Freaktoberfest Big Ol' Pumpkin Ale | Coney Island Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coney Island Brewing Company
New York, United States
coneyislandbeer.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Freaktoberfest is a hauntingly complex, deep amber, pumpkin and espresso ale. Caramel aromas intermingle with hints of allspice and cinnamon. A roasted rich body is highlighted by Greenpoint’s own Cafe Grumpy’s specially selected espresso beans, and is finished with sweet pumpkin.

Malts: 2 Row, Flaked Oats, Flaked Rye, Kilned Coffee Malt
Hops: Tettnang
Special Ingredients: Pumpkin Puree, Allspice, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Espresso Beans
ABV: 6.2%
IBUs: 20

Added by Todd on 06-29-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
280
Ratings:
555
pDev:
20.36%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Photo of westyrun
3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Diura
4.57/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Excellent balance of spice and coffee which complimented each other well, good aftertaste.

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Photo of rgirl
4.31/5  rDev +31%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of theBubba
4.15/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Popped...poured...whiffed. There's something going on here. Mine poured with a very nice head that hung around. And the smell was a reliable introduction to the taste. This is a complex pumpkin ale compared to most of the others and in my opinion it's the espresso beans and light hand on the allspice or clove that most likely make the difference. Yeah, to be expected there's spice but mostly cinnamon as far as I can tell. A tad on the sweet side but smooth, round and flavorful are how I'd describe this baby. And the 6.2 ABV is a bonus that you're hardly aware of.

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Photo of GrandpaGeorg
3.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mitch3114
3.84/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheRossness
3.79/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Coney Island isn't a brewery I think all that highly of. Their beer is ok and the brewery itself is pretty small (I went there once before a KSE/ Volbeat show on the boardwalk). This may be an exception to their normal beers as I really enjoy this one. Its basically a coffee larger with some pumpkin spice. Think of it as the pumpkin frapp of the beer world. Its very easy to drink, tastes very good and is poundable. Coney Island has a winner here.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alphakitty
3.68/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seedyone
4.51/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From bottle at home. Best before notched at Dec'16. Nice deep amber/copper color with a classy, rich head that leaves sheets of lacing.

The coffee's there as are the usual pumpkin ale characters. What counts is the balance. The balance is right. The word harmonious comes to mind. The quality carries over into the smooth mouth feel. The espresso is all over the finish, hanging on like a pleasant memory.

All in, this is a really good brew and the 6.2ABV is a nice plus.

Sorry to all you freak seekers, this is at best genuinely & interesting different combination.

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Photo of MrJuengling
3.98/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ManlyWealth
4.19/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the better pumkin ales. The expresso beans add a great touch. A wonderful golden red color, great pumkin ale taste and smell. I very much enjoyed this pumkin ale.

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Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.18/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tom_O
3.65/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice take on a classic pumkpin ale. Drinkin straight from the bottle, nice spicy aroma and good bitter mouth feel (which I think is my favorite aspect). Heavy pumpkin and coffee taste which is well balanced. One of the better pumpkins I've tasted this season.

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Photo of Swilliky
3.61/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Needing a beer to help me through debate night and Monday Night Football with the Falcons, I picked up a season limited release from Coney Island Brewing. The Freaktoberfest has a distinct pumpkin flavor that is sweet and easy to drink. The Big Ol' Pumpkin Ale does not disappoint for a pumpkin beer to introduce me to the pumpkin beer season with a solid cinnamon and pumpkin mixture. The beer is not too strong and leaves only a minor aftertaste that fades quickly.

It goes nicely with spicy food and fall meals like an apple orchard salad with feta cheese. I had three in one go on Monday and it didn't leave me so dizzy and debilitated with only a 6.2% ABV that is manageable and will leave a drinker still able to function after one or two easily. The third will put a drinker into a more inebriated state and with the delicious taste, it is easy to consume these rapidly without noticing that one is consuming beer as the taste is so sweet.

Check out more of this review and other at swilliky.com

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Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.9/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sellen
4.08/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zshaft
3.44/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

pours nice deep Amber with minimal head. aroma is pumpkin with cinnamon. not getting to much espresso but its there. taste seems to be some espresdo with cinnamon and nutmeg dominating. a lot of these pumpkin beers seem to taste like the pumpkin is legit but then they just dumped cinnamon in it giving the mouthfeel a grainy cinnamon texture that dominates the beer. this beer seems like that. like I got a good pumpkin coffee then dumped a few tablespoons of cinnamon right on top. didn't mix it in. and was to drink it. to me pumpking still the best I've had.

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Photo of Jhfinn
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of acurtis
3.37/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jkolls
3.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.31/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Freaktoberfest Big Ol' Pumpkin Ale from Coney Island Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 555 ratings