zizzybalubba (1604) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2009 12 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Pours brownish-orange with a thin off-white head. Strong pumpkin pie aroma as well as cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Noticeable cinnamon flavor upfront with pumpkin pie flavor underneath. If you are a fan of pumpkin beers this is the one you have been waiting for. In my opinion Southern Tier Pumpking is too sweet whereas this avoids that. I’m amazed at how much flavor is packed into this beer. Williamsburg AleWerks just may be one of the best kept secrets around right now. This is another fantastic addition to their lineup.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle - dark orange, basically flat; pumpkin pie, squash, spice and nutmeg; soft, full pumpkin pie flavors; pie crust, some spice, lemon; texture is on the thin side with crackers; lovely flavor profile with fruit, sweetness, pumpkin spice; has all the vegi qualities, but is plenty sweet and spicy; very nice
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma of allspice and mint mostly for me with sweet malt behind. Flavor vaguely vegetal along with the very prominent spices, not much cinnamon, so a bit different than most pumpkins. Pretty rich, quite sweet even over all the spices. Could be a great mood beer I suppose, but I guess not my mood.
kassner (1424) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very nice Pumpkin ale at the trellis in williamsburg, cloudy nice frothy head and full mouth with malt and spices a plenty
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear amber with a small white head that fades quickly... spicy aroma, cinnamon and allspice dominate... some mild graham in the flavor which is the key flavor component for quality pumpkin beers in my opinion... Some nice spicing, not too heavy on the spices, and a touch of actual pumpkin comes through... medium body, good, lingering spice, very very good...
hershiser2 (1357) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours a clear brown-amber with an inch of head. Aroma of pumpkin spice, caramel, cinnamon, ginger, and crust. Flavor of gingerbread, pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon, and pie crust. A bit on the sweet side - a tad too sweet for me.
tnkw01 (1314) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange-amber color. Aroma and taste is really nice. Lots of that great pumpkin pie reminenice.
Fritz123 (1285) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as an extra in a trade from BMart. Thanks! I had from the bottle during the Super Bowl so not sure on the color, pour, or lacing. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, graham crackers, whipped cream, booze. The taste is spicy cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, graham cracker, vanilla, marshmallow. Medium body, full flavor. Moderate carb. Very nice profile.
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - SEP 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours copper hue with thin white head, it has caramel aroma with hint of spice. slight vanilla bubblegum flavor with floral aftertaste, this brew is well balanced and hides alcohol well.
thome50 (1228) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via bobertkuekn, thanks Robert! Pours a much lighter orange, almost blond, than I was expecting from this style. Good carbonation. The taste is of pumpkin spice and TONS of cinnamon. The finish is almost cough syrup sweet/viscous. More of a typical pumpkin beer and while not bad, wasn’t anything that really stood out to me.