Aurelius (4559) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rusty, clear gold. Big bubbles, thin carpeting foam. Tawny apple aroma -- sweet and sour. Sweet, a little tart, mild spices, slightly vinegraic. Medium body, earthy tones at the end, sweetness starts to stick. On tap, Whole Foods, Tallahassee.
DocLock (8311) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Plymouth. Pours clear champagne colored with minimal head. Nose was earthy apple, mild pumpkin. Tastes like an apple cider with mild notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin.
jandd1983 (2973) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled at ESBLS. It poured a pale golden color with a white head. The aroma was of pumpkin, spices and apples. The taste was similar but the pumpkin isn’t as noticeable.
Strykzone (5325) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Saled at eabls. Clear ligjt golden. Ok, I smell both appke and pumpkin. Somehow an after shave nose, too with nutmeg. Appkes are tasted and they are sweet apples. Yellow ones? Some spice. No pumpkin is tasted yet. A decent mass market kind of cider.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5215) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright yellow-gold color with a small soapy white head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was tangy, sour, buttery and a bit off with faint clove and cinnamon underneath. The flavor was tangy, tart and astringent with sharp cinnamon and apple. Medium length tart and astringent apple and cinnamon finish. Light body. Not good.
bhensonb (11977) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that popped up in a bargain bin at Nugget Market in Woodland, CA. Pours gold with no head. Light aromas of pie spice. Med minus body. Flavor is a bit tart (is that crisp?) with light pie spice. Not sure about squash. Fairly tasty stuff.
zoelester (23) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
A nice all spice flavor in a cider. I didn’t really taste any pumpkin in the cider but I did taste some pumpkin pie. Overall not bad.
HuskerTan (677) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
A- Pumpkin, spices, alcohol, pungent.
A- Golden color, clear liquid, no head.
T- Pumpkin, squash, spices, alcohol.
P- Medium body, abrasive texture, high carbonation, astringent finish.
O- Too much pure alcohol taste and the pumpkin flavor was off. Not a very good cider.
jmagnus87 (2823) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Tastes like a decent cider with pumpkin pie spices dumped in, but not a lot of pumpkin.
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single from NBD. When did pumpkin become so casual?
Ommegang Anniversary glass. Clear, mellow amber/copper body. Slightly cheerful.
Smell is yammy & moderately spiced. More nutmeg-ish then the supposed all-spice.
Taste is thankfully soft on the seasoning. No overwhelming thoughts of cinnamon here. There’s just a single, mild note of prickling, bitter spice. Sharp & bittersweet apple juice in front. Leafy green & acidy. More tart then sweet. Quite tart. Weak carbonation, but still very refreshing.
Reminds me of my last attempt at apple pie, sour, sweet, & bitter. Not my best, but interesting.