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Pumpkick - New Belgium Brewing

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77
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715 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 715
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 5
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerWizard on 07-30-2013)
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TruePerception

California

3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

New Beligum's Pumpkick, an ale brewed with pumpkin juice (qua?), cranberry juice and spices.

Appearance: It starts out with maybe a half a finger's head. The beer is an orange-amber, reminiscent of the outside of a pumpkin.

Smell: There is a definite pumpkin pie aroma going on here. Nutmeg. Also, a cross between banana bread and pumpkin bread. Interesting.

Taste/Mouthfeel: The taste is kind of complex and hard to immediately identify. There's a definite dry cranberry note towards the front. It fades into a pumpkin shell taste as it hits the back of the tongue, ending with a bit of pumpkin seed/stem. There is some acidity present, but it's more subdued. More of an accent than a feature. Finish is fairly short. This is very smooth and easy to drink.

Not the best pumpkin beer I've had, but a great everyday choice. And, feels very thanksgiving-y with the cranberry backing! I could even drink this at Christmas, I should say.

Poured into a pint glass, from a 12 oz. bottle.

And, I should call it cheating that they used pumpkin juice, but it seems to work well enough here. Still, I prefer when real, fresh pumpkin is used.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 06:57:08 | More by TruePerception
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Pumpkick from New Belgium Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 715 ratings.