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Alaskan Pumpkin Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

404 Ratings
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Ratings: 404
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 20
Gots: 66 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 09-08-2013

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3.36/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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4.32/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mchegash
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - 4/5
Color is a very deep red. So deep, it looks like black unless you shine sufficient slight on it. Almost completely opaque. No head. I like the color I see when I hold up to a light. Besides that, nothing special about the appearance.

Smell - 3.8/5
Pumpkin, nutmeg, chocolate, bananas, a bit of roasty/smokiness.

Taste - 3.9/5
Smoky/roasty, plus fruity flavors consisting of cherries, bananas. Nutmeg and some sweet sugaryness (from the brown sugar?). Moderately sweet. Nice flavor, but I don't really taste any pumpkin. More just the fall spices, along with the smokiness and fruitiness.

Mouthfeel - 3.6/5
Medium body, light amount of medium to high intensity carbonation. Fairly creamy. Overall a nice feel.

Overall - 3.75/5
I was fairly happy with this beer. I didn't really know what to expect. I just picked up randomly as part of a build-your-own 6-pack. But overall this seems like a decent beer.

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3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JGam115
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Russet brown and red tinge, dissipated tan head. Tar, allspice, cinnamon, clove, baked molasses. Yams upfront with cola backend. Not bad

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3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acoldrick
2.71/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

When I had this particular beer, I was somewhat disappointed in the fact that it differed from the standard pumpkin ale into more of a standard above-average proof sort of lager

Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Moderate, fairly dense mocha-colored head surmounts a deep amber body, which verges on black. A sheet of thin, fine, and unbroken lacing adorns the glass walls.The head retention is quite good.

Aroma:The aroma is quite pronounced and consists of dark malt, brown sugar, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cocoa.

Taste: Opens with a surge of dark malt and caramel. Spices and brown sugar soon follow, with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg quite evident. Later in the taste, bitter cocoa appears, enhancing, but not supplanting any of the flavors. The relatively strong ABV (7.00%) is a bit more notable as the beer warms. Finishes with a lingering dark malt note and a lengthy pumpkin pie spice flourish, and a modest hint of bubble gum.

Mouth feel:Smooth, soft, full, and pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A really superb pumpkin ale, one that I would love to try again. This was an example from 2013, it was cellared cold, and appears absolutely undiminished.

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-two ounce brown glass bomber with a pry-off crown, labelled as "Pilot Series", served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.


In Memoriam: Pumpkin (April 1998 - November 22, 2014) - the best cat ever. We will always miss you.

12/22/2014

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3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.04/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.84/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Alaskan Pumpkin Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.