rougeau13 (1977) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark reddish brownish amber with a resilient foamy cream colored head. Aroma of pumpkin, plum, caramel, lychee, spice, and light smoke. Taste is very well balanced; maltiness, bitterness, spice, smoke, and fruit flavors all in great proportion. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Very well done.
Scurtis (5) - Bastrop, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice head that lasts; distinct smoky flavor separate from the aroma. Pumpkin spices as an aftertaste that lingers on the palate very pleasantly.
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kidmartinek (3560) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a rich amber color and a lot of foam. The aroma is sharp pumpkin. Second is pumpkin spice. The smoke is understated which is nice because my parents house just burned down and smoke is depressing right now. The flavor is nice and bitter, a little creamy and finishes strong
mar (4790) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep Amber with a cream head. Nose is pumpkin spice, light smoke, sweet, yam, and more spice. Easy palate, light smoke, pumpkin, smooth finish.
brewballs (190) - USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Seasonal pumpkin brew. Notes of pumpkin and spice. Smooth head. Tastes a bit sweet but not too molassesy. Like biting into someone’s pumpkin pie to sample and then moving on to the next desert. In addition you can sense the alcohol, which seems like it should be hidden more. Overall good but as far as pumpkin ales it should be re-configured. It’s not balanced enough.
wchesser (1123) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Errl. Thanks, Chris! Batch #1. Deep orange brown. Pumpkin spice on the nose. Pumpkin flesh, spices, light smokiness. Full bodied and malty. Dry, not overly spiced...my kind of pumpkin beer.
Mora2000 (5569) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour with a white head. The aroma is full of pumpkin with some light cinnamon and nutmeg notes. The flavor is a bit different. I get some smoked pumpkin notes as well as some cinnamon, nutmeg and toffee malt. The alcohol is also noticeable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. The smoked notes really add something to the beer and set it apart from the other pumpkin ales on the market. I like it.
dfinney23 (1590) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber with a thick white head. Pumpkin, smoke and spices, like eating pumpkin pie around a campfire. Sounds even better than s’mores.
SudsMcDuff (5794) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
had a bottle, was shared at a nobi tasting .. . pie filling madness here .. . light finish . .. mild mouth .. . not bad at all, but was hoping it would much richer .. . .
please, don’t you ever act like you know me, i once shook
hands with Dick Van Dyke. fucker.
Beerenberger (1380) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
A solid pumpkin aroma accompanied with the approprate spice fragrances. Pours a slightly hazy mahogany color with an inch of tan foam which provides moderate lacing. The taste is pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice with some bread showing up in the finish. There is also some hoppy citrus notes in the aftertaste. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall, this was a tasty and enjoyable pumpkin ale. I wish it had a slightly creamier mouthfeel.