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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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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Photo of cdrogers
3.24/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from standard 12oz bottle. Was medium to medium dark copper in color with a slightly off-white head, but was a very small head. Seemed quite carbonated. Had a slight pumpkin smell but not much at all. The pumpkin didn't really come through in the taste. It was way too subtle and seemed watered down. Just an average or slightly below average pumpkin beer.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a balloon glass.

The beer is a very murky, hazy dull orange. A creamy off-white head recedes to a breath of bubbles on top with thick creamy lacing that slowly fades away.

The beer smells really spicy with cinnamon and brown sugar coming to mind. Underneath the spices there's a good hearty aroma of pumpkin pie.

The beer tastes spicy and bright, almost tangy at first. Like the aroma, I get a lot of brown sugar and cinnamon that lingers on the palate. Nutmeg and clove are also in here.

A nice creamy mouthfeel with a bright carbonated finish.

Overall, about what I'd expect for a pumpkin beer. The aroma is really good, probably one of the best traits of this brew.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled 6/10/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of fresh pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove, brown sugar, bread, and herbal. Damn nice aromas with good strength and balance; very authentic. Taste of pumpkin, biscuit, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove, brown sugar, caramel, and herbal. Lingering notes of caramel, biscuit, spices, and brown sugar on the finish for a bit. Good robustness of flavor with decent balance; spices are not overdone at all. Minimal cloying sweet flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a really good pumpkin ale. Taste did not live up to the aromas; but it was well balanced and very drinkable. Definitely enjoyed this, and it is a nice example of the style.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My first O'fallon beer thanks to Lukahn (Reddit).

Ug, screw the screw cap. Pours a light fizzy head that disappears almost instantly, hazy murky darker amber reddish orange color.

Nose some fermented gourd like, pumpkin, lots of cinnamon and sugar like it's already on the rim, candied pumpkin, hint of other pumpkin pie spices, hint caramel malt.

Taste similar, some pumpkin, candied pumpkin, again lots of cinnamon and sugar like it's rimmed on the glass, light brown sugar and caramel, hint of light malt, touch of a light hop with light bitterness. Finish is dry, a light pumpkin with cinnamon and sugar lingering, light pie spices.

Mouth is med bodied, lighter carb than it should.

Overall not bad, I didn't expect much, a bit flat and doesn't do a whole lot, too much cinnamon and sugar that overpowers almost everything else.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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