Master Of Pumpkins | Tröegs Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with native Pennsylvania neck pumpkins harvested just a few miles from our brewery at Strites’ Orchard, Master of Pumpkins conjures the spirit of autumn by combining roasted pumpkins and traditional pie spices with a French saison yeast. This natural fermentation releases a palate of vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, and honey. In addition to 750mL bottles, Master of Pumpkins is also currently available on draft and for take-out growler fills in the Tasting Room. Taste it you will see. More is all you need!

Added by orangesol on 10-23-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,924
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
401
pDev:
15.51%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
99
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 401 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of Hunamaga
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prototypic
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of _Adam_
4.21/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atr2605
3.91/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-pours a murky amber/brown color with an off white head with average retention
S-lots of pumpkin pie spice, subtle sweetness, peppery spice from saison yeast
T-more pumpkin pie spice, caramel, vanilla, and tons of clove throughout and in the finish
M-medium bodied with average retention
O-really tasty pumpkin beer with loads of spices. Wouldn't want more than one, but definitely a nice brew for a cool fall day

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Photo of IronLover
4.01/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark orange in color with a brownish hue and slightly murky appearance. Poured with a short, creamy, light beige foam with medium low retention. Pumpkin and caramel malt aromas with hints of spice and nutmeg. Medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Assertive carbonation is followed by pleasant spicy warmth. Malt, pumpkin and caramel malty flavors up front with expanding spicy coriander around the edges. Medium spicy, slightly acidic hop bitterness interrupts the malty and spicy flavors momentarily. Malty and pumpkin flavors with light peppery notes from the middle to the end. Finished semi-dryly with pleasant coriander and nutmeg flavors that slowly taper leaving light, dry, peppery notes. I was expecting this to be a disappointment, but this is really a solid pumpkin ale. Flavorful pumpkin that isn’t too sweet with a nice malty base. Tasty, spicy character that isn’t overwhelming with lightly effervescent feel.

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Photo of TheRagingBeard
3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Just taste like cinnamon with a hint of pumpkin

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Photo of Sabtos
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Burnt chestnut brown with lighter edges and a thick, fluffy dense head with a slight ridge around the glass.

Smell is quite spicy, but it's not one of those pumpkin ales where one spice sticks out over all the rest, but instead a good blend of pumpkin pie spices, while an aroma of toasty pie crust is also present.

There is more squashy pumpkin in taste, as well as a softening vanilla cream dollop, but it also has a good woody bitterness and a dry toasty finish via the medium-light, crisply carbonated body.

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Photo of Beerme525
2.91/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

To much clove for me.

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Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bluehende
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of guptillian
2.6/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Over the top clove and cinnamon notes, really masks the pumpkin.

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Photo of meatyard
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CoasterGuy
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

When this pumpkin beer first came out it was available on tap only at the Troegs Brewing tasting room. At $5.00 per glass, that was a bit much for the amount received (a small brandy snifter size glass). I drank half the glass then left. Not very good. I contacted the manager about it and made some suggestions on how to make this a better brew.

The following year, it was made available in the large 750mL bottles. So I gave it another try. The first half of the bottle was excellent and I thought they greatly improved on the flavor. Tasted just like a freshly baked pumpkin pie. However, I'm guessing sediment stayed in the bottom of the bottle and the second half of the pour had a distinctive taste of cloves over the pumpkin taste. Troegs is using WAY to many cloves in their recipe. If they would simply cut back on them by around half (for example), this would be one of my favorite pumpkin brews.

Sorry, but this is just an above average seasonal beer for an over priced ($13.95) 750mL bottle. As it is now, "Master" of Pumpkins is a rather arrogant name to call this pumpkin beer when there are many others that better.

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Photo of Bogdawg
4.06/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Tcsox
4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeWard
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12.7 corked & caged bottle into a tulip. 2017 release, best by 8/14/17

dark reddish brown body, slightly hazy amber when held up to the light. small creamy white head white persists, initially leaving excellent lacing.

you get the aroma of this beer without being anywhere near the glass. cinnamon, cloves, and pumpkin.

taste follows the nose, though the spice is dominant.

mouth is below medium, finish is a combination of pumpkin spices.

overall, it's a decent enough pumpkin beer, it just seems to lose a little on each category after the look.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cp45
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brureview
4.12/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Is this a Pumpkin Beer? It doesn’t taste like your typical beer in that style. At first, I thought that it tasted like a Belgian style ale. But the brewery uses a French Saison yeast and Northern Brewer hops ( English)

Semi-clear brownish color with a 4 finger head in a Tulip.
Quick resolution.

Spice, especially clove and cinnamon in the aroma. The pumpkin is melded in the aroma and taste.

Excellent taste: spice, pumkin, cinnamon, clove. Good bitter finish with tastes of spice.

Overall, one of the best pumkin ales around, is it a true pumkin ale?

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajm5108
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Darker brown / copper, nice fluffy cap. Aroma is very Belgian - pepper, clove, Belgian yeast. Not many pumpkin smells. Taste is good - pumpkin is there but not very assertive, it leans just a bit too heavy on the clove spice (or perhaps that is just accentuated by the Belgian yeast) but those more festive flavors are there just not as well highlighted.

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Photo of socon67
4.07/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Master Of Pumpkins from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 401 ratings