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King Don's Original Pumpkin Ale | Catawba Brewing Co.

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King Don's Original Pumpkin AleKing Don's Original Pumpkin Ale
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3.82/5
Very Good
101 Ratings
King Don's Original Pumpkin AleKing Don's Original Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Catawba Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
catawbabrewing.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,206
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
101
pDev:
15.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
16
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1.2/5  rDev -68.6%

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2/5  rDev -47.6%

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2.24/5  rDev -41.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.1%

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2.38/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of chinchill
2.9/5  rDev -24.1%

12 oz can poured slightly hazy; deep red-amber body; good size bubbly head quickly dissolves.
Aroma: nice malty and spicy mix with a hint of pumpkin.
Flavor: Over-spiced with little sign of the pumpkin, although the malt base is still evident.

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3.09/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.12/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlexJ
3.2/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Rich rad amber in color with a frothy tan head that dissapears very quickly, leaving the beer looking rather flat and lifeless.

The nose has all the requisite spice, lightly sweet brown sugar malt and no real discernable pumpkin character. One thing about pumpkin brew is very deceiving, the spice almost always smells good and often masks any shortcomings or mistakes.

The flavor is decent but very predictable. Lots of spice, a decent malt back, but where's the pumpkin? Not bad at all, but kind of blah.

Body is thin, flat, and definately contributes to the snooze factor.

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3.21/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oberon
3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Alas I have broken my rule of drinking pumpkin ales so early in the season.....Pours a clear burnt orange with a thin quick to vanish head atop.Graham cracker,mace ,and nutmeg in the nose,very spice forward.Too spiced for me to really enjoy flavor wise really,alot of mace and alot of nutmeg,I am more into the more pumpkin forward lesser spiced beers of the style.Not horrible and it may cater to alot of people 's tastes but not mine so much.

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3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Creature Comforts slim pint glass.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that retains decently before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small center patch of sheer surface foam. Minimal lacing.

S- Vanilla, cinnamon and tons of nutmeg.

T- Yeah, definitely way too much nutmeg.

M- Dry from the nutmeg with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- Should've known better when I saw the decent rating and somewhat hardcore following of this beer: it's just another Catawba failure. "Let's just dump a ton of nutmeg in this and call it a pumpkin ale." Done with this brewery.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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King Don's Original Pumpkin Ale from Catawba Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 101 ratings
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