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Pumpkin Barrel Ale - Fire Island Beer Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

39 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 8.54%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fire Island Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gmann on 09-24-2010)
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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

StephRai, Sep 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Spreetaper, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of malfunxion
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

malfunxion, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

paulish, May 10, 2014
Photo of Griffith
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Griffith, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of tigg924
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: 1 inch head, orange-brown in color, hazy, high carbonation

Smell: nutmeg, cinnamon and clove

Taste: nutmeg, cinnamon and clove with an earthy hoppy end

Mouthfeel: sweet with light bitterness towards the end, medium carbonation, light bodied

Overall: This is an average pumpkin beer in every way. It delivers all the flavors that you would expect from the style. There is a bit of bitterness right at the end, but outside of that it is a straightforward pumpkin ale.

tigg924, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of pjkelley82
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

pjkelley82, Nov 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

gwiedman1, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

braedon_peluso, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Stum-pub, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of ksimons
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

ksimons, Aug 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

1Sundown2C, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of DCH
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

DCH, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Chugs13
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Chugs13, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of TheDrunkMonk
2.98/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured pretty fizzy. Not much head retention. Dissipates quickly. Color is copper, auburnish. Aromas of baking spice, pumpkin flesh, vanilla notes. Follows through on the palate but mouth feel is much lighter than expected. Flavors don't linger long. A crisp light pumpkin ale.

TheDrunkMonk, Oct 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

GFD400, Oct 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

acp21178, Oct 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Gehrig13, Oct 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

WDJersey, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a lightly hazy deep amber in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering a majority of the surface of the beer with a medium sized thick patch and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light amounts of pumpkin and toasted malts upfront but the dominant aroma is that of pumpkin pie spices - mostly nutmeg and that gives some bitterness to the smell.

T: This beer starts out with a light to moderate amount of toasted malts with some light pumpkin sweetness. After that there is the presence of pumpkin pie spices (primarily nutmeg with lighter amounts of allspice and clove) and just a note of earthy hopsModerate amounts of lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Slightly too bitter to be an easy drinking pumpkin beer - it is enjoyable but there is just a touch too much nutmeg which gives it some bitterness.

dbrauneis, Sep 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Tom_Quartararo, Sep 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Amalak, Aug 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

mfigueroa713, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of vfgccp
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A – Ice tea brown. Low laying head with poor lace and low retention.

S – Brown sugar, chestnuts, and pumpkin bread.

T – Brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and chestnuts. Malty, pumpkin bread center. Pine bitters balance out the backend.

M – Nice mouthfeel. Prickly carbonation up front on a medium frame.

O – Not bad at all. Low on the raw pumpkin flavor, but still has a nice pumpkin bread character to it.

vfgccp, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass pours a clear and deep burnt copper. Aroma is well representative of the Fall spices indicated by the brewer. Hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger really come through nicely. Big and earthy herbal pumpkin really opens up here and lingers on the palate throughout. A crisp and somewhat robust ale that delivers an honest and simple pumpkin taste.

albertjr21, Dec 17, 2011
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Pumpkin Barrel Ale from Fire Island Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.