The Monkster Mash
The Spencer Brewery

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Pumpkin Beer
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
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Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 2.75%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
9
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The Spencer Brewery
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: Ale brewed with pumpkin and spices.
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3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Lures Bar & Grille. This is a solid pumpkin/spice beer that is a little bit on the sweet side and doesn't go too heavy on the spices. Mouthfeel is slightly cloying. Overall it's solid but doesn't stand out.

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Lucular from Maryland, Sep 27, 2019
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3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 6/27/19

Pours a cloudy burnt orange with a few fingers of soapy off-white foam, good retention yields a sticky collar clambering up the glass, as well as an intermittent spread of moderate lacing.

Aromas open cleanly with pumpkin spice, rounding to a more robust pumpkin bread tone over time; hints of clove and nutmeg linger in the background, adding to an overall clean sweetness.

Taste largely mirrors the aroma, with pumpkin spice hitting upfront and suggestions of nutmeg and cinnamon offering support along an otherwise fading mid-palate; bits of spice and clove reappear on the swallow.

Mouthfeel shows a medium-light body with smooth leveling carbonation; thins over the mid-palate while simultaneously popping brightly, and contrastly becoming slightly watery into an otherwise crisp finish.

The feel is a real bright spot to this one, giving deeper character to an otherwise straightforward pumpkin ale; inoffensive overall, for better or worse.

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jrc1093 from Connecticut, Sep 27, 2019
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3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the can, it pours a pumpkinny amber with a nice small white head that diminishes to a half inch. In the nose, it is pumpkin spice and a bit of malt. In the mouth, it is the same with a whack of cinnamon in the finish. Interesting.

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3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the 16 oz. can which was canned 06/27/19. Sampled on September 1, 2019.

The appearance is orange-copper with moderate clarity and a medium, fading tan head.

Big array of aromas including clove, sage, rosemary, and cinnamon with more of a low profile pumpkin note.

The mouthfeel is thin but smooth.

The bitterness from the taste seems to be derived from the bitter spices that are used like sage, rosemary, and clove. Mildly sweet and mildly dry to end it.

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puboflyons from New Hampshire, Sep 01, 2019
The Monkster Mash from The Spencer Brewery
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 9 ratings