DocLock (8376) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Wegman’s aged from October 2014. Coper pour with nose of pumpkin puree and spice. Smooth and decently complex pumpkin flavor, some spice. Decent pumpkin ale.
vtafro (4482) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Orange pour with some head. Pumpkin, spice and nutmeg aromas. Flavor is spice, nutmeg and light vanilla.
skortila (4783) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. The aroma has caramel, ginger, pumpkin, raisin. Dark brown, bit reddish coloured beer with an off-white-beige, thin head. The taste is sweet, has lots of spice, caramel. Quite some body for a 6% ABV beer. Bit sticky mouthfeel. Normally I am not a big fan of these kinds of beer but well I enjoyed it.
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[ Can ][ 12oz ][ vtafro ][ Bonus ][ Snifter Tulip ][ 3.4.15 ]
>> Thank you Victor- pours low haze red amber with dwindling beige foam, no retention. Nose is fall leaves, perfume, potpourri, gummy candy. Taste is a bit watery/thin, powdery, dusty, with more fall leaves and earthy flavor than anything pumpkin. Definitely a fall beer, probably not super fresh, but fun to try.
Arek (491) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - FEB 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 12 fl oz, Drink Hala, Wrocław, Poland.
Kasztanowe piwo z grubą, puszystą i trwałą piana oraz słodowy, dyniowym, lekko palonym aromatem. W smaku ciężkie, z wyczuwalnymi aromatami dyni, cynamonu i przypraw oraz cierpką goryczką na finiszu.
Alengrin (2982) - BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
American pumpkin ale - a style I only recently learned to appreciate - with yellowish light beige, creamy, nicely lacing head and dark brownish purple colour, like an old red wine. Perfumey aroma makes me happy immediately: pleasant and a bit frivolous, with impressions of cloves, milk chocolate bars, butterscotch, pumpkin pie, toast, hazelnut oil, dried ginger, cinnamon, mango. Fruity, crisp onset with medium carbonation, sweetish but rapidly turning spicy, cloves and ginger abounding and stretching till deep into the finish, with a drying, even somewhat sharp effect; in between, a sweet, toasted, nutty and caramelly maltiness reigns, soft and slick, bready. Finish encompasses not only the drying, resinous spiciness, but also a good deal of peppery hop bitterness, as well as a hint of warming alcohol. Wish I had this in autumn... Based on the aroma, I expected a sweeter and much less bitter taste, but once you get used to its spicy sharpishness and unexpected hop bitterness, this becomes quite agreeable and characterful. Very pleasant little beer!
lachneger (377) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2015 Donker helder cola kleurig bier met een witte schuimkraag. Smaak kruidig kaneel en het zoete van cranberry met een zure afdronk. Gedronken met Bryan.
angelkostvo (827) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby colour, beige head. Aroma of cinemmon, clove, red apple, pumpkin, brown sugar, Taste is medium sweet, slightly tart. Flavours of pumpkin, cinemmon. Medium body, oily texture, soft to average carbonation.
Tsekouratos (453) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JAN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle at The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Dark red color, slightly hazy, with a nice beige head. Aroma of pumpkin, caramel, cinammon. Taste is pretty much te same, really intense thought, with sweetness mostly, caramel, malts, cinammon. Aftertaste is sweet and long. Medium body with medium carbonation.
WABeerFiend (303) - - JAN 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a can into an Anderson Valley tumbler on 11.07.14.
A: Pumpkin, spice, and brown sugar.
A: 2 finger off-white head that is retained. Brown/red body that is mostly opaque. It looks like an amber ale.
T: Cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar dominate. Pumpkin is subtle.
P: Creamy with a crisp back end. It’s on the watery side but it’s refreshing.
O: This is what other breweries should emulate for a pumpkin ale that isn’t in your face with pumpkin flavor. Pumpkin is there, but it’s in the background. Each spice that is commonly found in pumpkin pie is also detectable here unlike other pumpkin ales that try to hold back the pumpkin flavor, but end up being jumbled messes.