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

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Kennebunkport Pumpkin AleKennebunkport Pumpkin Ale
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2.95/5
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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

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Added by Lothore on 09-12-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,178
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
240
pDev:
22.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
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Ratings: 240 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of sd123
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of plaid75
3.48/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Davepoolesque
3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ginger, lots of nutmeg, some cinnamon and a vegetal flavor. A hint of bitterness on the finish. Light bodied. It's really not good, but sometimes you just want to shut your brain off drink something less than stellar.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.21/5  rDev -25.1%
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 Raziel313
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of yourefragile
2.43/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle from Trader Joe's. Best by June 08 notched on label

A: Clear golden, slight amber color with a thick off white head, decent retention, not much lacing.
S: Grain, smells like a typical light beer but then in the background pumpkin pie.
T: Tastes like liquid pumpkin pie, but not overly strong. This isn't great, but is certainly drinkable, compared to some of the other beers in this line from TJ. Grainy, slightly sweet aftertaste. A little pepper spicing it up.
M: Body similar to a wheat beer. Thicker than the appearance would suggest. Not overly carbonated.
D: Not great, not terrible. My favorite of the kennebunkport beers TJ is selling. Still not anywhere near my favorite pumpkin beer, but for the price and availability I'd be tempted to pick up a few next year, especially for friends.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.56/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours gold with a fizzy white head, fair retention no lace.

S: Dominated by fall spices, a lot of cinnamon.

T: Lightly sweet pumpkin taste, but really a spice oriented brew. Allspice and cinnamon, pumpkin soda like in a way, but nowhere near as sweet.

M: Extremely light-bodied, fizzy, feels like a light lager, soda like carbonation.

O: Aside from the mouthfeel, this isn't bad. I tend to like my pumpkin beers a little more substantial, but this is a nice little beer. At $5.99/6er, how can you complain.

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Photo of Howlader
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of barleywinefiend
2.15/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

You get what you pay for and I didnt pay much for this thank goodness.
Poured dark golden with a small head. Smell is BLAH..little bit of pumpkin and skunk behind it.
Overwhelming carbonation at first, followed by sweet but genuine pumpkin flavor. Not that bodied and lacks overall flavor. Not worth trying.

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Photo of barczar
2.83/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden orange with a quarter inch ivory head that lingers.

Ginger, cola, sweet caramel, and floral hops comprise the aroma. Cinnamon and clove scene.

Cola is the dominant flavor, with cloves and ginger taking over the profile. Cinnamon is also evident. Caramel malt is overshadowed. The finish is slightly bitter.

Body is moderate to light, with fairly high carbonation, making it spritzy.

Very much a spice bomb of a pumpkin brew. I'm not a ginger or cola fan, so not my thing. Becomes metallic.

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Photo of Jason_cs
3.06/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BAsbill
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.29/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

One of the misses at Trader Joe's. Doesn't have any pumpkin flavoring or aroma to it. Just looked and smelled the part of a yellow beer. Cinnamon might make me think of pumpkin pie, but not pumpkin itself.

Taste wasn't as bad as their ipa, but jeez, what is? Heavy on the spice and clove gimmick. Stays pretty light on the palate, even if you aren't really diggin' the taste.

$6 a 6er of this stuff is not worth it. Tough to drink, and at the price, better options. Seriously, Blue Moon's is better.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.67/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a BrewDog cervoise glass.
3.25/4.25/3.5/3/3.75
A: Pale, clear gold with light head.
S: It smella remarkably pleasant! Gentle, pungent spice and pumpkin flesh.
T/M: It's pretty good. Your typical, low-rent pumpkin beer -- heavy on the spice; lagery-weak body that's a bit sour-thin. However, the spice dominates, and that much is pleasant.
O: Quaffable, enjoyable, and worth the $1/bottle. Have had before, will have again.

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Photo of hophugger
2.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Nothing special about the color, looks like your typical pilsner or whatever. Aroma hits hard at first whiff of pumpkin, kind of artificial like extract. Taste is a good amount of pumpkin up front(once again sort of artificial), and then...............the beer dies, flavor leaves, aroma gone and just goes down hill....Mouthfeel is kind of like dirty dishwater...

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Photo of hilgart1
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.56/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kennebunkport Pumpkin Ale has an initially very thick, off white head, but that fades, quickly, and leaves no lacing behind. The appearance is clear, bubbly, and orange-gold. Aroma is of pumpkin pie, pie crust, pumpkin pulp, and pumpkin spice candles. Taste is of those same elements, with some acidity and low bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and fairly watery. KBC Pumpkin Ale finishes crisp and easy drinking.

RJT

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Photo of kell50
2.74/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of st9647v3
2.59/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.27/5  rDev +10.8%
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 crob3888
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Beaver13
2.67/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy straw yellow with a medium fizzy white head that quickly goes to a thin collar.

The aroma is pumpkin spices - nutmeg and cinnamon over some bready malts.

The flavor is sweet malts with a ton of pumpkin spices - nutmeg, cinnamon and some pepper. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low, but spritzy, carbonation.

Overall, a bit of a spice bomb - not at all subtle over the smaller beer. But I enjoyed it.

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Photo of notchucknorris
2.59/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Second Review of this one. Somehow, it's gotten worse.

A: Clear golden color with a thin head that fades really quickly.

S: More like a pumpkin bread aroma than pumpkin pie. Hints of kind of gross bready yeast in the back.

T: Ugh. A hint of pumpkin, but the beer is thin and watery and has a pretty awful yeast and bread flavor that it seems like all of these Kennebunkport beers have. Tastes like an artificial pumpkin flavored adjunct. Somehow, it isn't the worst of Kennebunkport's beers, but that doesn't mean it's any good.

A: Clear golden color with a small white head.

S: Not as much pumpkin as pumpkin pie spice. Nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. As the beer warms, these smells start to feel a little forced, like they were added a little too artificially.

T: When it's cold, the spices hold up, but as it warms, it starts to taste like Bud Lite. If you're going to try this, have it pretty cold. Not good otherwise.

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Photo of avisong
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Kennebunkport Pumpkin Ale from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
Beer rating: 2.95 out of 5 with 240 ratings