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Mummy Train Pumpkin Ale - Flat Earth Brewing Company

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Mummy Train Pumpkin AleMummy Train Pumpkin Ale

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80
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 14.81%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | 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 t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

t0rin0, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -14.5%

nmann08, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%

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 XmnwildX12
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

XmnwildX12, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of imperialking
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

imperialking, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of tempest
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%

On tap at Ngon Vietnamese in St. Paul and served in a tulip. Can't say I'm a fan, the beer is too thin for the spices and comes off to perfumey and like an overpowered scented candle. The cinnamon and nutmeg are just too much. The mellow and subtle pumpkin flavor is actually really nice and complex, but the spicing levels are too much. Also, the flavor reminds me oddly enough of apple cinnamon cider, that can't be good for a pumpkin beer.

UPDATE 11/24/10: Tried this again at Stub & Herb's and found it to be a pleasantly drinkable pumkin beer. It was relatively thin, but not too thin. There was a big pumpkin pie flavor with a good hit of cinnamon.

tempest, Nov 03, 2009
Photo of bsuedekum
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

bsuedekum, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of KarlHungus
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%

This beer pours a clear ruby color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes slowly into a small cap of lacing. The aroma is of nutmeg, all spice, cinnamon, and a hint of pumpkin in the background. The taste is a bit mellower than the aroma with more of a malty roundness. There is, however, still a significant pumpkin spice character that is foremost on the palate. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with a watery texture, and aggressive carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty good pumpkin ale. However, the thin body really detracts from my enjoyment of the rest of the beer.

KarlHungus, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of jera1350
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%

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 birchstick
2.05/5  rDev -41.6%

Pours an orangish rusty color with a small head on it. The nose has faint spice spiraling out the glass (especially cloves) with a touch of pumpkin malts. The taste is watery upfront, which moves to some earthy pumpkin flavors with some more wateriness. Mouth is medium bodied and smooth. Overall, this one is a miss - pretty watery without much taste on the palate of which to speak. I was wanting to try this for a while and was excited to find out my buddy obtained a bottle, but not worth tracking down...

birchstick, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of Herky21
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Herky21, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of MattyG85
4.43/5  rDev +26.2%

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 +21.1%

jsprain1, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of gatornation
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%

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 bsp77
3.93/5  rDev +12%

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 Dactrius
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Dactrius, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of jjanega08
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%

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 Mdog
4/5  rDev +14%

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 JackieTH
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%

Thanks to Rob for sharing.

Here is a Pumpkin Ale and it's the right time of year and one of my favorite styles of beer. Smells of cinnamon and nutmeg, a bit of squash. Taste is immediately overshadowed by the extremely watery mouthfeel. This has some promising flavor..cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, pumpkin squash..it's there, but it's akin to drinking a glass of water that somebody's gone and added cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. Bad. Alas, too bad. It's also not sweet enough to hold up the spices properly and there needs to be more buttery malt. Here's yet another mediocre or less beer from Flat Earth.

JackieTH, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of NilocRellim
3/5  rDev -14.5%

NilocRellim, Sep 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Hopsiam14, Feb 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

capuchinpilates, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Keananmichael5
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Keananmichael5, May 23, 2014
Photo of Schlais
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Schlais, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of plfahey
3.03/5  rDev -13.7%

22 oz. bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance-Amber-brown color with decent clarity. Dense, creamy, pale beige head has decent retention.

Aroma-Very spicy up front with clove, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon all in the forefront-somewhat reminiscent of mulling spices. Light squashy/faintly nutty aroma in the background. Has an overall sort of holiday spice cake aroma, with slight presence of bread and brown sugar. Pleasant.

Flavor-Thin and strangely sweetish up front, with a watery pumpkin candy character at the start, before a bit of the spice begins to open on the mid-palate. The finish bears suggestions of clove and nutmeg, but is quite weak compared to the aroma. The aftertaste is actually moderately pleasant with some of the pumpkin flesh notes starting to come forward, but on the whole I'm not very enamored with the flavor here. There's also a strange tartness to the palate as a whole that I find unpleasant.

Mouthfeel-Medium light body, and it feels a bit thin and watery. Moderately high carbonation doesn't help this impression.

Smells promising, but the flavor really doesn't deliver-with strange, tart, pumpkin-candy flavors which fizzle to a lightly sour, lightly spiced pumpkin flavor. Just not that good.

plfahey, Dec 18, 2011
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Mummy Train Pumpkin Ale from Flat Earth Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.