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

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King Don's Original Pumpkin Ale
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90
outstanding

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 10
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-06-2003)
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emottram

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

08-27-2014 20:56:55 | More by emottram
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

12oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a clear deep copper with a tiny fizzy head that quickly disappears. No lacing at all. Appearance is less than stellar.

Aroma is really really good. Loaded with nutmeg and cinnamon with some nice light caramel undertones. Almost a little creaminess in there.

The flavor also hits the spices really hard and closely matches the aroma with cinnamon and nutmeg. A little caramel and toast along with whipped cream. Very light hoppiness in the background and a slightly chalky mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a very nice pumpkin beer that hits the spices really hard. While not the best out there it is certainly enjoyable.

08-15-2014 00:29:21 | More by rangerred
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elkinbrown

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-14-2014 01:13:18 | More by elkinbrown
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Jenebauer

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

08-14-2014 01:10:07 | More by Jenebauer
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ZEB89

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

08-07-2014 22:39:22 | More by ZEB89
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aleckpa

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

08-02-2014 21:40:49 | More by aleckpa
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HopsForBrains

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-31-2014 02:21:12 | More by HopsForBrains
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-26-2014 17:26:49 | More by Falcone
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tfsimpkins

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -44.9%

10-20-2013 01:25:15 | More by tfsimpkins
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

10-18-2013 21:55:38 | More by AngusOg
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +0.7%

on draft at beer study in chapel hill, into a snifter.

pours a very dark orange with a typical inch thick head. smell is of a lot of cloves and nutmeg...extreme amount of spice on the aroma. the taste is also filled with spicinees, but its lacking the typical super sweetness that you usually find in pumpkin beers. this definitely helps and is a big plus...you still know you're drinking a beer! light body though, but this is lower in ABV so expected.

overall one of the better pumpkin beers I've had. recommended.

10-08-2013 20:35:49 | More by Axnjxn
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-06-2013 05:19:21 | More by KevinGordon
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FIN

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2%

09-03-2013 17:23:49 | More by FIN
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eargle

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

11-20-2012 20:26:12 | More by eargle
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crawdadwilly74


3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

10-31-2012 11:34:53 | More by crawdadwilly74
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BuddytheElf

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-29-2012 22:39:19 | More by BuddytheElf
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -9.8%

Appearance: The orange colored liquid wears a nice crown of foam that drapes a few strands of lace

Smell: Pumpkin pie spices galore

Taste: Pumpkin pie spices dominate the flavor profile, too; this is one of those pumpkin beers that is all about the spicing so it is hard to taste any pumpkin in the mix

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I like a bit more balance in my pumpkin beers but this is a very nice example of the spice-forward aspects of the style

09-22-2012 20:18:43 | More by brentk56
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kell50

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2%

09-12-2012 02:11:46 | More by kell50
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JKAllen


4/5  rDev -2%

09-08-2012 10:20:02 | More by JKAllen
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Hopman1985

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

02-03-2012 18:36:54 | More by Hopman1985
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VaterRoss

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-27-2011 02:08:44 | More by VaterRoss
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dfpratt09

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2%

12-25-2011 06:13:18 | More by dfpratt09
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Lantern


5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-06-2011 16:02:35 | More by Lantern
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

11-20-2011 18:07:42 | More by DoctorB2B
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cwguy5

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -8.6%

Picked up this growler from Brawley's Beverage in Charlotte, NC. Poured into a Unibroue Becker style glass.

A - medium-dark reddish brown color; slightly hazy; white head consists mostly of a ring around the glass and faded to nothing; no lacing that i noticed
S - clove and nutmeg, light vegetable
T - right off the bat you taste clove, cinnamon and nutmeg; the nutmeg tastes very fresh and is almost a bit peppery; not dry by any means but not as sweet as i expected; honey and toffee in the finish; would have liked a slightly maltier backbone maybe
M - light-ish carbonation; body is medium and slightly coating; linger consists of pumpkin spices - mostly nutmeg
D - very drinkable as it is light and crisp despite a medium body and slightly coating mouthfeel; spices are pronounced but not too heavy; sweetness level is in the right area - not cloying like some pumpkin beers; would seek out again for fall sessions

09-13-2011 03:58:30 | More by cwguy5
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King Don's Original Pumpkin Ale from Catawba Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.