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Pumpkinhead Ale

Name – Pumpkinhead Ale
Country – United States
Type – Pumpkin Ale

Appearance – Pours a clear orange color with a small white head that is gone very quickly.

Smell – Sweet malt smells with a some hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.  Slight pumpkin smell.

Taste – The first and immediate thing that hits me is ginger bread.  Sweet with some backing spices to it.  Not a whole lot in the way of pumpkin.

After I wrote my review I decided to see what others thought of this and was completely surprised by how bad the reviews were for it.  Many think it is not a true pumpkin beer as it may not use real pumpkin in it.  While maybe they are right I find this the best pumpkin beer I have ever had.  I enjoyed the ginger bread taste in it that I have never seen in any other beer.

Overall Grade – B+

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  • Reply Scott-TheBrewClub

    That’s interesting. I’ve been holding off on this one because so many people seem down on it, plus I haven’t seen it around here to buy anyway! OTOH, people seem to like their Smashed Pumpkin.

    September 22, 2009 at 8:41 am
  • Reply Mike

    Yeah I couldn’t believe how many people crapped on it. I haven’t seen the Smashed Pumpkin at the stores by me though.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:08 am
  • Reply Scott-TheBrewClub

    Me neither. Its the one beer I’m really wanting to try this season. I did find some Pumking this weekend in Vermont, so I can knock that one off the list now!

    September 22, 2009 at 8:02 pm
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