Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark auburn color, slightly hazy, crowned by a small, tight head of khaki colored foam. The head settles quickly to a thin rim, leaving nearly no lacing behind. Predictably, the nose is heavily spiced and loaded with pumpkin. Notes of clove, cardamom, nutmeg, and celery salt lending a winter time feel to the underlying, rich caramel malt. The pumpkin note is fairly fresh and authentic. The flavor is laden with spices, celery salt asserting itself far too much for my taste, teaming with the peppery nutmeg to dominate the toasted pumpkin. Accordingly, the long and spicy aftertaste isnít too pleasant. The palate is substantial and creamy, initially balanced, but finishing on the overly sweet, sticky side. Though I can see how fans of the style would fall in love with this, it represents alot of what I donít enjoy about pumpkin beers (mainly aggressive spicing). This oneís not for me.
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from ken i believe.... pours a cloudy, mostly opaque, darker caramel brown with a lacy thin soapy white head.... aroma of pumpkin, almost a strong ginger essence, and some accompanying spices, perhaps cardammon.... flavors are sweeter than expected with cinammon, cardammon spice to accentuate the pumpkin essence. medium carbonation with adequate body. a bit too lively at the backend but still one of the better pumpkin brews that i have had actually.
LilBeerDoctor (3302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to dkachur. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet pumpkin, pumpkin pie, crust, and spices. Flavor is pure pumpkin pie -- the pumpkin, crust, and even whipped cream on top. Pumpkin spices in the finish. On the sweet side and a little syrupy. It becomes a little cloying by the end of the glass but itís certainly a decent pumpkin ale.
jkwood04 (3264) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours copper with an off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin, caramel malts, some spices and light floral hops. Flavor about the same. Average texture. A good pumpkin ale.
Ernesto987 (3258) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, great base beer for the style, itís like a brown ale or amber ale. Great spicy pumpkin flavors.
Silphium (3156) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Hellís Kitchen, Norfolk, VA. Clear medium orange body, no head. Nose of nutmeg. Sweet, soft body with lots of allspice and nutmeg. Somewhat flat, but well-balanced and the sweetness is short-lived and not syrupy.
TheEpeeist (3142) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Clear brown with a white haze. Nose is cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin. Medium body with a tingle. Taste is honey, graham crackers, pumpkin, clove and bubblegum. Smooth bitter finish. Good flavor saturation as compared to most other pumpkin brews iíve tried. Sweet and tasty.
DiarmaidBHK (3138) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Mellow Mushroom Charlottesville. Pours orange with pleasant notes of pumpkin on the nose which actually smell like pumpkin and not some of the artificial notes you get with other kinds of pumpkin beer. Nice spice notes on the tongue again without the sticky sweetness or artificial vibe. Vlean finisher. One of the best pumpkin beers Iíve had so far.
burg326 (3090) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle pours an amber color, aromas of cinnamon, light pumpkin, some ginger, spices, and light crust. Flavors are the same, light nutmeg in the aftertaste, nice offerring of a pumpkin beer.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Brownish copper color with a small, foamy, off-white head.
Aroma: Heavy with pumpkin spice, especially mace, and a touch of vanilla.
Taste: Similar to the nose with notes of cardamon, mace, cinnamon, vanilla, and caramel. It actually all works together quite well without being overwhelming.
Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium mouthfeel and a medium, pumpkin spice finish.
Overall: Definitely one of the better pumpkin beers Iíve had. I think they hit the mark pretty well with this one.