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

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Kennebunkport Pumpkin AleKennebunkport Pumpkin Ale
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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

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Ranking:
#46,076
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
240
pDev:
22.71%
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Ratings: 240 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of stevoj
2.81/5  rDev -4.7%
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 Eriktheipaman
2.8/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Water with a little spice and alcohol.

The smell is the best part with mainly Cinnamon.

The taste is one dimensional cinnamon with a super light water taste on the back. No malt or pumpkin to be found.

Not a good beer nor a good pumpkin ale BUT if someone handed me one I would have no problem finishing it. Also you could down 3 or 4 no problem and being $6 a 6 pack you can't beat that.

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Photo of RJUGA03
2.8/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-Very orangy pumpkinish clear color with a 1" head settling after 5minutes to a laced rim.

S-Somewhat bready and much like pumpkin bread.

T-Strong seasonal tastes up front with a simple (somewhat lacking) finish.

M-Thick and frothy at first diminishing into a dry slightly bitter aftertaste.

D- In a deserted situation I would go for another, but if there were other beers available beyond craptastic macro's ... I would seek another beer.

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Photo of RMoeNay
2.77/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Treebs
2.76/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle served in a Deschutes snifter. I found this bottle in my parent's fridge and no one knows how it got there.

A: Pours a clear amber color with with thick white head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly, but no lace is left behind.

S: Pumpkin flesh, lager yeast and notes of pale malt with some light cinnamon. A littler mineral water as well.

T: Old/rotting pumpkin flesh. Some mettalic/tin like tastes and then a huge rush of cinnamon. It's like chewing on a cinnamon stick.

M: Light bodied, standard carbonation and drinkability.

O: Wasn't terrible, but definitely over spiced and the mineral water flavors weren't a turn on. Will not revisit.

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

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass, this beer pours a golden straw in color with a touch of haze, and offers a half inch head that doesn't linger for long. Quite light in color.

Lots of cinnamon on the nose with some nutmeg notes. Some underlying rice as a backbone.

Taste/feel is light in body and has a lingering cinnamon and sugar flavor. A bit like a churro. Cinnamon again on the finish with perhaps just a hint of pumpkin meat and with a quick close. A bit artificial in a way but hard to pinpoint. There is a certain oddness to the spice notes in that I sense they are additives or finishing spices vs. something that actually spent some time in the boil. Drinks pretty easily given its light body, but would become tiring due to its one-sided approach.

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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of squirrelpirate
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Kennebunkport Pumpkin Ale poured a clear dark gold/light orange hue with a think white head. Very spicy aroma consisting of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, etc. All standard for a pumpkin ale.

Taste closely matches aroma. Cinnamon stands out among a vague honey sweetness with a slight dryness in the finish. Lacking in everything, except spices. Has somewhat of a medicine quality with all of the spices mixed together.

Mouthfeel was fine. Light on the palate and ample carbonation. Certainly not the best pumpkin ale out there, but serviceable if you're in the mood for one and can tolerate both the lack of depth and high spiciness.

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Photo of grittly
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

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 EvanWilliams
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of jgunther71
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Michael_DaBeers_IV
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

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

A- Golden orange, completely clear and fizzy. Pours with a 1 finger head that dies down quickly with no lacing.

S- Smell is very faint but I can pick out the pumpkin flavor, an intense sweetness and a big amount of spices.

T- Tastes like pumpkin bread. Mettalic tinge at the end that didnt bug me at first but as I got to the bottom of the beer really started to make me feel like I was drinking something from a BMC.

M- A bit thin and very carbonated.

D- I dig the taste for something this price and I definitely don't regret drinking it but something this sweet is more of a novelty then something you could drink a few of. For the price at trader joes it definitely was at least on par with what I expected.

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Photo of BAsbill
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of psmith161
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

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 kojevergas
2.72/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap acquired at Trader Joe's Culver City yesterday and served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average given the brewery. I'm in the mood for a good pumpkin ale. 4.7% ABV confirmed. No visible best before date.

Served after a period of rest from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Paired with pretzels.

A: Pours a five finger beige colour head of nice cream, fair thickness, and good retention - though the ABV is fairly low. Body colour is a clear translucent pale yellow. No yeast particles are visible. Not particularly vibrant. No bubble show. Meh.

Sm: Pumpkin, spice, a hint of brown sugar. Fresh palt malts and barley. A pleasant aroma, and surprisingly evocative for a beer at this price point. Average strength.

T: Pumpkin - definitely on the climax. Real pumpkin too; doesn't feel artificial. Clean malts form the simple foundation. Some spice comes through, particularly nutmeg and cinnamon. Really a simply built beer, but balanced. A bit bland on the open; couldn't they make it creamy or something? In any case, it fits the bill for this style at this price point. Some bland somewhat stale barley closes it out. A bit too sweet. Too sugary (brown sugar) in the third act. This problem becomes clear as you get further down the bottle. No yeast comes through. No bubble show.

Mf: Nicely coarse and wet. Good thickness. Suits the flavours generally well. Carbonation is good.

Dr: Over-spiced with cinnamon and just all around simple. I might pick it up if I want a budget pumpkin ale. There's more pumpkin flavour here than in many pumpkin beers I've tried at much higher price points, so that's a plus. And it is well-priced. Would make a good introduction to pumpkin ales, but I couldn't bring myself to recommend it. Another forgettable brew from KBC. Still, I look forward to buying whatever KBC beer Trader Joe's stocks that I haven't had in future. As far as budget beers go, KBC is a dependable brand.

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Photo of tang3nt
2.7/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought a six pack of this from a local Trader Joe's. Poured into a lager glass with a fizzy white head. The nose had cinnamon and almost a sour smell. Tasted a bit bland with a slight hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. The body was very light and fizzy. Overall reminded me of a bud light with cinnamon, didn't even really taste like pumpkin to me.

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