jmagnus87 (2912) - 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.
BeerFunGuy (838) - California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This cider has a very strong spicy aroma much like pumpkin pie. It has a much sweeter cider like flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rumproasts (4023) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. deep golden with minimal head. substantial apple with very nice fall spicing. thankfully, i can’t really detect any pumpkin. enjoyed this one.
PorterPounder (6145) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling light copper pour, little to no head. Aroma is of pumpkin pie spice and nutmeg, quite pleasant. Spice forward flavor with hints of golden delicious apples in the back ground with a light pumpkin pie spice finish. Mouthfeel has a nice crispness to it.
drowland (6771) - Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10/30/13. On tap at Bleu Cafe. Biting the bullet on this since there wasn’t anything else new on tap. Clear golden orange pour with no head, as expected. Mild, sweet cider aroma with just a hint of pie spice. Sweet flavor, apple cider with nutmeg and cinnamon. This is actually pretty good if you know what you’re in for. Like most pumpkin beers, it’s basically just spice, but unlike the beers, in this case it makes it into a really nice tasting cold spiced apple cider. I don’t mind it one bit.
pottygok (530) - Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Bitter tart aromas with hints of spice--clove and nutmeg--to give it that pumpkin aroma.
Appearance: Clear gold with no head.
Taste: Medium sweetness with a light sourness in the finish.
Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish.
Overall: Meh...it’s a flavorful cider, but the pumpkin spice tastes overwhelm the cider taste, so it’s not as well balanced as possible. Plus it’s pricey as all get out.
Zeswaft (1455) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of sour apples and a slight hint of spice. Flavor is dominated by apple juice. A little bit of nutmeg or cinnamon spice, not much pumpkin to speak of.
Salmoniform (1222) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Crystal clear honey golden with lack of head. Aroma is overwhelmingly intense of spices, cinnamon, allspice, and heavy cloves. Slight cider, but no real pumpkin. Mouthfeel is subpar due to a lack of carbonation comboned with a light body. Sweet throughout, finishes watery with a lingering of heavy cloves and mulling spices. Overall, this could use more balancing and carbonation with a reduction in spicing.
JStax (3680) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a translucent copper. Aroma is pine, ginger, faint apple. Taste is heavy on the ginger. Unfortunately, not much pumpkin comes through.