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Pumpkin Smasher - Big Muddy Brewing

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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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beatenbyjacks

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3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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!

Serving type: bottle

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

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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.

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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.

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Pumpkin Smasher from Big Muddy Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.