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Kennebunkport Pumpkin Ale - Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub

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Kennebunkport Pumpkin AleKennebunkport Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
69
poor

154 Ratings
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 22.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Lothore on 09-12-2007)
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Photo of BeerSox
3.13/5  rDev +7.9%

12oz bottle into nonic.

Clear pale amber hue with a mild orange tint. A very thin and fizzy head quickly settles to a flat rim along the glass.

Grainy malts along with some light spices from pumpkin, and a little bit of raw pumpkin aroma.

Again, grains sit in the background, while the light spices and a little bit of pumpkin pie flavor take the rest of the show. Light bodied with good carbonation. The pumpkin flavor lingers for a while.

An okay pumpkin ale. While this one doesn't have any bad flavors, it's pretty thin, and focuses on the spices more than the pumpkin flavor. Enjoyable, but not the best.

BeerSox, Sep 28, 2008
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.13/5  rDev +7.9%

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with active carbonation and a one finger white head with decent retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, pumpkin, clove, cinnamon, a little bit of soap astringency. Flavor is quite sweet malt, artificial pumpkin, clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. Light bodied with nice carbonation. This has all the ingrediants of a pumpkin ale, but seems slapped together, kind of like an overly sweet, commercially made pumpkin pie. Too sweet and artificial tasting, but drinkable with food.

LiquidAmber, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of DaveHS
3.08/5  rDev +6.2%

A-Pours clear dark golden color with a thin, fizzy off white head. No lacing.

S-Kind of weird. Smells like the water after you boil root vegetables, nutmeg, the inside of a dentist's office. Something artificial in here.

T/M-An average kolsch (or some kind of lighter german ale) with a burst of cinnamon and nutmeg mid-palate. There's a hint of earthiness, suggesting there may be some actual pumpkin in this. However, it's not enough to make the beer interesting. Light bodied and crisp, with a cinnamon/nutmeg finish.

O-An average, inoffensive pumpkin ale. I'll take it over Buffalo Bill's.

DaveHS, Nov 01, 2011
Photo of hunteraw
3.08/5  rDev +6.2%

First pumpkin beer of the season this year!

Appearance: Thin head, golden amber in color (rather less orange than I would have expected). Poor retention and no lacing.

Smell: Pumpkin pie spices, especially ginger. Some spicy hops and caramel malt.

Taste: Pumpkin-y, but slightly acid and artificial-tasting. Mineral water finish.

Mouthfeel: Spritzy carbonation, light/med body

Drinkability: Decent pumpkin beer.

hunteraw, Oct 08, 2008
Photo of SDtastentune
3.08/5  rDev +6.2%

A - Dark yellow with no head or lace.

S - Spices cloves and slight pumpkin.

T - Spices cloves and kinda pumpkin/light beer taste.

M - fizzzy, slightly over fizzy.

D - Drinks ok, too much spice aftertaste but might go well with pumpkin pie or thanksgiving. Weird aftertaste that leaves a spice/clove thing in the back of my throat. Good holiday ale. Kinda could not finish it due to its weirdness, had to pass it on.

SDtastentune, Nov 21, 2010
Photo of Zodijackyl
3.05/5  rDev +5.2%

Pours light orange with a thin head that doesn't stick at all. Smells like pumpkin pie, fruity and spiced. Spices are prominent in the taste - cloves are notable - and pumpkin is matched to this. As with most KBC beers, there is a sweet flavor that tastes a bit odd, though it is very faint in this one. Regular beer flavors, malt and hops, are barely noticeable. Mouthfeel features moderate carbonation which enhanced the spice flavors, but also has an unpleasant sticky feeling as it warms up. Fairly light all around, decent drinkability, though not something to drink slowly as it has some less pleasant notes that become more apparent closer to room temperature.

Zodijackyl, Sep 04, 2010
Photo of Tone
3.03/5  rDev +4.5%

Pours a clear golden color with little head that dissipates quickly. No lacing. A spicy pumpkin aroma, along with the cleanliness of a lager. Clearly a pumpkin ale, but it is a weaker version than I am used to and enjoy. Average carbonation with a strong pumpkin flavor. The flavor is definitely not overpowering and instead is rather weak. Overall a smooth beer but weaker than I would normally expect for a good pumpkin.

Tone, Dec 02, 2008
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3/5  rDev +3.4%

avisong, Apr 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev +3.4%

WhitmansNiece, Nov 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev +3.4%

Fahz, Oct 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev +3.4%

lilsmizzul1225, Jan 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev +3.4%

CameronLBell, Oct 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev +3.4%

sd123, Dec 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev +3.4%

Nightrain87, Nov 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev +3.4%

LarsBrekken, Oct 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev +3.4%

Falcone, Oct 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev +3.4%

bh123, Oct 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev +3.4%

Jho3325, Dec 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev +3.4%

buckyp, Oct 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev +3.4%

TrojanWheels, Jan 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev +3.4%

vfgccp, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of jwinship83
3/5  rDev +3.4%

A- very lager like. golden colored body with very active visible carbonation and a 1cm quickly falling white colored head that leaves no lacing behind.

S- pumpkin bread, yeast, cinnamon, and some grainy malts.

T- similar to a pumpkin pie. couldnt taste any of the yeast that i thought i could smell

M- light bodied with a high level of carbonation. probably too much.

D- this just isnt for me. if you love pumpkin pie, and hate beer, this one is just about right for you. the bottle was pretty hard for me to finish, and im glad this one was left at my place rather than something i bought.

jwinship83, Dec 01, 2008
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3/5  rDev +3.4%

jmmy3, Sep 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev +3.4%

hilgart1, Oct 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev +3.4%

TheBeerAlmanac, Apr 01, 2013
Kennebunkport Pumpkin Ale from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
69 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.