Spiced Pumpkin Ale | Trailhead Brewing Co

14 Ratings

Brewed by:
Trailhead Brewing Co
Missouri, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fresh pumpkin, along with cinnamon and nutmeg, provide this seasonal brew its distinct color and flavor.

Added by beernut7 on 10-19-2002

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by jmccullough108:
Photo of jmccullough108
3/5  rDev -19.1%

More User Reviews:
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of RBorsato
4.92/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Tasted at the Trailhead Brewpub on 02/23/06.

Pumpkin Orange in color with a nice off-white head. A robust pumpkin pie-like ale balanced nicely with both pumpkin and spices in both aroma and flavor. Medium bodied and smooth with a dessert-like finish.

I could drink this one all night and would have done so the 2nd night if I had stayed in town.

An excellent seasonal ... Their best offering hands down.

 412 characters

Photo of Tone
3.22/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, amber color. 1/6 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of yeast, strong spice, and slight pumpkin. Fits the style of a Pumpkin Beer. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. It is also quite watery. Tastes of yeast, spice (cin. and ging.), slight pumpkin, slight grain, and a slight chemical flavor. Overall, a decent flavor, but lacking in appearance, blend, and body.

 444 characters

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bpkrippner
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am generally not a pumpkin beer fan, but thought this one was well done.

74 characters

Photo of beernut7
4.47/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite times of the year, and pumpkin ales are one of the main reasons. This, like others, is unique and is added to my list of good brews. Light golden orange color with a thin white head, the aroma of roasted pumpkin and a hint of spice is just fantastic. The lighter medium body supports a well adjusted malt flavor slightly dominated but smooth cinnamon with a hint of allspice. Very tasty and worthy of the season.

 443 characters

Photo of HarmonMW
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Vancer
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Note on the 2005 fall brew - took home a growler. This year (11/05) the brew is more subtle and not so overwhelming.NOW, a person can drink these all nite (which we did). All the family enjoyed this seasonal brew.

This one was a definite pumpkin ale - poured a great looking clear pumpkin/orange color in the glass with a nice white head. Could really smell the pumpkin and cinnamon and finished with a nice lite hop kick. Very smooth. Absolutely a good change of pace and very tasty – for one or two. BUT, for me, drinkability is not there after the second pint. It starts to get heavy and overbearing – kinda like eating a second or third piece of cake, just becomes too much. Still a nice thanksgiving / holiday beer.

 727 characters

Photo of JHell1975
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of BrewSTL
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of pebbs
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Copperhead
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%

Spiced Pumpkin Ale from Trailhead Brewing Co
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 14 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.