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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

179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 22.45%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | 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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Ratings: 179 | Reviews: 87 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Michael_DaBeers_IV
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Michael_DaBeers_IV, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of grittly
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

grittly, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of NoetheMatt
2.5/5  rDev -15%

NoetheMatt, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of atomicskier1889
2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

atomicskier1889, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of Mneme1984
4/5  rDev +36.1%

Mneme1984, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of zbloom
2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

zbloom, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of Zodijackyl
3.05/5  rDev +3.7%
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 mush
2/5  rDev -32%

mush, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of RJUGA03
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%
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 +2%

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, Sunday at 10:15 PM
Photo of LarsBrekken
3/5  rDev +2%

LarsBrekken, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of ely2000k
2.93/5  rDev -0.3%
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 -6.5%
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 -6.5%

gulli, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of dtmets84
3.7/5  rDev +25.9%
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 +10.5%

SteveTheDog, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of squirrelpirate
2.73/5  rDev -7.1%
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
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4.25/5  rDev +44.6%

Edhel, Oct 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +36.1%

Hippopotamus, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of CameronLBell
3/5  rDev +2%

CameronLBell, Oct 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev +2%

godawgs, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of kb199
1.48/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Saw this at Trader Joes... Whole Foods (or whole paycheck, if you prefer), has a much better selection, but I was in a hurry, and wanted to try a new pumpkin ale. Anyway, on to the beer....

Pours into a pilsner, with an ugly yellow color ( I won't even dignify it with a "Corona yellow"), decent head that quickly dissolves into nothing.

Heavy cinnamon, and a patently artificial pumpkin nose. First sip has a watery mouthfeel, much like Bud or Miller Lite, with an overly sweet taste. Second and third sips rapidly devolve into nothingness. It tastes much like (as mentioned earlier), Budweiser with a cinnamon stick thrown in.

I cannot recommend this beer under any circumstances, barring something involving scorpions and tender regions.

kb199, Nov 06, 2007
Photo of Onehumpcamel
4.25/5  rDev +44.6%

This beer has a great pumpkin spice flavor followed by a smooth finish. It

Onehumpcamel, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Emrehan
3.6/5  rDev +22.4%

Emrehan, Oct 12, 2014
Kennebunkport Pumpkin Ale from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
69 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.