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Pumpkin Ale - Chelsea Brewing Company

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Pumpkin Ale
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86
very good

14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Chelsea Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Mosstrooper on 10-19-2010)
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erha2

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-18-2012 15:36:26 | More by erha2
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Belittle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-29-2014 16:30:40 | More by Belittle
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sagefool

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Tribeca Tavern, NYC.

This is the best pumpkin beer I've had.

Usually, pumpkin beers make the mistake of being either too gourd-heavy or spice-heavy.

This beer literally tastes like someone distilled pumpkin pie, and infused it in the beer.

It's slightly creamy, with a thinner body than I would have expected. Extremely drinkable...three pints-worth, to be exact.

Had to enjoy it, as I knew I might never have it again, as Chelsea doesn't distribute to my state.

Possibly the best flavored/fruit/vegetable beer I've had.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2013 00:35:18 | More by sagefool
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Amalak

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

11-17-2012 00:53:53 | More by Amalak
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metter98

New York

3.45/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at New York Beer Company, New York, NY

A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of pumpkin pie in the nose. Nutmeg really stands out in particular; there are also some hints of cinnamon.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has flavors of pumpkin pie along with some hints of sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little thin and watery on the palate and has some hints of sweetness.
O: This beer definitely lives up to its name and delivers lots of aromas and flavors of pumpkin pie. The only drawback is the thin and watery mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2012 13:54:58 | More by metter98
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brbrocc

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-31-2012 00:34:23 | More by brbrocc
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vfgccp

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-28-2012 02:42:04 | More by vfgccp
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Kooz

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pint glass came rimmed with sugar, and the beer was a cloudy orange color with a white head that stayed the entire time and left a sticky lacing on the glass.

Smelled of cinnamon and pumpkin, pleasant.

Tastes of cinnamon and pumpkin/squash. It's slightly bitter with a smooth finish. It's a mellow beer, which considering the spices is surprising. It's very good.

The beer is full-bodied, somewhat creamy, and very nice.

Overall it's one of the best pumpkin ales I've had.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2012 18:14:26 | More by Kooz
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ejh06752

New York

3/5  rDev -23.3%

09-25-2012 04:45:50 | More by ejh06752
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trocketsauced

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-14-2012 14:14:44 | More by trocketsauced
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cvillenas

Maryland

5/5  rDev +27.9%

11-24-2011 03:38:27 | More by cvillenas
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Nezzy

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at The Pony Bar in Manhattan. Was excited to try it out as it boasts it tastes like a pumpkin pie.

Appearance: very light orange almost had some yellow in it. Very little head and almost reminded me of a soda.

Smell: Off the bat you get the typical smells associated with a pumpkin beer - nutmeg, cinnamon, spices.

Taste: Lives up to the expectation, it tastes exactly like a pumpkin pie. Only down side to this goes with overall feel of the beer. It is very highly carbonated so as a result it doesn't have the satisfying feel and taste many pumpkin beers have. If anything the carbonation made it easier to drink but not in a good way. Also, it felt slightly watered down which made me wonder if they skimped on some of the spices. However that being said it still tasted like a fresh baked pumpkin pie.

Mouthfeel: Very highly carbonated so the taste and feel of the beer did not linger, it disappeared very quickly.

Overall: This honestly reminds me of Southern Tier's Pumking except isn't quite as good due to the high carbonation. Still it's not a bad entry in a very sought out type of beer. I don't think I'd drink it again but was glad I tried it and believe others should as well.

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2011 02:52:54 | More by Nezzy
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david18

New York

2.93/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a short pour of this at the House of Brews in Midtown Manhattan. I'm not a big fan of pumpkin beers and this wasn't my favorite among them. It didnt' taste so much like a beer as it did a cider or some other fermented fruit beverage. Very light, very fizzy, a little sour. Not what I expected and not what I really wanted.

Serving type: on-tap

11-01-2010 21:58:43 | More by david18
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Mosstrooper

California

4.65/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 32oz growler into 16oz Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Pours hazy golden with a small, quickly dissipating white head that leaves behind no lace.

Smell: Smells of pumpkin, with very, very strong nutmeg and cinnamon spices, and clove notes.

Taste: Begins with sweet pumpkin flavors, with balanced notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Finishes with strong spice flavors. Tastes almost exactly like pumpkin pie.

Mouthfeel: Lighter in body, with light carbonation and a refreshing finish.

Drinkability: This is a great pumpkin beer- others taste similar to pumpkin pie, but this tastes EXACTLY like pumpkin pie. If you can get this on-tap or in a growler, do it. This beer is exceptional, though not necessarily widely available.

Serving type: growler

10-19-2010 00:27:46 | More by Mosstrooper
Pumpkin Ale from Chelsea Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.