GT2 (9064) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2010 355mL into a weizen glass, which I have decided is the best glass for this beer after having it 4+ times. The cloudy amber beer at first looks like a dunkelweizen complete with a nose big on cloves, nutmeg, and weizen yeast not unlike banana bread. The head is not as rambunctious as a hefeweizen and really doesn’t want to lace nor billow out. However, the beige/yellow head has very good retention and protects the beer indefinitely. The nose opens up to pumpkin pie, maraschino cherries, sweet tea, cinnamon, slight candied yams. Taste is creamy pumpkin with lots of sugar at first then moves to quite a bubbly, astringent, bitter graininess that has more alcohol than pumpkin spices. Suddy mouthfeel.
DocLock (8244) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy deep copper toward ruby with off-white head. Nose is rich caramel malt, pumpkin puree and spice, cinnamon, nutmeg. Tastes delicious; rich, sweet, complex, with a huge authentic pumpkin puree/spice flavor, even notes of pie crust, and a super smooth finish. Truly one of the best pumpkin ales I have ever quaffed.
DrSilverworm (7782) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz glass on tap at Beer Run. Labeled as 8%. Clear orange color. Thin white head. Nice lighter carbonation, good smooth texture, dry finish. Great pumpkin, light spice aroma. Drinks easier than the ABV would suggest. Spice taste, light sweet. Some maple. Friends LOVED this, got several pints of it.
deyholla (7460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Dan! poured a clear orange amber with an off-white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of pumpkin with a strong spice note, particularly cinnamon and brown sugar coming through. The flavor was quite sweet with a strong brown sugar overcoming the pumpkin note and backed by other spices such as cinnamon. Over spiced in my opinion.
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of dkachur (I think) in the Mystery Swap. Pours a clear orange hued brown with a thin beige head. Huge caramel and gingerbread with some roasted pumpkin and squash aromas. Medium bodied, lightly sweet with vanilla, caramel, and spice. Finishes with some nice spices and almost a pie crust flavor. Smooth and tasty.
Ughsmash (7251) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured a lovely shade of autumny-orange with a moderate cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger with a hefty sweetness beneath.. candied honey, caramel, and a touch of pumpkin meat.. focus was mostly on the spices. The flavor found similar stuff.. honey and pumpkin sweetness at the core with nutmeg and cinnamon spices around.. there was so much sweetness that booze was not evident.. finished sweet with plenty of pumpkin spices. Medium-bodied with decent balance on the palate.. I was in the mood for candy and booze, so this worked.
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where and how: bottle 355ml
Aroma clove, pumpkin spice. Vanilla with sweet candy. Touch of cinnamon.
Top: bone white top, nice contrast created with its base.
Palate : oily texture on thinner body
Taste: gingerbread, solid pumpkin theme created.
Other notes nice seasonal ale.
alexsdad06 (6418) - Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from dkachur. Pours a clear amber color with a small fizzy white head. The aroma has a nice blend of sweet and spices going on: the spices are typical of a well done pumpkin pie. The flavor, like the aroma, has a wonderful blend blend of the sweetness with the pumpkin spices, some vanilla, pumpkin pie. This quickly became one of my favorite pumpkin beers.
Rating #29 for this beer.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Amber, thin sudsy white head, little lacing. Cinnamon, slight mulled spiced wine as well on the nose. Has a bit of raisin as well. Strong spices on the tongue, but not sharp or bright. Seems a little muddled, but not bad. Does retain that raisin and mulled spiced wine character tho. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Finishes a little flat, spices are there but not strong or bright. Has a bit of that raisin and mulled spiced wine lingering. A little different, but a nice change.
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of an extra from TheEpeeist. Chris.. you truly are awesome. Pours a copper reddish dark brown, fairly hazy, a moderate tannish head that stays at a decent level, laces satisfactorily. Aromas are pumkin puree, vanilla, a touch of cinnamon, caramel and nutmeg come on a bit stronger, but I really do get the pumpkin behind all the spices in this one a bit more. Spices stand up fairly potent, as smoother sweet malts of caramel, toffee, vanilla fill in behind. Initial is medium bodied, preaching cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread, vanilla, and caramel, as the actual pumpkin does fall a bit behind. Creamy sweetness mixed with potent spices, a smooth caramel, vanilla, and pie crust, with pumpkin and spice. Very light bitterness on the back of the palate, lingering spice and sweetness. Overall, a pretty good pumpkin brew in my opinion.. very quaffable and very pie-like. Probably couldn’t drink more than 1, 2 tops, of these.. but they are tasty.