Pumpkin Ale | Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Fall

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Added by sommersb on 10-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
66
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 12
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of Franziskaner
2.96/5  rDev -20.2%
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 -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Rhubarb40
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Just a bit too much pumpkin pie spice for my liking

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Photo of Swettenham_Shire
3.08/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of greenhousedrummer
3.14/5  rDev -15.4%
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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3.16/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CraigTravor
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of eskimojoe
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of PositivePest
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tiernan
3.26/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SadMachine
3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vig180
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance--Pour is a lovely orange color with very little head retention and only small amounts of cloudiness.

Smell--All spices on the nose. Little pumpkin, just spices.

Taste --Complex, starting off with a hint of pumpkin, diving into the cloves and nutmeg, and then finishing with a touch of hops that unfortunately comes across as soapy about halfway through and leaves a strange aftertaste.

Mouthfeel--More carbonated than I thought it would be based on the appearance. Not sure, again, if that works here, especially with pumpkin.

Overall--It's all right, but once you taste them the soap notes really diminish the rest of the palate here. A pity, since this is otherwise an excellent pumpkin ale.

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3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of LukeGude
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Thiessen
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Pumpkin Ale from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
3.71 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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