Pumpkin Ale
Blackstone Brewing Company

Pumpkin AlePumpkin Ale
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Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #266
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
84
Ranked #39,526
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 12.26%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
69
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Blackstone Brewing Company
 
Tennessee, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  4
Gots
  20
SCORE
84
Good
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Reviews by OldTime:
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OldTime from Georgia

3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Oct 04, 2015
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Chocolatefreak from Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pleasant smell, spicy taste of nutmeg & cinnamon - a little too much for my palate. But, average pumpkin ale.

Oct 02, 2020
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Franziskaner from Missouri

2.96/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Copper colored with a fingernail of brilliant white on top. There's a serious amount of moderate sized sediment suspended within. Nose of pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The flavor is aggressively spiced with pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The mouth is moderately carbonated and there's a burn on the tongue from the heavy spicing.

Best before last week of January this year. :(

Apr 27, 2016
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PositivePest from New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Oct 22, 2015
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BirdsandHops from Oregon

3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange with a finger of cream-colored head that fades into a frothy ring with a little lacing.

S: Pumpkin spices with a bit of squashy pumpkin underneath along with light aromas of caramel and vanilla.

T: Pumpkin spices here as well but with a nice undercurrent of actual pumpkin along with vanilla and caramel malts.

M: Medium body and carbonation, this pumpkin ale just avoids being watery.

O: An enjoyable pumpkin ale, overall. It could use a bit more pumpkin and vanilla presence along with a creamier body, but is still quite nice.

Oct 29, 2014
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memphischas from Tennessee

3.85/5  rDev +4.9%

Nov 11, 2014
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tommyguz from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Nov 04, 2013
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Ohiovania from Ohio

3/5  rDev -18.3%

Dec 06, 2012
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jaydoc from Kansas

4/5  rDev +9%

Oct 26, 2013
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Aug 01, 2014
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Brianito from Tennessee

4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 03, 2013
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barczar from Kentucky

3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is fairly grainy until the nutmeg and clove kick in, giving a perception of sweetness.

Flavor is slightly sweet throughout, with an upfront squash and nutmeg character that fades to a lightly tangy note and clove in the finish.

Oct 22, 2015
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AlexFields from Tennessee

3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 28, 2015
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javlin624 from Texas

3/5  rDev -18.3%

Dec 19, 2013
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Hugh37 from Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Oct 14, 2013
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sommersb from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 10-20-2012
Freshness: Best by 4th week of 12-2012
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Blackstone shaker pint
Purchased: 6-pack from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville

Appearance: Clear and bright copper-colored beer, with a nice sized off-white head. Both lacing and retention are good.

Smell: Pleasant sweetness of pumpkin fruit and pumpkin pie spices.

Taste: Bready malts with sweet pumpkin pie favors. Rounded out by spices and a slight earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and moderately carbonated. Aftertastes are of pumpkin and spices, with a light sweetness.

Overall: Very delightful pumpkin ale from local brewer Blackstone! Reminds me of a lower gravity version of the Schlafly pumpkin.

Oct 21, 2012
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mattsdenney from Tennessee

3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A new offering from Blackstone. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

Light orange and amber in color; clear with a thin head. No lacing, head recedes quickly. Mild scents of pumpkin pie, cinnamon, various spices. Good flavor, a nice mix of pumpkin and spice with neither particularly overbearing. Slightly sour with mild hop bitterness. Light and thin, medium carbonation, very drinkable. Overall another nice beer from Blackstone. Everyone is doing pumpkin ales now so there are alot of bad examples of the style out there; this isn't one.

Sep 07, 2013
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benloho from Utah

3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

Sep 21, 2014
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TheBishopco from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9%

Nov 23, 2012
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SadMachine from New Jersey

3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nov 12, 2015
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sansho from California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Nov 25, 2012
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vig180 from California

3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance--Pour is a lovely orange color with very little head retention and only small amounts of cloudiness.

Smell--All spices on the nose. Little pumpkin, just spices.

Taste --Complex, starting off with a hint of pumpkin, diving into the cloves and nutmeg, and then finishing with a touch of hops that unfortunately comes across as soapy about halfway through and leaves a strange aftertaste.

Mouthfeel--More carbonated than I thought it would be based on the appearance. Not sure, again, if that works here, especially with pumpkin.

Overall--It's all right, but once you taste them the soap notes really diminish the rest of the palate here. A pity, since this is otherwise an excellent pumpkin ale.

Oct 22, 2013
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Caskaway from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nov 07, 2015
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Elicoleman from Colorado

3/5  rDev -18.3%

Sep 30, 2014
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khargro2 from Tennessee

3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dec 20, 2015
Pumpkin Ale from Blackstone Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 69 ratings