Pumpkin Ale | Bootlegger's Brewery

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Pumpkin AlePumpkin Ale

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Bootlegger's Brewery
California, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Halcyondays on 12-12-2009

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.42/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Slightly hazy orange-ish amber color with a very thin cream colored head.

S: Lots of pumpkin flesh, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and some brown sugar.

T: This beer definitely tastes like fall. There's just enough pumpkin flavor in here and it doesn't feel forced or artificial. A nice blend of spices as well along with a hint of grain and molasses on the finish. One of the best pumpkin beers I've ever had.

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4.39/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

GLASS: Nonic
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
Huge thanks to RodBurg for bringing this one to me!

This one pours a dark shade of amber. It produces a very small, quite loose and foamy, head. This disipates quickly to nothing. Lacing is very minimal.

Lots of pumpkin in the nose, along with a good amount of pie spices. Nutmeg, allspice and a hint of cinnamon. Traces of brown sugar and vanilla.
I like pumpkin beers and this one smells very good.

A good malty backbone here, slightly earthy and slightly sweet. Good yeast presence combines with a like touch of butterey caramel and gives an almost crust-like taste. The pumpkin flavor seems real, not artificial (flavoring). The pumpkin and yeast and malts are balanced by the spices, which we already found, in the nose. There is a nice hint of the molasses flavor, with a trace of sweetness, that hits around mid-palate and rides almost to the finish.

A solid medium body on this one. It has a high level of carbonation. Not quite enough to give it a sharp quality, just enough to make it crisp.
The body is fairly well done, to style. I'd like to see someone make a pumpkin beer with a big, heavy, thich, creamy body to it.

Personally, I'd be hard pressed to tell you that there was any alcohol in this beer at all. The 6.10%abv is not the biggest in the world, to be sure, but it's very well hidden, regardless.
Very easy-to-drink.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Pours a almost pumpkin orange color with a 1/2 inch tan head and good retention

Smell: Pumpkin all spice clove and cinnamon notes like a typical pumpkin beer

Taste: Upfront is quite a bit of pumpkin and in the middle is just a touch of molasses and rounds off with a nice amount of cinnamon. One of the better tasting pumpkin beers I have had.

Mouthfeel: Almost a medium body with an ample amount of carbonation

Overall: Good pumpkin beer definitely recommended if your a fan of the style

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4.19/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the source itself, on to the beer:

This is orange amber colored, topped by a fast fading head which leaves a tiny amount of lacing obto the maso jar it sits in. The aroma comes out in full force, pumpkin pie spices fly right out with a whiff of vanilla. Despite the medium body, it's full flavored. The pumpkin base stands out and provides the base to the generous amounts of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and vanilla notes in this beer. Fizzy carbonation appears to intensify the spices. However, you'll want to drink this slow.

Talk about hitting the spot, especially with Thanksgiving around the corner. I've tasted this in the past, so it was great to revisit and get an "extended taste" on this seasonal.

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