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Pumpkin Beer - O'Fallon Brewery

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Ratings: 430
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.85%
Wants: 22
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Like pumpkin pie in a bottle...we add 136 pounds of real pumpkin to the three-barley mash and then season the finished beer with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

11 IBU

(Beer added by: maxpower on 10-10-2003)
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

10-11-2012 18:14:16 | More by jbaezner
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3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled 6/10/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of fresh pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove, brown sugar, bread, and herbal. Damn nice aromas with good strength and balance; very authentic. Taste of pumpkin, biscuit, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove, brown sugar, caramel, and herbal. Lingering notes of caramel, biscuit, spices, and brown sugar on the finish for a bit. Good robustness of flavor with decent balance; spices are not overdone at all. Minimal cloying sweet flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a really good pumpkin ale. Taste did not live up to the aromas; but it was well balanced and very drinkable. Definitely enjoyed this, and it is a nice example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 03:49:20 | More by superspak
Photo of Sara


4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

10-07-2012 23:01:02 | More by Sara
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-07-2012 20:32:33 | More by akttr
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

10-04-2012 18:09:57 | More by WoodburyMN
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2/5  rDev -44.8%

10-02-2012 16:06:58 | More by irrgalaxy
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3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My first O'fallon beer thanks to Lukahn (Reddit).

Ug, screw the screw cap. Pours a light fizzy head that disappears almost instantly, hazy murky darker amber reddish orange color.

Nose some fermented gourd like, pumpkin, lots of cinnamon and sugar like it's already on the rim, candied pumpkin, hint of other pumpkin pie spices, hint caramel malt.

Taste similar, some pumpkin, candied pumpkin, again lots of cinnamon and sugar like it's rimmed on the glass, light brown sugar and caramel, hint of light malt, touch of a light hop with light bitterness. Finish is dry, a light pumpkin with cinnamon and sugar lingering, light pie spices.

Mouth is med bodied, lighter carb than it should.

Overall not bad, I didn't expect much, a bit flat and doesn't do a whole lot, too much cinnamon and sugar that overpowers almost everything else.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 21:30:10 | More by jlindros
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

09-30-2012 15:48:01 | More by StevieDavie
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

09-30-2012 01:18:54 | More by Nofear048
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-25-2012 13:43:30 | More by Packman4IL
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-23-2012 20:54:52 | More by mrosenfeld32
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

09-22-2012 21:40:31 | More by JonDot
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-22-2012 20:06:13 | More by Nyskizy
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

09-22-2012 19:59:46 | More by nitter
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New York

2.4/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Hazy light brown color. Pumpkin flavor abound.

Least spicy of all the pumpkin ales i have had so far. Which makes it bland and to me tasteless.

I should not be slamming a beer. But this one is not something i would recommend to people with my kind of taste buds.

A few of the other folks though liked it may be because they found the beers with spices too strong for them.

More like a blunt lager with a bit of pumpkin. I don't know whether that is good or bad.

Very less carbonation. Easy to drink.

Note - Pumpkin Ales are not for me. And definitely not those that lack spices. So it is a bit negatively biased review.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 03:53:37 | More by AmitC
Photo of JoeD

1/5  rDev -72.4%

09-22-2012 03:25:29 | More by JoeD
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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

09-20-2012 23:30:42 | More by maplacek
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

09-20-2012 23:21:56 | More by skaboom420
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

09-17-2012 21:23:06 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

09-17-2012 01:55:05 | More by justinp
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3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle kept in fridge. Poured into a tulip.

A- Pours a nice and clear deep orange almost copper color with 2 fingers of white head that didn't linger ver long and does not leave much of any lacing on the glass.

S- Pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spices of nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice etc. Some earthy/ herbal hops are in the mix, but as it warms the pumpkin and spices really come out.

T- Follows nose well. Nice mix of pumpkin and spices that reminds you of the holidays. The herbal, grassy flavors are on the finish, but the pumpkin spice flavors are the ones that linger. Could have more pumpkin flavor, but not bad.

M- Medium bodied. Medium amount of carbonation. Would like this one to feel more creamy.

O- Not too bad. This one is on the lighter side as far as Pumpkin Ales go, but it's still worth trying. Got to support Missouri Brewers!

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 03:46:37 | More by rfbenavi80
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

09-14-2012 03:35:20 | More by Jman_01
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

09-12-2012 14:04:14 | More by wattoclone
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4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: deep orange/copper hues; 2 finger head with aggressive pour, but dissipates quickly; lots of visible activity

S: pleasant aroma of pumpkin spice and cloves that becomes more apparent as the beer warms

T: taste of pumpkin spice and cinnamon becomes very noticeable as the beer warms; like pumpkin pie in a glass

M: full-bodies, thick texture; moderate carbonation; dry, sticky finish

O: overall a great pumpkin ale; one of the best tasting I have had thus far

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 04:25:25 | More by The_1084
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3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, 2012 vintage, into a Hoffman House chalice. Bottle dated August 24.

A - Medium orange red, slightly hazy. Initial large white head falls into a mere trace of foam. Carbonation appears brisk.

S - Very mild pumpkin spice aroma. Not as aggressive as many examples.

T - Mild caramel sweetness with a very light pumkin spice note. Finish is mildly sweet.

M - Medium to light body with medium to high carbonation.

O - On the lighter side of the style, but without major flaws. An easy drinking fall spice beer.

Edit: 13-AUG-13: Bottle dated 30-JUL-13. 2013 vintage is superior to 2012 vintage. Cloudier, slightly heavier body, significantly more spice. Still on the lighter side of the style, but a lot less spritzy. An excellent choice.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 18:18:00 | More by Megahertz
Pumpkin Beer from O'Fallon Brewery
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