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Tröegs Master Of Pumpkins - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Master Of Pumpkins
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 19.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with native Pennsylvania neck pumpkins harvested just a few miles from our brewery at Strites’ Orchard, Master of Pumpkins conjures the spirit of autumn by combining roasted pumpkins and traditional pie spices with a French saison yeast. This natural fermentation releases a palate of vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, and honey. In addition to 750mL bottles, Master of Pumpkins is also currently available on draft and for take-out growler fills in the Tasting Room. Taste it you will see. More is all you need!

(Beer added by: orangesol on 10-23-2013)
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Reviews by sulldaddy:
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3.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Im drinking a 750 ml corked and caged bottle at cellar temp poured into a snifter. The beer is clear chestnut color with a beige fluffy layer of head that fades quickly to an edge layer.
Aroma is sweet malt with caramel and some brown sugar. Mixes with lots of spice, nutmeg and cinnamon primarily. I also get a little bit of cloves. Sweet and spicy nose on this one.
First sip reveals average body, fine carbonation that rolls across my palate.
Flavor is sweet malt, brown sugar and some toffee, a little bready yeast and this rolls to lots of spice.
Cinnamon and nutmeg dominate with a little bit of clove and general sweetness. The beer is pretty typical for a pumpkin beer. Nothing mind blowing but a solid example for the style. I think it is just the style that doesnt wow me as this beer certainly has no flaws.

sulldaddy, Apr 06, 2014
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1.51/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Wow. This one tastes like Big Red gum. A huge miscalculation on the part of Troegs here, far too spiced (especially with cinnamon) without the sweet malt backbone that'd be required to provide balance to that level of spice. I get that you might make a small batch of this as an experiment, but how can you possibly brew it twice, and release it in bombers? Oof.

mfunk9786, Nov 05, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Voluminous three plus fingers worth of crisp slightly airy light khaki colored froth comprised of medium and large sized bubbles... Audibly fizzy... Excellent retention... The color is darker than expected in teeters on the fine line between dark amber and light caramel brown... A limited bit of slightly sluggish to moderate paced carbonation... A very nice looking Pumpkin Ale... A moderate bit of lacing clings to the sides of the glass....

S - The gourd presence is at the forefront, but it takes on a fairly timid presence... It's more reminiscent of butternut squash rather than pumpkin puree... A strong malt base comprised of rich dark breads... The spice component is fairly subtle... Cinnamon... Nutmeg... A hint of ginger... Very pleasant and slightly unique for the style...

T - The spice is dialed up a notch or two or three but stops just short of becoming overpowering... All spice... Clove... Nutmeg... Cinnamon... Ginger.. Some light graham cracker crust notes... The pumpkin / gourd is mostly missing on the palate...

M - Medium bodied... Sturdy... Spry carbonation... A touch of dryness throughout...

D Not nearly as bad a beer as some reviews would lead you to believe, but a rather unremarkable pumpkin ale none the less... Very nice appearance and aroma give way to average at flavor and mouthfeel... The overall result is a slightly spicy, somewhat unique pumpkin ale... Enjoyable enough, but not something I would recommend nor seek out again...

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Poured from the 750 ml bottle into an SA glass.

The appearance is a nice brown fall beer colour. Lots of carbonation bubbles but minimal head with slight lacing.
Smell is a bit weak for a pumpkin beer, but I think it's intended that way here. Not unpleasant.
I like the choice of saison yeast very much, it's different in a good way. If only the cinnamon was dialed back a bit, this would be a contender.
Too light for the style, but okay.
A worthy brewery that was too free with the cinnamon this time, I think.
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Tröegs Master Of Pumpkins from Tröegs Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.