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Tröegs Master Of Pumpkins | Tröegs Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

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:
#37,388
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
383
pDev:
15.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
94
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 383 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of harryhops
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a slightly murky mahogany in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and moderate copper + garnet red + amber highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy beige head that quickly reduces to a couple of small patches of very thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of pumpkin pie spices (ginger, clove, allspice, and cinnamon) over the top of light to moderate aromas of roasted pumpkin and caramel + toasted malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of caramel + toasted malts with a light amount of sweetness and a moderate flavor of roasted pumpkin which adds an additional hint of sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of pumpkin pie spices (ginger, clove, allspice, and cinnamon). There is a hint of earthy hop bitterness in the finish which fades away pretty quickly.

M: Just a hint heavier than medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of alcohol warming and dryness (from the spices) in the finish.

O: An interesting pumpkin beer with a slightly different take on the mixture of pumpkin pie spices (definitely more ginger centric than most of the others). Enjoyable but a touch more spice than pumpkin flavor. Something about the mouthfeel makes this one not that easy to drink.

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Photo of tillmac62
4.17/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear medium amber with a garnet cast (copper with red). Normal head volume and retention, poor lacing.

Almost world class nose of clove, cinnamon and nutmeg with a subtle pumpkin over a rich base of toasted biscuit with a strong caramel influence.

Heavy light body that is smooth. Perfect carbonation with a burst of effervescence in the middle and a finely bubbled prickly finish.

The flavor profile is outstanding. Had the alcohol been completely covered, it would be world class. Intensity is spot on, but balance and complexity is where this beer shines like a jack-o-lantern on a cold dark witchy night. It begins with a blended spice flavor over a rich toasty malt base that comes just to the sweetness threshold. Cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg lead. By the middle, clove arrives and becomes dominate over the malt base that now has a caramel influence. The middle also provides the strongest pumpkin influence which had been creeping to the forefront. Bitterness is more of a tickle that provides balance. The finish allows alcohol to be noted as the slow fade of mostly clove lingers. As the finish lingers, dryness is quite evident and ginger provides it's strongest influence.

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Photo of Mikemcgrath4
3.24/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Flounder57
4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is an amber color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank too.

Smell: Meaty pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, brown sugar, caramel, and toasted malts

Taste: Got to love the nice blend of above aromas. Some chewy notes in the rear too. Finishes s little dry slso.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little chewy, medium to high carbonation, a little dry, and medium bodied.

Overall: Have to admit that I really enjoyed this pumpkin beer over others. Will look forward tk this every year from now on.

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Photo of hozersr
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rypkr
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Looks and smells identical to dfh but it has an offensive bitter taste to it. I had high hopes for this one because I love troegs but its botched

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of harsley
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Marraybay
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Amber; reserved head, decent lacing.

Smell: Complex - vinous fruit and spice; perhaps vanilla

Taste: Starts out with some vinous sweetness, following by spice-pumpkin and finishes somewhat tart.

Feel: Round: peppery. Not as carbonated as expected.

Overall: Certainly points for uniqueness if nothing else. Some fair residual kick to it as well. Wouldn't mind another: (Not sure I'd want a six.)

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Photo of utopiajane
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a fiery copper orange with a just tan head of creamy foam that lasts and wants to outlast the drink but can't. A plume, a stream of effervescence form the center. Clear and brick color reds mingle with rust color oranges for a lovely fiery hue.

Nose is buttery pie crust that has become toasty and sweetened as it became browned. Woody and very herbal hop. Dried herbs, citric tang. pumpkin pie spices. Nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and a bright bit of ginger. This malt is full and breaddy and gives a soft supple feeling to the mouthfeel. The pumpkin is raosted. There is a lovely hop pepper int his. the saison yeast makes this beer. it augments the dryness of the malts, the toastiness. You are never sorry that the malt is a bit fuller with this yeast. A bit of stickiness finishes this beer as the hop herbal comes bitter to the finish. Dry toasty and spicy. Outstanding!

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Photo of tedho21
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cook82
4.37/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tigg924
3.06/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours clear, orange-brown with 1/4 inch head. Taste is cinnamon, clove, earth, and alcohol. This is a big beer that seems to be average for an imperial pumpkin. Not a bad beer, but I prefer others with more depth.

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

Photo of HopintheSouth
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ummswimmin
3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of williahd
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slack
3.24/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Amber to deep amber in color with no head or lacing.

Aroma is floral with some cinnamon.

Taste is cinnamon, ginger, clove with yeast throughout. Finish is a bit spicy.

Thin with higher carbonation. Finish is dry.

Idk. Too much spice imbalance and not enough sweetness. YMMV. Try it with other pumpkin beers.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had tonight at Walrus + Carpenter on draft, into a tulip glass. Pours a clear copper/rust color with a small head that fades fast, minimal lacing. Quick blast of spice and sweetness on the nose, very mild, notes of clove. Taste is initial malt sweetness which is knocked out by a big wave of spice, too much. I get hints of vanilla and clove. Seems spiced wrong for a pumpkin beer. Medium bodied and gets a little difficult to drink at the end.

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Photo of CTJman
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
4.16/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregf51
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dar482
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The beer offers allspice, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, as advertised. Waves of gingersnap cookies for days. Lively carbonation as the base saison comes through with bready sweetness and a dry, spicy finish.

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Tröegs Master Of Pumpkins from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 383 ratings
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