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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
67
poor

191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 23.02%
Wants: 0
Gots: 13 | 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 musicman575
1.98/5  rDev -32%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The only offensive part of this beer is that it tastes like it was brewed with a handful of artificial-cinnamon-flavored toothpicks. Once you get past that, theres a good malty nose and a nice biscuity malt flavor with an appropriate amount of hops for the light style. There's very little carbonation. The "cinnamon and spice" really ruins everything about it. I had such a bad opinion of it last year that I thought I'd just keep it to myself. Maybe another year of beer drinking might change things, but I guess a turd always smells like a turd no matter how many one has smelled.

musicman575, Oct 10, 2011
Photo of FrankHashimoto
3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

FrankHashimoto, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of SDtastentune
3.08/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 Mosul
5/5  rDev +71.8%

Mosul, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of olfolxholme
2.35/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

10

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass from McMenamins Edgefield

A - standard brown bottle. Old timey artwork. Best before marker (6/12). "Ale with natural flavor added." Hmm. Not the most enticing but not terrible.

Pours with a minimal amount of white head. Carbonation bubbles do rise to the top for a long time though and a tiny ring of white foam around the edge persists. The beer is a rather clear golden amber. It looks a little like a adjunct lager with just a hint of fall color.

S - Initial aroma is somewhat unpleasant combination of yeast and nutmeg. This settles down quickly and a slightly improved nutmeg aroma is present with every sip.

T - taste is not very complex. It really does taste like a pretty base (flavorless) ale with nutmeg and other pumpkin pie flavors added to it. It's not an offensive flavor, though. Just not that complex.

M - thin mouthfeel. Slight astringency on the tongue. A little dry in the aftertaste.

O - not bad for the price. Pretty accessible and could possibly be a gateway beer to real gateway beers. A very safe choice to bring over to a fall dinner if you aren't sure how a more complex beer will be received.

olfolxholme, Oct 22, 2011
Photo of Michael_DaBeers_IV
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Michael_DaBeers_IV, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of grittly
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

grittly, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of Mneme1984
4/5  rDev +37.5%

Mneme1984, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of NoetheMatt
2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

NoetheMatt, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of atomicskier1889
2.25/5  rDev -22.7%

atomicskier1889, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of zbloom
2.25/5  rDev -22.7%

zbloom, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of mush
2/5  rDev -31.3%

mush, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of Zodijackyl
3.05/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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 dansushi
3.4/5  rDev +16.8%

dansushi, Wednesday at 06:10 PM
Photo of RJUGA03
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-Very orangy pumpkinish clear color with a 1" head settling after 5minutes to a laced rim.

S-Somewhat bready and much like pumpkin bread.

T-Strong seasonal tastes up front with a simple (somewhat lacking) finish.

M-Thick and frothy at first diminishing into a dry slightly bitter aftertaste.

D- In a deserted situation I would go for another, but if there were other beers available beyond craptastic macro's ... I would seek another beer.

RJUGA03, Sep 10, 2009
Photo of ricke49
3/5  rDev +3.1%

very heavy on the clove and cinnamon. would have preferred more 'beer' characteristics and less pumpkin pie/soda pop taste. how you experience this brew will depend what you're after. I was expecting a beer and was disappointed.

ricke49, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of LarsBrekken
3/5  rDev +3.1%

LarsBrekken, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of ely2000k
2.93/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Not much of a head, and the pour comes out a very mellow orange color, which I am guessing is supposed to look like pumpkin.

S- Smell of pumpkin, all spice, nutmeg, and some good sweetness. I'm a sucker for the pumpkin pie smell, I'll admit it.

T- Leaves something to be desire... tastes like pumpkin pie slapped on top of a light beer. Which makes for a weird combo.

M- Over carbonated. Has kind of a strong after taste.

O- Decent- not great, but the main argument is that it seems like one thing slapped on top of another. I genuinely do like the smell of it.

ely2000k, Oct 07, 2011
Photo of tang3nt
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought a six pack of this from a local Trader Joe's. Poured into a lager glass with a fizzy white head. The nose had cinnamon and almost a sour smell. Tasted a bit bland with a slight hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. The body was very light and fizzy. Overall reminded me of a bud light with cinnamon, didn't even really taste like pumpkin to me.

tang3nt, Oct 09, 2009
Photo of gulli
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

gulli, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of dtmets84
3.7/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my pumking snifter huge thanks to graniteskunk..I have a feeling that line will get old fast.

Bought by the lady a TJs for a cold dollar bill.

On to the review:
A-Pours a dark orange with white head that leaves a pseudo lacing.

S-Watered down nutmeg and cinnamon

T- Same watered down nutmeg and cinnamon

O-very middle of the road

dtmets84, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of SteveTheDog
3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

SteveTheDog, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Algar11
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Algar11, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of goodylil2shoes
3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

goodylil2shoes, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of squirrelpirate
2.73/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Kennebunkport Pumpkin Ale poured a clear dark gold/light orange hue with a think white head. Very spicy aroma consisting of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, etc. All standard for a pumpkin ale.

Taste closely matches aroma. Cinnamon stands out among a vague honey sweetness with a slight dryness in the finish. Lacking in everything, except spices. Has somewhat of a medicine quality with all of the spices mixed together.

Mouthfeel was fine. Light on the palate and ample carbonation. Certainly not the best pumpkin ale out there, but serviceable if you're in the mood for one and can tolerate both the lack of depth and high spiciness.

squirrelpirate, Nov 07, 2009
Kennebunkport Pumpkin Ale from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
67 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.