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Captain Pumpkin's Maple Mistress Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Saucony Creek Brewing Company

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Captain Pumpkin's Maple Mistress Imperial Pumpkin AleCaptain Pumpkin's Maple Mistress Imperial Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 8
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
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Saucony Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
In the autumn of 1720, Captain Jack Rachman and his pirate-mates were celebrating their victories in typical hard-drinking tradition. Suddenly a British Navy sloop surprised them. The drunken pirates hid below deck, leaving Captain Jack’s mistresses Anne Bonney and Mary Read to defend the ship. The women shared a reputation as “fierce hell cats,” but the British Navy eventually overtook the pirate ship. Captain Jack and the pirates were sentenced to hang. Anne visited her lover in his cell before his execution, and instead of loving words her scathing comments live on throughout history, “Had you fought like a man, you need not have been hang’d like a dog.” Their legacy inspired us to brew an equally ferocious Imperial Pumpkin Ale brewed with pirate rum spices. We added a touch of autumn flavor with roasted butternut squash and natural maple syrup.

(Beer added by: IPAchris on 08-19-2013)
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Pours a brownish-copper color with a finger of off-white head. The head retains for quite some time and leaves some lacing on the glass. The most pronounced note in the nose is pumpkin. The flavor profile has maple and brown sugar upfront. The taste of the pumpkin is completely overwhelmed by the maple and brown sugar. The finish is semi-dry with an alcohol bite that sneaks up as the beer warms and becomes unpleasant by the end of the glass.

01-03-2014 04:12:57 | More by 57md
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My attempt to score and review as many pumpkin beers has landed me at the feet of this saucy serving wench!

From the bottle: "crafted with butternut squash, maple syrup & spices added"; "In the autumn of 1720, Captain Jack Rackham and his pirate-mates were celebrating their victories in typical hard-drinking tradition. Suddenly a British Navy sloop surprised them. The drunken pirates hid below deck, leaving Captain Jack's mistresses, Anne Bonney and Mary Read to defend the ship. The women shared a reputation as 'fierce hellcats,' but the British Navy eventually overtook the pirate ship. Captain Jack and the pirates were sentenced to hang. Anne visited her lover in his cell before his execution, and instead of loving words, her scathing comments live on throughout history: 'Had you fought like a man, you need not have been hang'd like a dog.'"; "From farm to pint, our beer is alive! Unpasteurized keep it chilled!"; "Their legacy inspired us to brew an equally ferocious Imperial Pumpkin Ale. Brewed with pirate rum spices, we added a touch of fall flavor with butternut squash and natural maple syrup."

Brew Dogs would have me say, "Hello!" to the beer as I bring it up to my nose for a sniff, but that is for landlubbers! Ahoy, me lovely, I said as I watched the dense, creamy two fingers of tawny head slowly fall into the surf. Color was a hazy orangish-amber (SRM = > 17, < 22). I am not a fan of filtration, so cloudy and hazy are okay by me in most beers. Nose had the usual suspects - cinnamon, clove and nutmeg, but not in overwhelming quantities. We may get along, lasses. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but close. The flavor was semi-sweet with the maple syrup getting a fair shake, but not overtaking the spices, which was my fear before opening it. The potential for cloying sweetness existed, but the brewer held fast. Properly moored alongside in Siamese-fashion, I settled in as the wench proffered pancakes with butter and syrup and a hit off of her bottle of rum. Yo, ho ho! Warming, I began to sense a bit of alcohol heat, reminding me to be aware of its ABV. It finished with a warm semi-sweetness, very evocative of pumpkin pie. I kissed the mistress, requested permission to go ashore and headed off on my next (mis)adventure.

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Captain Pumpkin's Maple Mistress Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Saucony Creek Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.