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 dbc5
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Omnium
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a cloudy amber color, fizzy one finger head, little lacing.
S - Fresh baked pumpkin pie, cinnamon, nutmeg, pie crust kind of malt, aroma is spot on.
T - Big pumpkin flavor here, hits up front, then you get a change of pace with a mild tartness that comes back to the spice at the end, then gets creamy smooth.
M - Kind of a roller coaster ride on the feel of this, but in the end its a nice creamy texture in the aftertaste.
O - This was my top pick from last year's pumpkin beers tied with Wolavers, and this year it doesnt disappoint, I still find it much better than Pumpking. If you're into pumpkin seasonals, this is worth having, the aroma is good, and there's a nice complexity here.

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Photo of 007rtw
3.32/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: seems all right. Brown. Boring. Some head, and little lacing.

Smell: Pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and maybe a touch of cardamom. Yum.

Taste: blah. Pumpkin for a fraction of a second, which then is overtaken by malt, if it's even that. Rather boring taste. Not bad, just not interesting. Finish has some more pumpkin, but not enough.

Mouthfeel: a little too much carbonation for my taste, and a little too sticky to boot.

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Photo of BillyPirate
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of larryarms847
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light golden amber.

Slight aroma of baking spices and light pumpkin.

Pumpkin and baking spices even less pronounced in flavor.

Light-bodied, high carbonation.

Overall, not very good.

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Photo of NBMLove
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of danthehopslamman
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of DeFaz
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Beer looks thin from the pour, medium head fades very quickly leaving some lacing. Beer has a cloudy copper color.

Smell: Spices, particularly brown sugar and nutmeg, with some pumpkin thrown in. I'm not smelling any hops on the nose, but it smells nice and fresh.

Taste: The taste doesn't live up to the smell. Pumpkin presence is minor with spices dominating, but even those aren't too bold. Malt is the backbone and hops are used sparingly. Not too interesting.

Mouthfeel: A bit too thin and the carbonation a bit too high.

Overall: At $9.99 a six pack, I'm disappointed. It's not bad, but with so many pumpkin ales out there, I hoped that this would be more bold with bigger pumpkin flavors, stronger spices, and a slightly thicker mouthfeel. I won't buy this again. It being August, I'm not so upset that the beer is as light as it is, but I wouldn't like this too much in November.

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Photo of frothy_80
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of jmccullough108
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of eph1291
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of BrewSTL
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of moarmare
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of egrace84
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of zacky_U
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Rdc67
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Cotton_27
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mikeburd1128
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of dalepryor
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of AlphaKingKegger
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Zachtheporter
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Nick_Foltz
5/5  rDev +37.7%

Pumpkin Beer from O'Fallon Brewery
3.63 out of 5 based on 618 ratings.
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