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King Don's Original Pumpkin Ale - Catawba Brewing Co.

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King Don's Original Pumpkin AleKing Don's Original Pumpkin Ale

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very good

80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 16.32%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Catawba Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-06-2003

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Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 31
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A delicious pumpkin brew the blend of spices perfectly compliments the rich pumpkin flavor
One of the best pumpkin brews I've had

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.62/5  rDev -6.2%

Specialty malt fruitiness, ginger, pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon form the aroma. It's very spice forward, but the pumpkin character comes through. Flavor is ginger dominant, which sucks for me. Pumpkin comes in mid palate, along with cinnamon, and the finish is nutty, toasted malt. Aside from the ginger dominance, an alright pumpkin beer. Could use a lighter hand with the spices, in general, and especially ginger and nutmeg. There's a tangy character that I associate with aged squash that emerges late.

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.24/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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4.12/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.96/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

I have had this one on draft, years ago. It was great then. Pretty much turned me onto pumpkin beers. Then I had a lot more and they were not all that great. This year they are canning it. Maybe they began last year. But this is a fairly new thing for me. I love the fact they are canning it!

Color: Dark, caramel, like an Oktoberfest, brown ale color. The color of autumn.

Smell: Lots of fall spices going on. Nutmeg, clove, cinnamon. This is pumpkin pie in a can. I guess you get some pumpkin flavor in there. But what you get mostly are the spices. Which is what I like about it. But seriously do pumpkins have all that much flavor anyway. Its the spices that make the pie.

Overall: I still think this one is one of the best pumpkin beers out there. I plan on trying a lot more this fall. I have a few really good ones (supposedly) stashed away.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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King Don's Original Pumpkin Ale from Catawba Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.