Kennebunkport Pumpkin Ale | Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub

Kennebunkport Pumpkin AleKennebunkport Pumpkin Ale
BA SCORE
10.2%
Liked This Beer
2.94 w/ 236 ratings
Kennebunkport Pumpkin AleKennebunkport Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
Maine, United States
federaljacks.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Lothore on 09-12-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,307
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
236
Liked:
24
Avg:
2.94/5
pDev:
21.77%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 236 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of Bier82
2.18/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

This is definitely the worst pumpkin beer I have ever had. It tastes like you are eating pumpkin spice right out of the jar, and it even has the weird bitter, gritty feeling on your tongue. Not worth the $1 to try this.

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Photo of Ahypercube
2.27/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

A year old. Not that it would likely matter.

L: An amber color so reminiscent of pumpkin, I wonder if it might be artificial...sparse soapy white head that dissipates completely within two minutes. No lacing. Transparent as vodka, so it must have had the shit filtered out of it.

S: Not bad. Better than expected for sure. Tiny bit of pumpkin, light cinnamon, and thin oxidized lager.

T: As if after a long year I had forgotten what cheap lager tastes like. There's a hint of pumpkin pie to it. Cloves and nutmeg on the finish. Nothing special or impressive.

F: Thicker than expected for a crap beer.

O: I can take it. Not the worst pumpkin beer ever.

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Photo of stevoj
2.81/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Nothing special or out of the ordinary, another pumpkin pie spice beer, lots of cinnamon and nutmeg. Light bodied, overly sweet aroma, 10/28/16 additional notes from KBC Pumpkin Ale from Trader Joe’s. Flat pour, pumpkin pie filling aroma and taste, finishes sweet with pumpkin pie spice notes

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Photo of Patches826
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of atrocity
2/5  rDev -32%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.21/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Looked surprisingly yellow for an adjunct pumpkin beer, maybe they used extract? Lacked pumpkin aroma, dropped a fractional amount of cinnamon, but nonetheless. . .

Taste went all in on the spice rack, but body wasn't strong enough to carry it. Plus the pumpkin was still missing.

Wouldn't bang again. None of their beers.

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Photo of evergreen_machine
3.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RMoeNay
2.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of whiffoself
4.29/5  rDev +45.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aromatic and savory. No bitter taste or confused aftertaste. Light, yes, but at least it fricking tastes like pumpkin, not some undefinable acrid swill

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Photo of Jason_cs
3.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BCborn
2.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Ryanm1
3.25/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Modern Times pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $1.00
Purchased: Oct. 15, 2015
Consumed: Oct. 15, 2015
Misc.: N/A

Poured a honey, golden, pale, clear color with a finger of fizzy, greyish head that dissipated about as quick as I poured it. Average amount of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Poor lacing on the sides of the glass. Poor retention. (Sight - 2.50)

Smelled pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, pumpkin pie, red apple cider, honey graham cracker and carrot cake. (Smell - 3.50)

Taste wasn’t quite as good, but still the obvious pumpkin flavors. Getting cinnamon stick, sugary pumpkin spice, apple cider, carrot cake and cinnamon graham cracker. (Taste - 3.25)

Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Abrupt, water finish. (Feel - 3.25)

This wasn’t as terrible as I thought it was going to be. I am a sucker for pumpkin beers, but this wasn’t bad, especially for the price. (Overall - 3.25)

3.27 | 75 | B-

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Photo of Hyptochrons
3.6/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

not the best, but i dont think its quite as bad as some of the reviews its getting. thick head of foam quickly recedes, no lacing, clear golden/orange color, lots of carbonation. initially the nose is kinda nice, hints of pumpkin, cinnamon, other spices. taste is pretty average, pumpkin seems a bit artificial. very watery and light/ easy to pound. overall pretty mediocre brew, worth trying but nothing to rave about.

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Decent beer. Nice spicy flavor profile.

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Photo of ShepardCommander
4/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harsley
2.83/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mitzvahman72
3.69/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I found this bottle at my local Trader Joe's.

With a pristine yellow color, it boasts a nice concoction of warm spices, little pumpkin flavors and sweet, pure cream soda without the artificial-tasting ingredients that make the soda. While it lacks the character that, say, the Pumpkin Down from Ballast Point excels, it has a crisp, clean aftertaste that compliments the malt backbone. It’s as though you are having a nice dessert beer after a meal, like pumpkin pie without the pumpkin! Overall, this is a good, albeit slightly watery, pumpkin ale, but the Pumpkin Down is more balanced with extra pumpkin in it!

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Photo of kell50
2.74/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JoeCorleone
3.75/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The apple overtones were a welcome surprise. Better than Pumpkick in my opinion. Not as much head and aroma as I would like, but an enjoyable drink.

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Photo of uccle81
3.32/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Sambo4
3.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mkyer
2.66/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Herze
3.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of redsoxjim
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Kennebunkport Pumpkin Ale from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
Beer rating: 10.2% out of 100 with 236 ratings
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