Pumpkin Ale | Triumph Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Triumph Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Fall

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Added by NeroFiddled on 11-04-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 9
Photo of CuriousMonk
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear orange-copper body with a finger-width, off-white, foamy head that dissipates at a moderate pace and leaves a decent lacing. Aroma is sweeter with a light pumpkin pie. Not too spicy, but a light cinnamon and clove along with a sweeter caramel. Flavor is similar, but somewhat weak. Lightly sweetened caramels with a softer spice. Finishes crisp after a medium body with a short aftertaste. Overall, not terrible, but unexciting. It was just average, although easily drinkable.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a coppery amber color with minimal cap of soapy white head. Scent is of fall spices such as clove, nutmeg and cinamon with a pal malt backbone. Taste brings a full pumpkin flavor not contained in the scent backed by brown sugar, cinamon, clove and nutmeg. Smooth, creamy and medium bodied. A top notch pumpkin ale, one of the best ive experienced.

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Photo of klshanks
3.43/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Went to Triumph a couple days ago without knowing much about the place. This was the first and only beer I had there. It wasn't awful, it just had way too much cinnamon for me. Actually everything about the beer was pretty well done except for that, but it just kind of made it "meh" for me. I know, it's a pumpkin beer, and I was expecting some cinnamon, but for me it overpowered, and just made it average at best.

I had a sip of a few other beers from friends (the coffee and cream stout as well as the IPX, and both were excellent)

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Photo of MikeRa
4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Here is what I can say abouth this beer:

A: It has a Copper-Amber look with a 1" Foam Head.

S: It has a mix smell of Caramel, Pumpkin, and spices. The spices are probally cinnamon and nutmeg.

T and M: You can taste the pumpkin and the spices with each drinking. The beer is not bitter at all.

D: This is a good Fall beer. I will definitely drink this again.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The secret to brewing a spiced pumpkin ale is balancing the spice and sweetness of the malt so that it has enough character without becoming overwhelming. Patrick has done just that!

The hazy copper-orange body is capped by a creamy dollop of off-white froth that holds well and leaves sheets of clingly lace about the glass. The nose is spicy and sweet with swirling notes of cinnamon and all-spice. The body is medium and it's creamy smooth across the palate. Sweetish caramel-laced malt is threaded through with pumpkin flavor and sprinkled with delicate spice. The hops and bitterness are kept in-check and the spices are what round it out and keep the malt from becoming cloying. It finishes a touch sweet with a swirl of spice, lingering shortly and then receeding nicely.

An excellent pumpkin ale!

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Pumpkin Ale from Triumph Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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