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Pumpkin Smasher - Big Muddy Brewing

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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 17 | 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:
Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 09-28-2012

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.
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Ratings: 113 | Reviews: 19
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4.29/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has fine particulates floating in suspension. It poured with a half finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving delicate lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate amounts of pumpkin flesh are present in the nose.
T: The taste is a bit sweet and has flavors of pumpkins with hints of nutmeg.
M: It feels a little shy of being medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't as gimmicky as some of the other pumpkin ales in the style as it isn't overloaded with spices, so it would probably appeal to people who like the pumpkins and not the spices.

Serving type: bottle

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.76/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.96/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of WestHam973
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Big and Bold with The Spice taste, if you like the nutmeg, cinnamon and spice to hit you this is the one to get

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.15/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of rynegne
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Solid Pumpkin Ale, I like the fact that it's not a complete nutmeg and spice overload like some of the other pumpkin beer options on the market.

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3.7/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.92/5  rDev +5.4%

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1/5  rDev -73.1%

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2.92/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Samp01
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark hazy orange amber with a medium white head. Aroma is of mild pumpkin spices and nutmeg, and some caramel malt. Taste same as aroma with some mild hops bitterness. Sweet and mildly bitter on the end. Palate is a medium body with good carbonation. This brew is not overly sweet but I would have liked a bit more pumpkin spices in the flavor. Overall still a descent showing for a pumpkin ale, good overall.

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4.12/5  rDev +10.8%

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Pumpkin Smasher from Big Muddy Brewing
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