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:
#43,330
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
236
Liked:
24
Avg:
2.94/5
pDev:
21.77%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 236 |  Reviews: 105
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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2/5  rDev -32%

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2.87/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Beautiful orange-tinged yellow color with an appealing white foam in the tall Maredsous glass. Lots of prickly carbonation. Strange smell of Jello and some sort of cupcake, however. I can't believe the weird spice is cinnamon.

The flavor starts with an uncomprehending moment as the citrus acidity, the bitterish spices, and the tart candy taste all roil about in the mouth. The flavor is like some tropical fruit soda with a touch of tamarind and butterscotch Lifesavers. The slight bitterness of undetermined origin does little to make this palatable.

This is one pumpkin that doesn't rise above the flotsam. The pleasant sudsy mouthfeel is the only redeeming feature. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Trader Joe's.

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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -15%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +44.6%

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3.67/5  rDev +24.8%
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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4/5  rDev +36.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.14/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with active carbonation and a one finger white head with decent retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, pumpkin, clove, cinnamon, a little bit of soap astringency. Flavor is quite sweet malt, artificial pumpkin, clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. Light bodied with nice carbonation. This has all the ingrediants of a pumpkin ale, but seems slapped together, kind of like an overly sweet, commercially made pumpkin pie. Too sweet and artificial tasting, but drinkable with food.

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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3.77/5  rDev +28.2%
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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3/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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