Monster's Mash
Pub Dog Brewing

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Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #310
Ranked #43,543
3.32 | pDev: 16.27%
Pub Dog Brewing
Maryland, United States
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Jeffreysan from Maryland

3.9/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a pretty, cloudy, deep, dark, mahogany color, with a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Strong aromas of bready, toasted malt, imparting notes of freshly baked gingerbread, followed by lots of roasted pumpkin, pumpkin pie-like spices of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, all-spice and a touch of vanilla. Smells delicious and inviting.

Taste: Nice, strong flavors to match the delicious and inviting aromas. Lots of bready, toasted malt up front, followed by lots of roasted pumpkin, pumpkin pie-like spices of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, all-spice and a touch of vanilla. At the finish, there’s a slight touch of floral, piney, grassy, slightly bitter hops. Delicious.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty smooth as there is only a touch of carbonation. With an ABV of 6.66%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a very nice, very tasty pumpkin ale. Definitely work getting.

Jun 20, 2015
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was one of many bottles dropped off for me by my local, in-person trader, tone77. I had to await its picture getting approved before I would pop the cap, but now here we are. Happy Hallowe'en in July!

From the bottle: "A terrifyingly delicious concoction of pumpkin and spices with just a hint of sweetness. It's a Graveyard Smash!"; "13 I.B.U."; "6.66% Alc by Vol". Ha!

It did not seem to matter how fast or how slow I poured this one, I got a pseudo-cascade, but some of the quickest evaporating head that I have encountered in a while. There was a brief finger of fizzy, tawny head, but it quickly exhausted itself and became wisps. Color was a deep, coppery-amber (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. I agitated the bottle at the end of the pour and dislodged some lees, possibly spices. Speaking of which, the nose seemed muted, still spicy, but with a bready maltiness. I kind of liked that it was not as in-your-face as many pumpkin beers have been. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium and the taste was cinnamon, certainly, with possibly allspice and/or nutmeg. It is tough to really parse all of the adjuncts in Pumpkin Ales, but this had them and not in an overwhelming way, either. Finish was semi-dry, thanks to the spices, but thanks to the mellowing of them during my unintentional aging, there was some sweetness present. It would really depend on your preferences.

Jul 10, 2014
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a brown/orange color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of pumpkin, some spice. Taste is smooth and balanced, not to much spice, some pumpkin, malts, very easy drinking, alcohol is well hidden. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Feb 27, 2014
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Thesoundandthefury from Washington

3.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at a local shop.

Pours a beautiful copper orange color with a off white one finger head.

Smells of pumpkin spices, caramel, and sweet malts.

Taste follows the nose, with a very nice balance of spice and malts.

Mouthfeel is spot on, thick but not syrupy.

Overall, a very decent pumpkin beer. Not as malty as Schlafly, not as sweet as Pumking. Imagine if the two had a baby, but not as sweet. This is it.

Sep 13, 2013
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