Pumpkin Beer | O'Fallon Brewery

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Pumpkin BeerPumpkin Beer

Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery
Missouri, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Like pumpkin pie in a bottle...we add 136 pounds of real pumpkin to the three-barley mash and then season the finished beer with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

11 IBU

Added by maxpower on 10-10-2003

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Photo of paulwrf
1/5  rDev -72.5%

Photo of WestHam973
1/5  rDev -72.5%

not sure why this is so popular

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1/5  rDev -72.5%

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1/5  rDev -72.5%

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1.08/5  rDev -70.2%

Photo of Thorpe429
1.35/5  rDev -62.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured into a pint glass. Bottle picked up from Siciliano's.

Pours a light apricot color with quite a bit of hazy. Thin, single-finger white head that falls down and has just a ring around the edges. No lacing. Some of the galaxy swirl going on top. Nose opens up as a BUTTER BOMB. Whoa there, why does this happen so often? Why are so many pumpkin beers shoddily made? Some very mild spice in the background, but damnit is that nose disgusting.

Taste is buttered pumpkin pie and not quite as bad as the nose as there is a slight sweetness that, when combined with a tad bit of pumpkin, actually reminds me a bit of candy corn. On the other hand, this might ruin candy corn for me. The feel is quite bad and creamy. I can't stomach much of this. Drainpour and...F.

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1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of 1fastz28
1.9/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This beer pours like any other beer and looks like any other beer but unfortunately thats where it ends. It has a bad smell, but i don't like pumpkins so ultimately this beer review may not be fair. The smell of pumpkin and spice is over whelming, and not good. Taste is not as overpowering as the smell, and if i hold my nose and drink it isn't nearly as bad. Overall i really dont like it at all, it stinks, but to be fair to o'falllon i dont like fruit/vegetable beers.

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Photo of Irish7r
2/5  rDev -44.9%

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

Photo of terrabyte
2.11/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This pours a clear, orange/brown color with a small off-white, foamy head.

Smells like nutmeg.

Tastes like nutmeg. It seems like this is a cheap way to spice a beer to almost taste like pumpkin. Usually when I drink pumpkin beers I'm pleased when they really taste like pumpkin or pumpkin bread. Or disappointed when they just taste like allspice. But this is the first time I've nailed it as just plain nutmeg (or bad powdered spice). This is a thin illusion easily shattered.

I don't know what goes into making pumpkin beer, but this tastes like it was flavored AFTER the brewing process with just some powdered spice.

This was a really bad, boring beer.

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Photo of Winter
2.14/5  rDev -41%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours amber orange in color with a decent head that retreated to a thin surface covering. Light aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon. Thin mouthfeel. This is a lackluster pumpkin ale. It has a vegetable, not even pumpkin, taste to it. Flavors are dominated with cinnamon and nutmeg. Too much nutmeg throws off the balance. Actually, there is no balance. Cinnamon sweetens this otherwise sleepy beer. Not much else going on here. Weak!

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Photo of EgadBananas
2.17/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Nice light orange in color with a pleasant, bubbly head. It looked rather nice...

Next to nothing on the aroma. Deep breaths brought up faint spice.

Initially I'm hit with this odd note of lemon zest. It was almost tart, ruining the rest of the notes. Not that the rest of it was anything to write home about: Slight spice notes with a predominant bread character.

Feel was a little more redeeming; smooth and creamy, upper-light body.

Too off to make this easy to put away.

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Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
2.18/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

First pumpkin ale of the fall season. I look forward to fall on the beer calendar for so many reasons, one being pumpkin ales. This one, however, better not be a sign of whats to come this year. This beer is BORING! The appearance is a clear golden, with a rusty body. The aroma is decent, but there is just not enough of it. When I am having a pumkin ale, I want the spices to come out and punch me in the face. This one is very timid with nutmeg being the biggest producer of smell. The taste is very thin and lacks any luster. Small hints of vanilla and cloves find their way through, but it is incredibly unappealing. Thankfully, I only bought two bottles of this. In my honest opinion, this is exactly what I would expect from AB or Miller if they brewed a pumpkin. Blahhh, this is boring!

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Photo of Zadok
2.21/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Almost has a bloody marry appearance. No head or lacing to speak of.

Not a whole lot of nose, a slight bit of spice.

Wow, a bunch of nothing going on. I'll admit this is my first pumpkin beer and hopefully they get better than this.

Very bland mouthfeel, low carbonation.

Without having ever had a pumpkin beer it's hard to compare, but I would have to say this is either flat or just flat out bad. Bad may be a bit strong, it's not like Bud Light or anything.

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2.25/5  rDev -38%

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2.25/5  rDev -38%

Photo of firkingroovin
2.32/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of AmitC
2.45/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Hazy light brown color. Pumpkin flavor abound.

Least spicy of all the pumpkin ales i have had so far. Which makes it bland and to me tasteless.

I should not be slamming a beer. But this one is not something i would recommend to people with my kind of taste buds.

A few of the other folks though liked it may be because they found the beers with spices too strong for them.

More like a blunt lager with a bit of pumpkin. I don't know whether that is good or bad.

Very less carbonation. Easy to drink.

Note - Pumpkin Ales are not for me. And definitely not those that lack spices. So it is a bit negatively biased review.

Serving type: bottle

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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Pumpkin Beer from O'Fallon Brewery
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