Stegmaier Pumpkin Ale | Lion Brewery, Inc.

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Stegmaier Pumpkin AleStegmaier Pumpkin Ale

Brewed by:
Lion Brewery, Inc.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Buggies on 08-31-2011

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Photo of chinchill
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Undated 12 oz bottle served in a snifter.

Pours clear, orange-copper color with a modest and weak bone-colored head.

Overall, spices are more subtle than in many pumpkin beers, but the cinnamon is more dominant. There is a clear suggestion of pumpkin pie along with a pronounced caramel malt component. Sweet but not cloying.

Feel: Light-medium body seems too thin; Medium, prickly carbonation. Slight heat from the cinnamon.

O: A tasty and solid pumpkin ale, but not up with the best of style.

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Photo of Roland45s
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Omnium
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Chimay Glass

A - Pours a clear orange, less than half a finger of fizzy white head, no lacing.
S - Aroma is predominately a mix of cinnamon and pumpkin, a little bready malt, and a little spice underneath, nothing special, but not bad either.
T - Very ale-forward if you get my drift. The pumpkin and spice flavors are a little bit muddled in the mix, but about midway through the peek out, you get some pumpkin flavor, cinnamon, nutmeg, a nice dark herbal hop presence more towards the end with a little peppery taste.
M - More on the lighter side and a little watery.
O - Not a bad pumpkin, but not something I'd go out of my way to get, Its good for a outside session around a fire though, and Thats where I think it'd be best suited.

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Photo of ROGUE16
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of firehawkjo
4.05/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I've read this beer is made with real pumpkin and you can tell!
This ale pours with a nice orange pumpkin glow. It has a nice mild head of foam with moderate lacing on the glass. While perfectly carbonated, the bubbles float up through the ale keeping it crisp, fresh, yet comfortably delicious. In my opinion it has a near perfect appearance for pumpkin style beer/ales.

This pumpkin ale actually does have a nice real pumpkin aroma, with the slightest presence of autumn spice (cinnamon), followed by slight fruity notes of alcohol.

The taste of this ale is excellent. Continuing where the aromas left off, well balanced flavors begin with autumn spices, and as the liquid flows through the mouth, where a slight tartness, sweetness, and presence of carbonation and alcohol provide the slight burn of an alcoholic drink, the richness of pumpkin shines through and is left behind as the more volatile tastes mentioned early wisp smoothly away. Another sip begins the cycle all over again, leaving the consumer wanting another sip, and another...

The mouthfeel of this ale is slightly light for a pumpkin style ale. Sometimes I might prefer a heavier feel on cooler, October nights. However, the beer starts smooth, then bubbling burn, then smooth with pumpkin. Perfectly carbonated, slightly thin, but rich enough to warm the soul on a ghoulish evening of the autumn.

My overall rating of this pumpkin ale, considering it is one of the least expensive of the varieties available is excellent! It competes well among the others I've tried, and with real pumpkin (not just spice) this is the real deal! Pick up a pack and enjoy!

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Photo of podes
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of muletrane
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Dreamer
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of rfgetz
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of JohnK17
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of JakeEsterly
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of tviz33
3.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle in to a tulip glass.

A- The body is a transparent orange with a small white head and no lacing whatsoever.

S- The nose is quite lovely with lots of cinnamon and sweet, sugary notes.

T- Malty and sweet. Not a ton of pumpkin, but enough. The spices dominate here though.

M- The feel is quite thin, but the carbonation livens it up a bit. If it was slightly thicker and slightly less carbonated, it would be right on the money.

O- I don't mind pouring myself one of these when I'm in the mood for some fall seasonal brews. Nothing to seek specifically, but pretty decent.

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Photo of CraftBeerFanatic_07
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of Jason1337
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Corpsehoagie
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of dougbassett
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Marty91
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of twenty5
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Chevelle66
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of Damian74
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of OWSLEY069
2.42/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a clean orange-ish color with an off white head. In the the aroma, faint cinnamon and nutmeg. In the taste, spicy notes of cinnamon, somewhat watery, and faint notes of pumpkin. A spice bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry cinnamon in the aftertaste. Spicy, but quite watery, and faint, nothing that great.

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Photo of EvilAsh
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of kkmiller76
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Stegmaier Pumpkin Ale from Lion Brewery, Inc.
3.43 out of 5 based on 107 ratings.
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