Pumpkin Ale
Montauk Brewing Company

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Montauk Brewing Company
New York, United States
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #84
Ranked #16,796
3.88 | pDev: 9.28%
Apr 06, 2022
Sep 23, 2018
Very Good
Notes: Fall is a beautiful time in Montauk. The leaves change color, the air cools off, the traffic thins, and the beaches clear out. Montauk Pumpkin Ale is a sign of the season - just the right amount of spices along with subtle hop aromas, this beer highlights the time of year just perfectly.
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Photo of CHickman
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by CHickman from New York

Looks alright and smells kind of weak, but it really does taste like a slice of pumpkin pie. The spices were mild and acted as just accents, which to me is perfect. Not my favorite style but a decent brew.

Apr 06, 2022
4.23 by hopley from Massachusetts on Dec 16, 2021
3.44 by jeschaefer from Texas on Nov 02, 2021
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4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by NPerez from New York

I don't like most pumpkin ales, but I have an annual tradition of trying one anyway to see if someone can get it right. This is my favorite one so far. The sweetness isn't overwhelming, the pumpkin spice flavor actually feels like it fits nicely, and it has a light mouthfeel and low ABV but a bold flavor. I think this is the first time I've said this about a pumpkin ale: I would buy this again.

Oct 21, 2021
3.84 by saymike32 from New Jersey on Oct 01, 2021
3.95 by QuentinDishaw from Massachusetts on Jan 17, 2021
4.05 by chrishiker1409 from New York on Nov 02, 2020
3.65 by drews240 from Rhode Island on Oct 24, 2020
3.75 by Noelito76 from New York on Oct 08, 2020
4.25 by elamb106 from New York on Oct 01, 2020
3.72 by DCH from New York on Apr 06, 2020
3.54 by wmnaylor from New York on Mar 04, 2020
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3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Mugman8 from New York

Nice pumpkin tint on the pour with minimal head and lacing. Smooth pumpkin flavor with spicy finish. A very good brew!

Nov 16, 2019
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3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

Look: Pours a copper orange-brown color with a one finger, beige head of foam that laces the glass well.

Aroma: Nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, graham cracker and pumpkin puree. Mild cranberry.

Taste: Malt driven, but well balanced. Spice profile is restrained, although apparent, not over the top. Graham crackery, caramel malt, toffee and cinnamon upfront, with hints of ginger and fruity cranberry on the tail end. A dry, pumpkin spice like flavor lingers throughout, without taking over the experience or tasting artificial.

Feel: Supple. Mid-weight, low carb. Not sessionable due to the spice, but refreshing to some extent.

Overall: Better than I had anticipated. I tend to like lighter styles of pumpkin ale as opposed to heavy, desert oriented versions of the style. This one strikes a middle ground between the two, the flavor is rich, without being cloying and the mouthfeel is light without being watery.

Nov 05, 2019
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4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DonnieHops from New York

better than expected and the right ABV at 5.7.....good pumpkin flavor, not too heavy, not too light.

Oct 31, 2019
Photo of sufferingggggggg
4.67/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by sufferingggggggg

im currently drinking this with a cinn/sugar rim and imo its the best & lightest pumpkin beer ive tried.

Oct 20, 2019
3.19 by vfgccp from New York on Oct 19, 2019
3.81 by chiefz1 from New York on Oct 13, 2019
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by q33jeff from New Jersey


Update of Pumpkin Beer from 2013-2019 Blind Tastings.


Oct 12, 2019
Photo of Stampy
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Stampy from New York

Pumpkin king returns

Oct 12, 2019
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3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by orcrist_cleaver from New York

Had it last year, and apparently it made an impression because I revisited it again.

A: Sunset amber mix of orange and cinnamon.

S: Pie crust, spices and sugar pumpkin baked with cream.

M: Crisp beginnings, smooth body, med-light feel.

T: Spicing is strong, rich, deep...ginger and allspice, cinnamon heat, and reminiscent of a wibeer wassail. Blend of tumeric and vanilla roobois. The pumpin ends up tasting light and sweet, but is also slightly vegetal. Just enough so as it's firmly on the pie end of the spectrum.

Oct 06, 2019
3.5 by 1Sundown2C from New York on Sep 28, 2019
3.8 by alexsergio from New York on Sep 28, 2019
3.96 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey on Nov 07, 2018
4.01 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts on Nov 04, 2018
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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

Poured from a 12oz can into a montauk pumpkin shaker pint.

Look is a clear dark amber with a head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is amber malt with a light spice.

Malt disappears behind heavy slicing, lots of nutmeg and a little cinnamon.

Oct 21, 2018
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by NYC_SANDIEGO_TECH from New York

This is the beer of the fall season for me. After my first one, I made sure I had enough to last me through Thanksgiving. Montauk really scored a bullseye here. 'metter98' described the beer perfectly and objectively, so I won't go into details. It has a beautiful coppery tone and the taste follows the bouquet closely. Not to sweet and not too dry, nice spice, and a reasonably low ABV, 5.7, make it a winner for me. I will say that this is one of the few beers that lives up to its name and makes me demand more. I generally have one beer a day and lately this is the one I've been going to everyday for the last couple weeks. Went through three six packs and have four left. I was able to find it at Target of all places. Delicious!

Oct 21, 2018
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4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BklynBryan from New York

Taste like a Pumking light (not a bad thing). It just has less alcohol than PK is all. Pumking is 8.6% while Montauk Pumpkin Ale is 5.7% alc./vol. That being said it doesn't take away from the pumpkin spice taste which is also a bit of sweet flavor. I highly recommend this pumpkin ale if you're a fan of Pumking. More bang for your buck with Montauk as PK can be a bit pricey. Yeah they balanced this ale out just right!! Pleasant tasting beer for pumpkin fans and Autumn season lovers. Enjoy! & Cheers!!

Oct 21, 2018
3.65 by Toynk from Illinois on Oct 08, 2018
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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is clear dark coppery orange in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of pumpkins are present in the nose along with subtle notes of pumpkin spices.
T: The taste follows the smell, having pumpkin flavors front and center with strong accompanying notes of pumpkin spices.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be very balance—both between the pumpkins and the spices and also among the pumpkin spices because it was difficult to really pick out any one spice in particular as they all seemed to mesh together in unison.

Serving type: can

Oct 07, 2018
4 by paulish from New York on Oct 05, 2018
3.79 by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts on Sep 28, 2018
3.75 by plaid75 from New York on Sep 23, 2018
3.91 by CrimeDog from New York on Sep 23, 2018
Pumpkin Ale from Montauk Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 34 ratings