ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2009 1st rating for this brew! 12oz bottle from grape & gourmet, batch 91009. pours a very nice clear, dark copper with a whispy, off white head and a solid ring of lace. aroma is great and very similar to pumpkin cheescake with big, sweet pumpkin notes, graham cracker crust, and pure spice notes of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg, with a touch of caramel malts. flavor is excellent as well with natural pumpkin flavors blended with sweet vanilla, big spice notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, orange peel and clove, and a touch of nutty, carrot cake with a lingering, spiced finish. palate is medium bodied and very well carbonated with a great balance of sweetness and fall spice. overall, another great new brew from Geoff and AleWerks!
devman171 (985) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at the brewery, pours amber with nice head. Aroma is sweet malt and some clove and ginger. taste is nice medium pumpkin and spices. Pretty tasty
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Pours clear copper in color with thin tan head. Aroma sweet, pumpkin and spicy. Taste pumpkin, cinnamon, spice and sweet malt with dry finish.
mike5326 (936) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear caramel color, no head. Mild pumpkin aroma. Medium body with a cinnamon and nutmeg flavor with a slight bitter finish.
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GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Fills the room with roasted pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice.
Appearance: Pours amber in color with a small tan head
Flavor: Pumpkin pie! need I say more?
Palate: Medium bodied with a lingering finish.
Overall: An outstanding pumpkin beer. Kudos to Chuck and Geoff for another great offering from Alewerks!
magsinva (878) - Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap - mellow mushroom - Charlottesville - end of the keg, pours a cloudy amber with 2 fingers of head. Aroma is faintly of dough, pumpkin pie, spices, clover and cinnamon. Taste is a touch sweet with the spices on the finish, finishes slightly dry. Surprisingly good!
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. bottle, with thanks to ksurkin for the nice bonus. Pours a clear dark orange with a moderate off-white head that settles to a thin ring. Aroma is a nice pumpkin pie spice, with nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar. Flavor is more pumpkin pie, nutmeg, spices and a little brown sugar sweetness. A little reminiscent of a nice apple butter in some ways. I’m not really a big fan of pumpkin beers but this is a good one, thanks again Ken!
Nocturne (833) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. I’m very excited to be trying my first pumpkin beer, a style that just doesn’t exist in Europe. Hopefully Williamsburg AleWerks’ offering will give me a good starting point. It pours out a mostly clear copper shade and instantly I start to get a sense of pumpkin and spice mix on the nose. I was apprehensive about the taste, knowing that raw pumpkin isn’t something I have fond memories of, but thankfully the wonderful spice notes of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg are the dominant feature. Pumpkin instead lurks in the background. It’s quite sweet and the alcohol is never felt. Note to European brewers: start making these... please!
Pastor (797) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Eh ok pumkin ale. Just like everyone else’s. It taste like pie yeah!!! didn’t stand out much
48FanInCali (728) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Gold pour with an orangish hue. Very little head and it is gone in a flash. Nose of all the normal spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice, etc...) Taste follows the nose. Not cloying but just the right amount of sweetness. Probably number 2 or 3 for this style IMO. Great stuff.