Pumpkin Ale | Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

Pumpkin AlePumpkin Ale
BA SCORE
54.5%
Liked This Beer
3.68 w/ 66 ratings
Pumpkin AlePumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Tennessee, United States
blackstonebrewery.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by sommersb on 10-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,875
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
66
Liked:
36
Avg:
3.68/5
pDev:
12.23%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by sommersb:
Photo of sommersb
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 10-20-2012
Freshness: Best by 4th week of 12-2012
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Blackstone shaker pint
Purchased: 6-pack from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville

Appearance: Clear and bright copper-colored beer, with a nice sized off-white head. Both lacing and retention are good.

Smell: Pleasant sweetness of pumpkin fruit and pumpkin pie spices.

Taste: Bready malts with sweet pumpkin pie favors. Rounded out by spices and a slight earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and moderately carbonated. Aftertastes are of pumpkin and spices, with a light sweetness.

Overall: Very delightful pumpkin ale from local brewer Blackstone! Reminds me of a lower gravity version of the Schlafly pumpkin.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hugh37
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Franziskaner
2.96/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Copper colored with a fingernail of brilliant white on top. There's a serious amount of moderate sized sediment suspended within. Nose of pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The flavor is aggressively spiced with pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The mouth is moderately carbonated and there's a burn on the tongue from the heavy spicing.

Best before last week of January this year. :(

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Photo of javlin624
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of ESpindle615
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of BMGonz
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of richj1970
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of wewafed
4.29/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KYGunner
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Orange and brown pumpkin colors really shine through as this Crystal clear ale is topped with a light layer of tightly knit foam.

The aromas are heavy on the cinnamon, with a light pumpkin spice and nutmeg.

The flavor is more to the pumpkin spice, lightly topped with cinnamon and nutmeg. There's very little malt or pumpkin flavor but it's spicy enough that it's good.

The feel is so light and almost lacking in carbonation, that it feels like water. Light on the tongue and slips down the palate with utter ease.

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Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of n2185
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange with a finger of cream-colored head that fades into a frothy ring with a little lacing.

S: Pumpkin spices with a bit of squashy pumpkin underneath along with light aromas of caramel and vanilla.

T: Pumpkin spices here as well but with a nice undercurrent of actual pumpkin along with vanilla and caramel malts.

M: Medium body and carbonation, this pumpkin ale just avoids being watery.

O: An enjoyable pumpkin ale, overall. It could use a bit more pumpkin and vanilla presence along with a creamier body, but is still quite nice.

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Photo of LJWalker
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of greenhousedrummer
3.14/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've had many good beers from this brewery but this one missed the mark for me. It was promising as it looked and smelled quite nice, but disappointed with a harsh and bitter nutmeg taste. The spices are way overdone and there's not enough pumpkin here. Not very well balanced.

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Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of brunsojw
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I struggle to enjoy many brewers fall beers, but this one I can get behind. Easy enough to drink that you can have more than one, although I wouldn't recommend a 6 pack at a time :)

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Photo of PassMeAZima
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of sansho
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of SadMachine
3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of philmen
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Pumpkin Ale from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 54.5% out of 100 with 66 ratings
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