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Pumpkinstein | Evil Genius Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Genius Beer Company
Pennsylvania, United States
evilgeniusbeer.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Rifugium on 09-15-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
45
Avg:
2.88
pDev:
39.24%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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2.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy, deep brown color with a thin creamy beige head. There is a remaining thin film with sticky lacing throughout the beer.

The scent is of roasted caramel malt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

The taste is very light; cinnamon, nutmeg, and roasted caramel malt are dominant, some chocolate malt is noticeable with a lightly bitter earthy hop finish.

Light body, creamy but prickly on the tongue, moderate carbonation.

The flavor of this beer was far too light, there is a lot to be desired.

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2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

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2.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.5/5  rDev +21.5%

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +30.2%

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +21.5%

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3.38/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a very dark brown almost black color with a 1/4 inch of opaque colored head. Sticky lacing is decent.

S - Smell is kind of sour, sort of like a Flemish brown ale. Little to no pumpkin or spices.

T - Not terrible it's sour like a Flemish brown ale with a sweet malt finish and MAYBE some cinnamon flavor. Where is the pumpkin? Where is the all spice?

M - Light and very drinkable.

Overall I am confused with this beer. Pours and tastes like a sour brown ale. I guess it's not terrible since it doesn't have much vegital (pumpkin) flavor but I expected more spice. Passable.

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.11/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First had: bottle from Pinocchio's Beer Garden, Media, PA

Does a brewery [other than Elysian] really need three separate pumpkin beers? Hmm.

Labeled as being brewed and bottled at Cooperstown Brewery. Wow, must be a tiny operation to have to operate out of the also-tiny Cooperstown Brewery. Poured surprisingly dark, a rusty burnt orange-brown color with a finger or so of foamy beige head. Aroma is somewhat distant, toasted malts, brown sugar, cinnamon, lightly vegetal. Taste of caramrel malts, nutty, toasted grains, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, distant muted pumpkin flesh. Definitely more spice than pumpkin here, and even the spice was not too pronounced. Medium body, fairly dry in the finish, came off almost like a spiced brown ale. Not bad, but not great.

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours more like a brown ale than a pumpkin. In fact, if not for the label, I would think that this was a weak brown ale.

The appearance is certainly the best part of this beer. Cloudy brown with slightly more than a finger of head.

Sadly, it's downhill from there. The nose is astringent. The taste is thin and weak. some malt presence, but not much body at all. The finish is a tad sour. I noticed no pumpkin notes in either the nose or the taste.

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2/5  rDev -30.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +30.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +21.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +21.5%

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2.09/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- Dark, murky brown, with a half finger of tan head, that dissipated quickly. Little lacing.

S- A sourness (from the yeast? I get this on most Evil Genius beers) and some light cinnamon and nutmeg.

T- A bit malty, but bitter, and not in a hoppy good way, in a metallic/sour way. Maybe some light spice notes, but there's just an odd sweetness that is totally ruined by the off-putting bitterness.

M- Sharp and aggressive on the palette, not in a good way. Metallic, sour.

O- This is bad beer. There is nothing remotely redeeming about this. Avoid.

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Pumpkinstein from Evil Genius Beer Company
2.88 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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