hint of caramel. Pours smooth with a minimal topper. Smells very strong of pumpkin aroma, but has a nice finish. not the best of the pumpkin ales that I have had but one of the better for the end of the season.

Catchy name and worth buying again if you are in the mid-west, I wasnt able to get this from the East Coast.

Roland45s, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of jera1350
3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours from a bomber an lighter amber hue with a fizzy head that disappears quickly. Not much in the way of lacing.

Awesome smell of pumpkin pie spices. Nutmeg and cinnamon really stand out. Very nice smell of warm and spicy pumpkin pumpkin pie overall.

Tastes much like a homemade pumpkin butter. Lots of pumpkin pie spices to go with the pumpkin. Rather skimpy malt presence. Pumpkin and spices are tasty and really stand out, but they do beg for a malty sweetness. Very long spice finish.

The body is too thin and light. Makes it go down easy, but the need for body is there. Quite dry feeling from all of the spices.

I like this beer, but I would really love it if it had a larger malt base. All the components are there for a perfect pumpkin ale, except the malt, which would really help out the body and flavor.

jera1350, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of theHoff77
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Heard good things about this and this is the first and only beer I've had from Flat Earth Brewing Company.

A - Relatively dark amber color. No carbonation, not much head, and zero lacing.

S - It smells closer to actual pumpkin pie to any beer I've had before, and to me pumpkin pie smells heavenly. Glorious smell.

T - Taste continues on the pumpkin pie train. It's focuses more on pumpkin pie spices than on actual pumpkin. Great execution in the taste department. Even the aftertaste left me feeling like I had pumpkin pie. This would be something I classify as a desert beer.

M - I'd agree with others saying it tastes a bit too watery and light. No bitterness to this and was easy drinking all the way through.

O - The words that came out of my were "f'n awesome." This was more out of shock because I had no idea what to expect to from Flat Earth. Easily one of the better pumpkin beers I've had, and probably the one that hits the pumpkin pie flavor on the head better than any I have had. Smell was remarkable. It does look and feel kind of cheap. When I have something like Pumking I feel like more TLC went into it. It's definitely something I would pick up again though, and I now feel inclined to give more Flat Earth beers a go.

theHoff77, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of jjanega08
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

No freshness dating but this is the first year it was bottled I believe thus it is fresh???

A= Pours a translucent amber color with a thin sort of coca cola like head on it that rises and falls with relative ease. The head actually holds some decent retention for the way it looks. The lacing is pretty minimal.

S= Smells high on the spice. The pumpkin is a little light compared to the spice. Lots of cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg in it. The underlying malt is a decent caramelly background typical of an amber.

T= The flavor is again very high on spice. The pumpkin comes through a little more than the nose lead on. It has a lot of the spices mentioned above. The problem I see is that it's all spice (pun). There really isn't much backing the spice. It almost tastes like a spiced water if that makes sense.

M= Very light on the body with a little too high carbonation.

O= This is a very very well spiced beer. Nice flavors come through but there isn't much behind the spice. A little more malt and heaft to it would make this a tasty treat. I still like it quite a bit however. One of the better pumpkin beers I think.

jjanega08, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy orange coloration, slim head.

Aroma: all pumpkin spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, a little of clove. Mmmm.

More spice once in the mouth. Medium bodied, high carbonation, spritzy and spicy. Long, lingering finish in the mouth.

Easy drinkability, refreshing, not too big, not too boisterous. A sessionable pumpkin ale.

feloniousmonk, Oct 14, 2009
Photo of Bhiggy007
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%

Bhiggy007, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of Schlais
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Schlais, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of Shawner
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Shawner, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of injuredreserve
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

injuredreserve, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of TCMike
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a light copper color color, and produced a 2 finger beige head. It disapated quickly.
The smell was of pumpkin pie. Yum!
The taste was similar , but not as much of the pumpkin pie taste came through. It had a slight sour finish. Light mouth-feel, an high-ish carbonation.
The smell was great the taste that followed was a little bit of a let down.

TCMike, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Herky21
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Herky21, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

t0rin0, Sep 27, 2012
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Mummy Train Pumpkin Ale from Flat Earth Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.