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:
#34,842
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
394
pDev:
15.56%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
98
Trade:
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Photo of Sabtos
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
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 -19.2%
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 -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bluehende
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of guptillian
2.6/5  rDev -27.8%
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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CoasterGuy
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
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 +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Tcsox
4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeWard
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
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 +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cp45
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brureview
4.12/5  rDev +14.4%
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 +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajm5108
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
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 +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.35/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip and treated as a Belgian ale with pumpkin flavor added, the appearance was a dark muddy orange color with a sustaining finger and a half’s worth of white foamy head. Lacing moves in a sly sticky fashion roaming around the glass nicely. The aroma starts off with sweet pumpkin flesh, Belgian spicy yeast, gentle sweet bready to toffee malts and a warming boozy raisin smell underneath. The flavor balances exceptionally well between the sweet of pumpkin to the Belgian bready/yeastiness. Spices slyly move in. Some ginger, allspice and cinnamon help to provide a nicer cozier balance and everything seems to combine wonderfully in the aftertaste and leaves a quick semi-spicy to sweet malty pumpkin sort of finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sipping to sly sessionable moveable sort of feel. Spices hit in the harshness but the carbonation also helps to balance and not distract. Overall, because of the yeast strain Troeg’s uses for this beer, I believe this is a Belgian ale that has a great amount of pumpkin in it. I would love to have this again.

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Photo of bshiban
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Urk1127
4.37/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jbalintjr
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bob_roberts
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

If you like saison, and you like pumpkin, you'll like this. it's a dry, pumpkin spice beer. it's what you'd expect from troegs given it's a pumpkin saison, quality beer.

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Photo of tdm168
4.04/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cjohns73
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Master Of Pumpkins from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 394 ratings