Peppercorn Pumpkin Ale | Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Kadonny on 11-05-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of plaid75
3.6/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a medium copper hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a rindy vegetable aroma with a touch of sweetness.

The taste consisted of a rindy pumpkin with a light spice and a light sweetness.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style.

Overall a good, but bland pumpkin ale.

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Photo of capra12
3.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed at Capone's on 11/7/09.

Appearance: Golden orange with little head

Smell: Herbally and mild pepper

Taste: Opens with herbal and veggie flavors as a hint of pumpkin emerges but barely. Tangy and sour finish leaving a similar aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation and slightly smooth.

Drinkability: I wouldn't have this again but I recommend this someone who is into trying pumpkin ales which a simple profile and a hint of pumpkin.

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Photo of ffejherb
3.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Capone's on 11/7/09. Served in a shaker pint.

A - Crystal clear, moderately carbonated light orange/amber body with a thin white cap that receded to a patchy film and left no lacing.

S - Light pumpkin spices up front suggest cinnamon, clove and nutmeg with a hint of pumpkin meat. Where are the peppercorns? Not getting much of a peppery fragrance at all, unfortunately. Some light floral hops balance out the aroma.

T - Reminds me of a light lager with a subtle spicy flair including traces of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. There is only a hint of pumpkin, perhaps. Finishes with floral hop bitterness and a hint of spicy peppercorn character.

M - Light to medium bodied with a syrupy, though somewhat watery, texture and moderate carbonation. Finishes with faint hop bitterness and residual spiciness on the palate.

D - Easy enough to drink, but ultimately this is rather tame and I was disappointed with this effort overall. I was expecting more of a spicy affair with a more pronounced peppercorn aspect.

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Photo of Kadonny
3.03/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from tap at Capones in Norristown into a sample glass.

A: A medium orange color with not much head at all. Faint ring of off white head left no lacing.

S: Sweet malts and some light fruit. Not much nose, no hint of pumpkin, peppercorn or hops.

T: This is a pumpkin? Malt sweetness is predominant flavor with hints of dried fruit and a deep candy malt sweetness. Funny I know, but I get a very distinct flavor of Swedish Fish on this beer. Finish is sweet with a touch of hops. Where is the pumpkin? Where is the peppercorn? Didn't get either.

M: Medium to a bit light. No alcohol traces.

D: Meh, ok I guess. How much candy swedish fish beer can you drink?

Overall disappointed in this beer. If you are making a pumpkin peppercorn, make the flavors come out, please.

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Peppercorn Pumpkin Ale from Stoudts Brewing Co.
3.27 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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