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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

153 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 22.34%
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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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.

10-10-2013 20:13:06 | More by LiquidAmber
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A standard pour of Kennebunkport's Pumpkin Ale yields a light amber body and a fizzy head that falls quickly. Carbonation is minimal.

The nose comprises spices, mostly. All-spice, clove, a bit of ginger, and a dash of cinnamon. I don't pick up as much cinnamon as other reviewers.

I've tried a couple dozen or so Pumpkin Ales. Some pride themselves on not emulating that famous Thanksgiving dessert. Some attempt to recreate its appealing mix of aromatics, richness, and vegetal earthiness. This beer falls squarely into the latter category. This brew tastes exactly like pumpkin pie. Sweet malts; pumpkin pie spices.

Though balanced in terms of sweetness, this beer's mouthfeel could be improved by increasing the pumpkin and malts. This beer tastes like pumpkin pie. A denser, richer mouthfeel, and a creamier, more viscous foam, would make it feel like one too.

I can't recall the last time I drank one of these "re-create-the-pumpkin-pie-in-a-bottle" beers and thought, "Ah, yes! Pumpkin pie!" Usually, they just taste like amber ales with some cinnamon tossed in for kicks. This one wipes the floor with most "re-creators" pumpkin ales.

If you're looking to drink your Thanksgiving desert this season, pick up some KBC Pumpkin Ale. Thanks to this brew, I'll be able to have my pie and drink it too.

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Kennebunkport Pumpkin Ale from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
69 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.