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Pumpkin Smasher - Big Muddy Brewing

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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Muddy Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed using real pumpkins and savory pumpkin pie spices giving hints of natural cinnamon and nutmeg. American hops balanced with Pale, Aromatic & Caramel malts create a full-bodied taste and exceptional flavor.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 09-28-2012)
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.76/5  rDev +0.3%

08-31-2014 03:41:20 | More by Eaglefan344
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New York

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-31-2014 00:40:43 | More by 1Sundown2C
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ChiT0wn1924

Illinois

5/5  rDev +33.3%

08-30-2014 19:11:23 | More by ChiT0wn1924
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Punisher

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

08-26-2014 22:38:39 | More by Punisher
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onlymurderers

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

08-23-2014 11:39:23 | More by onlymurderers
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Fatty_Mccracken


2.8/5  rDev -25.3%

08-21-2014 16:33:03 | More by Fatty_Mccracken
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Boca-X

Missouri

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-17-2014 11:30:34 | More by Boca-X
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WCW

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-08-2014 13:17:34 | More by WCW
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basili1250

Florida

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-24-2014 19:13:33 | More by basili1250
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bunta

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +20%

03-21-2014 16:12:22 | More by bunta
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ToddHolder

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-02-2014 21:19:42 | More by ToddHolder
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mlklein27

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

02-21-2014 01:54:22 | More by mlklein27
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mbabble

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-18-2013 23:19:17 | More by mbabble
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RichH55

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-03-2013 01:12:05 | More by RichH55
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20%

11-30-2013 05:20:38 | More by NonicPanic
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +5.3%

A - Pours a honey color with a slight copper haze. One finger white head with average retention

S - I love the smell of this beer. Almost just like a pumpkin pie with a very noticable vanilla in the background

T - Very similar to the aroma. Taste just like a pumpkin pie. Great use of pumpkin and other spices in this beer. Again, it has the perfect use of vanilla in the back as well

M - Awesome mouthfeel on this beer.It really seems to fit the taste if that makes sense. Almost like you have a creamy piece of pumpkin pie in your mouth

O - A wonderful pumpkin beer. One of my favorite pumpkin beers of all time. Its what I think of when I think of a pumpkin beer

11-15-2013 21:00:36 | More by Goosehunter75
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fiveiron83321

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-05-2013 04:12:50 | More by fiveiron83321
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pstam87

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

10-27-2013 15:20:18 | More by pstam87
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -11.2%

Pours a cloudy orange-amber color. Maybe even a semi-dark amber. The head is fizzling out to a translucent layer of single bubbles. Not terribly pretty to look at.

Refreshing, to not get a cornucopia of spices in the nose, and all at once. Some sweet vegetable note of pumpkin or butternut squash. There's a spill of caramel, so it has sweetness, with a note of candi sugar. Has a nice malt representation, but pretty much no hops. Maybe a little stanky with must. Slightly oxidized, too, maybe? Picking up papery notes on-top of a mucky thick beery malt note.

Pumpkin flesh, sweet unbiting ginger, marzipan, fake caramel syrup, and cream soda. Light vanilla, more malt sweetness with a creamy note that hints at orange-y citrus, but barely. Not really picking up that candi sugar note, but something has sweetness-retention. Lingering notes of coriander and hazelnut. Light soapiness. Interesting take on a pumpkin.

Drinks with a lighter bill of carbonation that makes the body sticky wet and over-medium in its pace. The tongue is glazing before I can swish saliva on it. Not sticky, per se, but drinks like a very light syrup.

Needless to say, this was a stab in the dark that ended no one's life. In other words, you can do better with most 'spice bombs' out there. Interesting, sure. But, not great in how it was unique.

10-27-2013 04:28:06 | More by thecheapies
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Kahlstrom

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

10-27-2013 03:52:56 | More by Kahlstrom
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krh

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-26-2013 03:14:32 | More by krh
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mds1101

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20%

10-19-2013 16:06:20 | More by mds1101
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.41/5  rDev -9.1%

A: copper honey body, trace head, little lacing

S: light pumpkin, clove, cinnamon, sweet malt

T: same as nose, easy going flavors, mild dry grassy
finish

M: med/light body, crisp/bubbly

O: Not bad, could have a few of these, more on the
lighter side for this style. Proud to support another
IL brewery and have enjoyed their offerings in the
past. Either could be heavier in body or bump
up the flavor profile.

PRETTY GOOD; NOT MUST HAVE!

10-17-2013 20:50:33 | More by BeerLover99
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beatenbyjacks

Colorado

3.83/5  rDev +2.1%

Appearance - medium amount of lacing and head on this burnt orange see through beer

Smell - cloves! Pumpkin flavor and lots of spices

Taste - again, lots of spices in this one. Nice sweet finish as well.

Mouthfeel - light easy drinker that leaves your mouth wanting more pumpkin

Overall - great pumpkin beer!

10-11-2013 21:52:28 | More by beatenbyjacks
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scottwurst

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

10-11-2013 17:24:10 | More by scottwurst
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Pumpkin Smasher from Big Muddy Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.