Pumpkin Beast
Aviator Brewing Company

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Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #319
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
83
Ranked #43,498
Avg:
3.57 | pDev: 9.52%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
64
From:
Aviator Brewing Company
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  11
SCORE
83
Good
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Reviews by JohnnyK:
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JohnnyK from North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9%

Aug 26, 2014
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GTB from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5%

Nov 04, 2013
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Lare453 from Florida

3/5  rDev -16%

Sep 20, 2014
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice deep copper colored pour with an off-white head that goes away quite quickly and leaves minimal lacing. Smells quite yeasty or bready with some pumpkin spices like cinnamon and nutmeg present. The taste is malty but not very sweet and contains mostly yeast and cracker tastes with some pumpkin spices that are dominated by the cinnamon. There is a bit of hop bitterness at the end that balances the sweetness nicely. Overall it isn't bad it just is kind of bland to me with no standout flavor whatsoever. Oktober Beast is definitely a better fall option from Aviator.

Oct 25, 2015
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RWLawman from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2%

Nov 26, 2013
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Scott_McCool from Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 23, 2015
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KYGunner from Kentucky

3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The color is aglow in a warm pumpkin orange but it's complimented by a deep caramel hue. The head was strong with a frothy bubbling that slowly ebbed away.

The pumpkin, gourd and spice, was present with a caramel malt sweetness. A little bread and cracker add a dry aroma.

The pumpkin is very fair on the palate with a subtle gourd/earth tone. Nutmeg and cinnamon add a spiciness with a little more nutmeg. The caramel malt sweetness melds well with a barley malt dryness.

I truly believe the taste would score higher but a watery thinness seems to wash away the best parts of this ale. This feel detracts from the overall structure of the beer. Otherwise, it's an enjoyable pumpkin and worthy of a try.

Oct 01, 2013
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baklo from North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 22, 2015
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StevenMilligan from Florida

2.72/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not my type of beer style, so I didn't enjoy the flavor. Had sediment, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, just noting. Overall, while I'm trying to enjoy beers like this in addition to Marzen and Oktoberfest styles, this beer fell flat to me. Nothing special.

Dec 27, 2014
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semaj from Florida

4/5  rDev +12%

Sep 08, 2014
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TwoForty from Florida

4/5  rDev +12%

Sep 14, 2014
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Omnium from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

Nov 11, 2014
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2%

Aug 31, 2014
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OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nov 18, 2016
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Amedlin18 from North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 04, 2015
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EN27 from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2%

Sep 25, 2014
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MJHolsey from South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5%

Sep 20, 2014
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Guitars_and_beer from North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16%

Oct 04, 2014
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robebo44 from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

Mar 22, 2014
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StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 19, 2015
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BRF4322 from North Carolina

3.72/5  rDev +4.2%

Sep 23, 2014
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iheartmyTHO from Georgia

3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The flavor is more of a malty, toasted pumpkin flavor, which is kind of different compared to the other pumpkin beers I've been trying this Fall. I don't taste much of the spices. It's still a decent beer, but if you're expecting something more pumpkin-y, then you may be disappointed.

Oct 21, 2015
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rudabegga9 from Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dec 18, 2014
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ShepardCommander from Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dec 27, 2016
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RavenForBeer from Georgia

4/5  rDev +12%

Nov 13, 2014
Pumpkin Beast from Aviator Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 64 ratings