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

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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:
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Added by Lothore on 09-12-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
235
Reviews:
104
Avg:
2.88
pDev:
22.57%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
31
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Ratings: 235 |  Reviews: 104
Photo of Mosul
5/5  rDev +73.6%

Photo of irthesteve
4.5/5  rDev +56.3%

Photo of whiffoself
4.29/5  rDev +49%
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 Gator_Nation
4.28/5  rDev +48.6%

Photo of Onehumpcamel
4.25/5  rDev +47.6%

This beer has a great pumpkin spice flavor followed by a smooth finish. It

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Photo of Edhel
4.25/5  rDev +47.6%

Photo of CaptainFleeker
4/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of ShepardCommander
4/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hippopotamus
4/5  rDev +38.9%

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4/5  rDev +38.9%

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4/5  rDev +38.9%

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4/5  rDev +38.9%

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4/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of u2carew
3.95/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz long neck.
A) Pours with two finger head, then settles to a creamy white head with tight and sticky lacing. Clear body with active upward carbonation. Bronze in color.
S) Cinnamon. Nutmeg. Pumpkin. Smells similar to a pumpkin roll packed with cream cheese. A pleasant smell but might indicate a overly sweet brew...
T) Fall spices and pumpkin up front and through to the finish. Flavors thin a bit toward the end. Subtle nuttiness mixed in.
M) Light bodied. Fizzy, yet fairly smooth.
D) A pleasant drink. Almost a session brew. I'd have another.

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Photo of Misfit138
3.92/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

A- Clear yellow/orange in color with a bright white head.

S- Sweet pumpkin spice, not much else

T- Much like the smell but more complex. Sweet malts, perhaps caramel which gives way into pumpkin spice with a mild bitterness at the end

M- Mostly light in body with some mild carbonation

O- I think its a good pumpkin ale. Perhaps kinda simple, but certainly enjoyable.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.89/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice golden hue at first pour, with good foam, this seasonal smells of pumpkin and light spiciness initially, with maybe some nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. Taste is a balanced mix of Fall flavors -- not overpowering or artificial at all, as some pumpkin ales tend to be. Actually, this one's among my favorites of the pumpkin beers -- mild, easygoing, and quite drinkable.

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Photo of OStrungT
3.87/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer pours a pale, straw yellow color, with a thick, white head. The head fades quickly, leaving no lacing.

This beer has a slightly spicy aroma. I smell some pumpkin, and some nutmeg. It has a slightly grainy aroma as well. I also smell a little cinnimon. All aromas are very subtle.

This beer tastes mostly of cinnimon. I taste some pumpkin spice, and a little nutmeg. That is pretty much it for flavor. As with the aroma, the flavor is very subtle.

This beer is a little over carbonated. It leaves a cinnimon like aftertaste.

I think this beer would make a decent session beer. I may get tired of the cinnimon flavor after a while though. Alcohol is low, so that wouldnt be a problem.

Overall: Although not my favorite beer from the style, I dont have a problem with this beer. I would buy it again.

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Photo of GMB
3.77/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A standard pour of Kennebunkport's Pumpkin Ale yields a light amber body and a fizzy head that falls quickly. Carbonation is minimal.

The nose comprises spices, mostly. All-spice, clove, a bit of ginger, and a dash of cinnamon. I don't pick up as much cinnamon as other reviewers.

I've tried a couple dozen or so Pumpkin Ales. Some pride themselves on not emulating that famous Thanksgiving dessert. Some attempt to recreate its appealing mix of aromatics, richness, and vegetal earthiness. This beer falls squarely into the latter category. This brew tastes exactly like pumpkin pie. Sweet malts; pumpkin pie spices.

Though balanced in terms of sweetness, this beer's mouthfeel could be improved by increasing the pumpkin and malts. This beer tastes like pumpkin pie. A denser, richer mouthfeel, and a creamier, more viscous foam, would make it feel like one too.

I can't recall the last time I drank one of these "re-create-the-pumpkin-pie-in-a-bottle" beers and thought, "Ah, yes! Pumpkin pie!" Usually, they just taste like amber ales with some cinnamon tossed in for kicks. This one wipes the floor with most "re-creators" pumpkin ales.

If you're looking to drink your Thanksgiving desert this season, pick up some KBC Pumpkin Ale. Thanks to this brew, I'll be able to have my pie and drink it too.

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3.76/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trocketsauced
3.75/5  rDev +30.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of JoeCorleone
3.75/5  rDev +30.2%
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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3.75/5  rDev +30.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of dtmets84
3.72/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my pumking snifter huge thanks to graniteskunk..I have a feeling that line will get old fast.

Bought by the lady a TJs for a cold dollar bill.

On to the review:
A-Pours a dark orange with white head that leaves a pseudo lacing.

S-Watered down nutmeg and cinnamon

T- Same watered down nutmeg and cinnamon

O-very middle of the road

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Kennebunkport Pumpkin Ale from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
2.88 out of 5 based on 235 ratings.
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