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
Ratings:
45
Reviews:
10
Avg:
2.88
pDev:
18.4%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of q33jeff
1.9/5  rDev -34%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

**
10/27/2013
Bottle to pint glass.
AROMA: Toasted barley aroma.
LOOK: Dark brown, orange tint.
TASTE: Ashy. Nowhere near enough pumpkin or fall spices.

A well Below average pumpkin beer.
**

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2/5  rDev -30.6%

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2/5  rDev -30.6%

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2/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of JWU
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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2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of chefhatt
2.56/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I poured this beer, and it has a a real dark brown almost black color body with a nice 2' thick tan head that hangs out for a while. The smell has a very small hint of spice to it, maybe nutmeg. The taste is very bitter and has a very strong malt taste. The mouth feel is ok and overall i'm not inpressed at all with beer

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

Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of BeerCon5
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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Photo of 57md
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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Photo of Darkmagus82
2.9/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a medium to darker brown color with a one finger cream colored head. The head has a decent level of retention, fading to leave a medium level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is a nice blend of pumpkin pie (pumpkin, caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice) and some darker coffee and chocolate aromas. Rather sweet yet roasted.

Taste – The taste begins with a smooth bready and pumpkin taste. A caramel sweetness quickly comes to the tongue along with a light roasted malt flavor. Spice flavors of nutmeg and clove soon come to the tongue. A chocolate flavor later follows the spice with a sour citrus. In the end a strange blend of pumpkin, chocolate, and sour flavors are left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – Very thin in body with a medium level of carbonation. The thinness of the brew really was quite poor for the pumpkin pie flavors as well as the darker roasted flavor. Way too light and effervescent.

Overall – The appearance and the aroma were quite nice, but the sour taste and light mouthfeel for the style definitely left something to be desired. Not a beer I will likely go to again.

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

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