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Magna Cucurbita | Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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Brewed by:
Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
California, United States | website

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by brew3crew on 11-09-2011

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 35
Photo of Ozzylizard
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

$ 6.99/22 oz bomber from Craft Shack
Undated bottle at 45 degrees into snifter
Aroma faint odor of pumpkin spices, mostly cinnamon
Head average (3.5 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, creamy, slowly diminishing to 3 mm ring and layer
Lacing poor – few small islands of tiny bubbles
Body dark brown, clear
Flavor some roasted malt, some cinnamon; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.25

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Photo of brew3crew
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at tthe brewery

A dark body with a tan head that sticks around for a bit

S-very nice oumkin spice but not as strong as I would like

T-very interesting. I get some chocolate even though it iis nonot on the ingredients. Not so much cinnamin

M-medium body and smooth

O-very solid brew. Don't know if i would have more than ononr glass...

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Photo of Treyliff
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black with a creamy ya head that has good retention. Smells of dark toasted malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, smoked meat. Dark and toasty with some smoky notes, notes of cinnamon, nutmeg & clove. Chocolate and roast on the finish. Medium body and carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and finish, nice pumpkin stout

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Photo of mactrail
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Black stout color in the glass. Very fragrant with roast malt as well as the pie spice. Brewery says it's flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Not totally over-spiced, but plenty of it. I think this pumpkin-spice beer works better with a big black stout than the usual ambers. Lots of hops, which also helps fight down the cinnamon. Probably the most squash flavor of any pumpkin beer I've had, and the burnt malt gives it some character.

They called it Pumpkin Stout at the Local Habit beer dinner for San Diego Beer Week. Mike Hess rated this cask batch at 7.5% ABV.

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Magna Cucurbita from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
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