Pumpkin Pie Spiced Ale | Alley Kat Brewing Company

Pumpkin Pie Spiced AlePumpkin Pie Spiced Ale
BA SCORE
3.73/5
50 Ratings
Pumpkin Pie Spiced AlePumpkin Pie Spiced Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alley Kat Brewing Company
Alberta, Canada
alleykatbeer.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by nafnikufesin on 10-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,112
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
50
pDev:
12.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
8
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of Timmmmaaayyy
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of derdtheterd
3.08/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mikebu
3.01/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of headlessparrot
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm very happy they've begun selling this seasonal offerings in 4x341mL packs, rather than just the standard 650ml bombers. It's almost certainly my favourite pumpkin beer made by a Canadian brewer--just a very well-tuned, superb blend of actual pumpkin flavour and then the requisite pumpkin spices: nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, graham, vanilla are all here. I particularly like the subtlety of the clove--with other pumpkin beers, clove seems to take over; here it's one spice among many.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'm thinking that the particular bottle I'm basing this review on is a bit old. There is not much in the way of carbonation or head, and it seems a bit off. I've tried this particular beer several times, so I'm going with the "old bottle" theory and trying to review this fairly. The aroma is quite nice - all of the things I love about pumpkin pie - pumpkin, a bit of spice, a bit of pastry. The flavour is equally lovely - malt, pumpkin, toffee and nutmeg. Alley Kat has done a nice job of combining these flavours - the end result is, quite literally, pumpkin pie in a glass.

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Photo of KentCstrait
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brhenrio
2.32/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Too much pumpkin spice in this beer for me.

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Photo of Mlkluther
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours an orange red with a white head. Nose is pumpkin and spice. The beer is very smooth in taste and mouthfeel. This was my first pumpkin beer. Not my favorite but not bad.

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3.6/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of hjmann
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of TaylorLarson
3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.08/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%

Bomber poured into a tulip glass. Ruddy bronze hue with two fingers of creamy light tan head. Aroma is mellow pumpkin, brown sugar, distinct hay-like grassy floral hops, cinnamon, nutmeg, a wisp of ginger. Palate is characterized by an overarching mellow sweet vibe, with no one flavor (pumpkin, spices, malts, hops) becoming overbearing or too dominant. The pumpkin comes through delicately fruity and is particularly noticeable in the finish. The spices are subtle and deliver a root beer or ginger snap effect without any unpleasant bitterness. The brown sugar or caramel note is more pronounced on the nose than in the mouth, although a condensed milk toffee-like sweetness does build over time. Tea-like hops in the finish. Moderate to thick body I'd say, with carbonation right in the mid-range. I am enjoying this pumpkin ale, appreciating the subtlety and balance across the different ingredients. Not the most robust in terms of pumpkin and spice flavors but this is where I tend to lean where this style is concerned.

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Photo of andy1701
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of TRiGS
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of IanSpindler
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of hahie
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Rutager
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks wordemupg!

Appearance. Pours a cler, deep amber-orange with a finger of cream coloured head.

Smell. Nutmeg cinnamon and ginger, sweet creamy caramel, and a touch of orange squash. ;-)

Taste. Again, those classic pumpkin pie spices hit first along with a touch of coffee, the creamy sweet caramel is there but not nearly as much as was in the nose, and again, a little bit of real pumpkin when I look for it.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium-low carbonation.

Overall. A drinkable pumpkin beer which for me is saying quite a bit. Spices aren't very overbearing which is also a nice change for the style. I'd drink it again.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of liamt07
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Pumpkin Pie Spiced Ale from Alley Kat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 50 ratings
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