Theydon_Bois (16661) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Endo’s, thanks to MJ for the trade, 26/05/13.
Very lightly hazed golden amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is spiced fruits, clove, sugars, pumpkin, caramel.
Taste comprises sweet sugars, steeped fruits, clove, spice, pumpkin, light apricot notes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, fruity spicey finish.
One of the best (I’m not a big fan) pumpkin beers I’ve had - good balance of sweet and spice.
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright amber colour. Heavy spice aroma of mace and cinnamon along with a rich toffee maltiness. Flavour is again very heavy on the spice - cinnamon, allspice being predominant. Malts are thick, but still not enough to provide complete balance against the onslaught of spice.
mcberko (14067) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
341mL bottle, pours a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg, rather than pumpkin. Flavour is the same, with some pumpkin pie. Boring / decent.
Ferris (12427) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, all the right players in balance. Clear amber with minimal head. Spice is held in check, unlike many others, allowing the pumpkin to shine. One of my favorites from this brewery.
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-11-09. Crisp dark orange body, large off white head. 3++ Pleasantly spicey aroma, lots of nutmeg I think, sweet malt core. 7+ Smooth average plus bodied palate. Pleasantly sweet malty core, pleasant spice. Very nice stuff, full flavoured yet fairly well balanced. Better than expected! Bottle cellared several months via trade with Ferris
DuffMan (9499) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bright clear amber orange with a moderate foamy head that fades fairly quickly. Delicious, but muted, aromas of gingerbread and nutmeg (best appreciated if you let it warm a bit). Sweet toffee malt up front with a spicey pumpkin pie finish covered in nutmeg and cloves. Almost a tartness to the finish that brings to mind a California common style, which keeps this beer from becoming cloying or too sweet. Light in the body, bordering on thin. Very enjoyable-- a nice fall treat!
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 My Bottom Line :
Nutmeg-doused gingerbread men playfully adorn the lightly caramelized cereals of this well-built, easy-drinking novelty brew.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A sheet of foam shrinks to a ring atop the luminous amber-hued red.
-The nose concentrates on spiciness, and thus appears a tad linear; the biscuity cereals tasted could be more prominent in the aroma.
-The prickly carbonation remains smooth throughout.
-The mouthfeel is well fed while never being cumbersome.
Bottle. Thx Mike!!
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6048-20131109] 650mL bottle. Plasticky cleaner fruity pumpkin aroma. Slightly hazy, orange amber body with a big long-lasting creamy off-white head. Robust pumpkin fruit flavour has a nice pie crust aftertaste. Medium body. Good, great pumpkin brew. (7/4/8/4/15) 3.8
douglas88 (8332) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to presario. Pours a clear and copper color with a small white head. The aroma is very good; sweet pumpkin, spices, caramel goodness, I can almost smell whip cream in this aroma. The aroma is just perfectly like a pumpkin pie. The flavor is spicy, lots of pumpkin, smooth and easygoing. A perfect example of the style.
solidfunk (7354) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wasn’t sure this would work, especially because I’m not a huge pumpkin pie fan but this beer is good. Smells and has a pumpkin pie start, finishes with a touch of bitterness