Northampton Pumpkin Ale | Northampton Brewery

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Northampton Brewery
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Fall

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Added by Boto on 11-04-2004

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of connecticutpoet
3.31/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of prisdefer
2.96/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Sellen
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Abra
4.84/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is BY FAR the BEST pumpkin beer I have ever had!
It's only available for a very limited time in the fall.
Tastes exactly like the pumpkins were just picked in the backyard (and they were!)
Very fresh, with perfectly balanced sweet and spices.
Wish it was available year round!

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Photo of cbutova
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Amber body with a small white head. A few small spots of lace.

S- Pumpkin and spice. Hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, bread and brown sugar.

T- Nice mix of pumpkin, spice and yeast, like a pumpkin muffin. You can actually taste pumpkin flesh/squash. Cinnamon, nutmeg, raisin, vanilla and a ton of bread.

MF- Creamy moderately thick body. Somewhat bitter aftertaste.

Great mix of fall flavors. I love the squash flavor.

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Photo of far333
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Honey amber colored with an off-white thick head that settles out quickly. Low aroma of cinnamon. Flavor is spicy upfront, mostly cinnamon and a touch of nutmeg. Not overpowering, very tasty, and notes of bready malt and vegetal pumpkin and squash work their way in. Full and even mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Good representation of the style, very tasty and drinkable.

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Photo of Stimack
3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this brew on tap while we stopped in for lunch on 11/04. This brew had a dull dark golden color with a smallish white head that left only a little lacing. The aroma was mostly of spices that you would expect in a pumpkin ale, but did not over whelm you; also I could pick up a strong malt scent. The taste was pretty good, could clearly pick up the spices but it did seem like something might have been missing, but over all it was a nice brew. Not sure I would get this one again while here as it looked like they had other interesting offerings!

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Photo of Boto
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draught: This beer pours a dark, golden color. It had a large white head to it, but only minimal lacing. The aroma was a lighter one of pumpkin spices. The taste is slightly tart, with its main components being pumpkin pie spices and a medium malt body. It went down fairly smooth. Not a bad rendition.

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Northampton Pumpkin Ale from Northampton Brewery
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 9 ratings