Pumpkin Ale | Kern River Brewing Company

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Pumpkin AlePumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kern River Brewing Company
California, United States
kernriverbrewing.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by HopHead84 on 09-14-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
145
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
14.25%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
7
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 145 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of cosmicevan
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

huge thanks to surlytwinsfan for tossing this one my way in the Math Trade #5 BIF. split it with my wife.

a - poured two snifters which both settled a murky orange leather with an ipa frothy white head. head was chunky and fizzled away leaving the glass looking like a milkshake was there. attractive.

s - subtle pumpkin cinnamon potpouri craft store...autumn smell. has a lager tint.

t - even more lagery in the flavor, with a hint of the pumpkin seasoning that the nose suggests. pretty decent. more subtle pumpkin than most others of the style. very enjoyable.

m - smooth and easy drinker.

o - overall not the best pumpkin beer i've ever had and not the worst. has a malty presence, but it is tasty and not gross. glad i got to try it. my wife dug it too. definitely not an in your face pumpkin explosion...although, tis way past pumpkin season now, so perhaps a different monster fresh?

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Popped this bottle open last night. Thanks for the bottle jodan!
22oz bottle poured into a Bruery Tulip glass.

A - Pours a light orange with a big cream-colored head composed of fine bubbles. Good retention and streak of lacing.

S - Strong cinnamin and ginger bread. That is all I got.

T - Cream, vanilla, gingerbread follows with some cinnamin - very pumpkin pie.

D - Smooth and creamy finish. Average body and carbonation.

O - Smooth, but very mild. A lot lighter than most pumpkin beers.

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Photo of akang
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of CTJman
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of rawfish
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treyliff
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a goblet

A- pours a pale clear golden-yellow color with a small foamy white head that reduces to a thin film floating on top

S- smells of toasted grain, allspice and some earthy vegetal notes, pretty clean overall

T- vegetal notes follow the aroma up front with a hint of allspice kicking in. Undertones of clean toasted malt with a little bit of a grassy finish

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish, high drinkability

O- one of the more subtle pumpkin ales when it comes to spicing. Simple and straightforward, but enjoyable

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Photo of vermilcj
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of notchucknorris
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly hazy golden color with a very thin tan head.

S: Pale malts and floral hops with the faintest hint of pumpkin underneath. A hint of nutmeg as well. Most pumpkin ales are so pumpkin heavy on the smell that this was in interesting change of pace.

T: Tastes more like a blonde than a pumpkin ale. Floral hops and pale malts make up the body of the flavor with some hints of butternut squash, pumpkin and bready malts in the background.

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Photo of cp45
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of shoegueuze
3.2/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Wowcoolman
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of SimcoeKid
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbone1384
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of srandycarter
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear copper. Small white head. Some spotty lace.

S - Light uncooked pumpkin, some spices. Malt.

T - Taste similar to smell. Has more bittering hops than in the smell.

M - Medium body. Somewhat meaty. Good carb, fair balance.

D - Not a bad beer. Fun to try.

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Photo of mrcraft
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Orange with traces of yellow throughout. 1/2 inch head with ok retention

Smell: Lots of allspice upfront with pumpkin in the background

Taste: The flavor is pumpkin and cinnamon but it is a bit muted and it is a oneway street not much else going on here

Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium carbonation

Overall: It's not a bad pumpkin beer but that is about all I can honestly say it is not great by any means. Worth a try however if you like pumpkin beers

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Photo of DCLAguy11
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Floydster
3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle purchased from Hi-Times in Costa Mesa for four dollars and some change, drank during the USC loss, poured into a flute glass, color was very light, golden yellow with some orange tones, two inch foamy white head, decent retention, minimal lacing, aroma conists of pumpkin, pie crust, sweetness, various spices, cinnamon, and cream, flavor starts with sweet pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg in the middle, finish has more sweet pumpkin along with a lactic flavor, gets sweeter and harder to drink as it warms, not much complexity in the spice category and pumpkin is very pronounced, sweet, spicy, and creamy mouthfeel, thin to medium bodied, too much carbonation, taste lingers, too light and sweet, expect this style to be crisp but this was creamy, no alcohol in the flavor, smoother when colder, not one of the best pumpkin ales I have tasted, the Midnight Sun porter still takes that honor quite easily, would drink this seasonal again, pretty good for its price, worth trying

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Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ThickNStout
3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle, extra from soughtbygod. No bottling info. Served in a Sweetwater snifter.

Pours pale orange hued yellowwith about one finger pale head. Plenty of broad white sheets of lace.

Smells of pumpkin, wheat, hay and slight spice.

Subtle pumpkin flavor leads. Followed by wheat, spice and a little bitterness.

Light body with lively carbonation. Pumpkins and that slight bitterness in the finish.

Not bad at all but a tad thin and subtle for my tastes.

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Photo of aquazr1
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of NickMunford
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Pumpkin Ale from Kern River Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 145 ratings.
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