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Pumpkin Ale - Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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Pumpkin AlePumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

10 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 10
Hads: 64
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 30.87%
Wants: 5
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Tennessee, United States | website

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale | 5.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: sommersb on 10-21-2012

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 10 | Hads: 64
Reviews by mattsdenney:
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3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A new offering from Blackstone. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

Light orange and amber in color; clear with a thin head. No lacing, head recedes quickly. Mild scents of pumpkin pie, cinnamon, various spices. Good flavor, a nice mix of pumpkin and spice with neither particularly overbearing. Slightly sour with mild hop bitterness. Light and thin, medium carbonation, very drinkable. Overall another nice beer from Blackstone. Everyone is doing pumpkin ales now so there are alot of bad examples of the style out there; this isn't one.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
3.26/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hugh37
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of javlin624
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of ESpindle615
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of BMGonz
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of richj1970
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of wewafed
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KYGunner
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Orange and brown pumpkin colors really shine through as this Crystal clear ale is topped with a light layer of tightly knit foam.

The aromas are heavy on the cinnamon, with a light pumpkin spice and nutmeg.

The flavor is more to the pumpkin spice, lightly topped with cinnamon and nutmeg. There's very little malt or pumpkin flavor but it's spicy enough that it's good.

The feel is so light and almost lacking in carbonation, that it feels like water. Light on the tongue and slips down the palate with utter ease.

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Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of n2185
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange with a finger of cream-colored head that fades into a frothy ring with a little lacing.

S: Pumpkin spices with a bit of squashy pumpkin underneath along with light aromas of caramel and vanilla.

T: Pumpkin spices here as well but with a nice undercurrent of actual pumpkin along with vanilla and caramel malts.

M: Medium body and carbonation, this pumpkin ale just avoids being watery.

O: An enjoyable pumpkin ale, overall. It could use a bit more pumpkin and vanilla presence along with a creamier body, but is still quite nice.

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Photo of LJWalker
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of BlueMoon10
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of greenhousedrummer
3.14/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've had many good beers from this brewery but this one missed the mark for me. It was promising as it looked and smelled quite nice, but disappointed with a harsh and bitter nutmeg taste. The spices are way overdone and there's not enough pumpkin here. Not very well balanced.

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Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of PassMeAZima
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of sansho
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of SadMachine
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of philmen
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Aeroscorp
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.85/5  rDev +1.6%

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Pumpkin Ale from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.