bytemesis (2131) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the latest local swap - thanks! Pours a really nead looking ruby-hazel-orange, crystal clear with a small beige head that dissipates to a ring that laces well. Aroma is pumpkin spices, clove, allspice, cinnamon, caramel. Flavor is much the same, very spice forward, quite sweet on a caramel malt backbone. Not really any bitterness although there is a zestiness to the finish. Too sweet for me, but not bad for what it is.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Minimal off-white head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, nutmeg, bubblegum, some cinnamon, clove. Taste is moderately sweet, bubblegum, nutmeg, cinnamon, some caramel, light clove. Medium body, some stickiness, minimal carbonation.
hershiser2 (1146) - 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.
jeremytoni (2830) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the tap poured an orange color with a small amount of head. Sweet spicy malty flavor with a lingering finish.
Silphium (3111) - 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 Hell’s 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.
ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours orange with white head. aroma of vegetation, spices, malt. tastes of pumpkin, indistinct vegetation, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel malt. palate is full and well-bodied. disclaimer: i’m not a big pumpkin ale guy.
BeerandBlues2 (8442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Thornton River Grill. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is toast, caramel, and cookie malt, dates, pumpkin, nutmeg and cloves, and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant, medium spices, light hops and bitterness, fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, 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.
mar (4463) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to exiled. i must be crazy since this thing is rated fairly high. orange, cream head. pumpkin, light spices. nice palate, big pumpkin up front, light spices, caramel finish.
mephisto (1265) - 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.