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Pumpkinstein - Evil Genius Beer Company

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73
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 16.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Evil Genius Beer Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 09-15-2012)
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -34%

01-05-2014 04:00:53 | More by NonicPanic
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -34%

09-21-2013 16:09:02 | More by xnicknj
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rjvanston

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -34%

10-18-2013 04:37:17 | More by rjvanston
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JWU

Pennsylvania

2.08/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- Dark, murky brown, with a half finger of tan head, that dissipated quickly. Little lacing.

S- A sourness (from the yeast? I get this on most Evil Genius beers) and some light cinnamon and nutmeg.

T- A bit malty, but bitter, and not in a hoppy good way, in a metallic/sour way. Maybe some light spice notes, but there's just an odd sweetness that is totally ruined by the off-putting bitterness.

M- Sharp and aggressive on the palette, not in a good way. Metallic, sour.

O- This is bad beer. There is nothing remotely redeeming about this. Avoid.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 02:27:51 | More by JWU
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

10-13-2012 15:23:56 | More by skaboom420
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

2.55/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I poured this beer, and it has a a real dark brown almost black color body with a nice 2' thick tan head that hangs out for a while. The smell has a very small hint of spice to it, maybe nutmeg. The taste is very bitter and has a very strong malt taste. The mouth feel is ok and overall i'm not inpressed at all with beer

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 04:10:38 | More by chefhatt
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

10-21-2013 21:03:27 | More by acurtis
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

10-24-2013 21:01:15 | More by ygtbsm94
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

09-19-2013 03:52:49 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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LoveStout

New York

2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

10-26-2013 19:40:10 | More by LoveStout
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy, deep brown color with a thin creamy beige head. There is a remaining thin film with sticky lacing throughout the beer.

The scent is of roasted caramel malt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

The taste is very light; cinnamon, nutmeg, and roasted caramel malt are dominant, some chocolate malt is noticeable with a lightly bitter earthy hop finish.

Light body, creamy but prickly on the tongue, moderate carbonation.

The flavor of this beer was far too light, there is a lot to be desired.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 14:54:25 | More by BeerCon5
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

2.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a medium to darker brown color with a one finger cream colored head. The head has a decent level of retention, fading to leave a medium level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is a nice blend of pumpkin pie (pumpkin, caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice) and some darker coffee and chocolate aromas. Rather sweet yet roasted.

Taste – The taste begins with a smooth bready and pumpkin taste. A caramel sweetness quickly comes to the tongue along with a light roasted malt flavor. Spice flavors of nutmeg and clove soon come to the tongue. A chocolate flavor later follows the spice with a sour citrus. In the end a strange blend of pumpkin, chocolate, and sour flavors are left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – Very thin in body with a medium level of carbonation. The thinness of the brew really was quite poor for the pumpkin pie flavors as well as the darker roasted flavor. Way too light and effervescent.

Overall – The appearance and the aroma were quite nice, but the sour taste and light mouthfeel for the style definitely left something to be desired. Not a beer I will likely go to again.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 02:01:04 | More by Darkmagus82
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57md

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours more like a brown ale than a pumpkin. In fact, if not for the label, I would think that this was a weak brown ale.

The appearance is certainly the best part of this beer. Cloudy brown with slightly more than a finger of head.

Sadly, it's downhill from there. The nose is astringent. The taste is thin and weak. some malt presence, but not much body at all. The finish is a tad sour. I noticed no pumpkin notes in either the nose or the taste.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 04:51:59 | More by 57md
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StevenH

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -1%

09-23-2013 01:56:37 | More by StevenH
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ArtZan

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -1%

03-12-2014 20:06:26 | More by ArtZan
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dsshuck

Delaware

3/5  rDev -1%

02-19-2014 21:27:31 | More by dsshuck
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -1%

10-09-2012 19:21:30 | More by JohnK17
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Rojada1988

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -1%

09-19-2012 05:18:36 | More by Rojada1988
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -1%

09-15-2013 16:03:11 | More by InspectorBob
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soupieman

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -1%

09-12-2013 23:44:39 | More by soupieman
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -1%

06-01-2013 01:21:57 | More by TriageStat
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MSL94

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -1%

09-02-2013 22:51:23 | More by MSL94
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -1%

11-04-2013 22:13:24 | More by tommyguz
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imperialking

Illinois

3/5  rDev -1%

10-25-2012 19:47:33 | More by imperialking
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First had: bottle from Pinocchio's Beer Garden, Media, PA

Does a brewery [other than Elysian] really need three separate pumpkin beers? Hmm.

Labeled as being brewed and bottled at Cooperstown Brewery. Wow, must be a tiny operation to have to operate out of the also-tiny Cooperstown Brewery. Poured surprisingly dark, a rusty burnt orange-brown color with a finger or so of foamy beige head. Aroma is somewhat distant, toasted malts, brown sugar, cinnamon, lightly vegetal. Taste of caramrel malts, nutty, toasted grains, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, distant muted pumpkin flesh. Definitely more spice than pumpkin here, and even the spice was not too pronounced. Medium body, fairly dry in the finish, came off almost like a spiced brown ale. Not bad, but not great.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 23:24:09 | More by Rifugium
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Pumpkinstein from Evil Genius Beer Company
73 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.