Fritz123 (1040) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. Pours a deep orange-brown with a one finger off-white head. Mild lacing washes away quickly. Aroma of spices such as cloves and pumpkin spice. Also the pumpkin and malts come through in the aroma more as it warms. Taste is not quite as exciting as the aroma. The pumpkin and spices are most prevalent. Also a malts and a rather muddy taste also comes through. Medium carbonation, medium body. A little oily. Finishes with a hint of heat. Not bad.
brenn79 (1549) - Idaho, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle- Pours dark red to brown with a nice light tan two finger head. Aroma is pumpkin and spices, a little tart, pleasing. The taste is creamy, pumpkin, roasted grains, nutmeg and cinnamon. Good beer, my favorite style for sure!
poisoneddwarf (1735) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer #2. 12 oz can. Aroma is as typical as the Uinta, with spices prominent. Has a nice roastiness. Pours a dark mahogany with a medium beige head with good retention and leaves some lacework. Sweet with more savoriness and roastiness than the Uinta. Hops are noticeable in the finish. A little thin. A little more character than beer #1.
rondphoto (2099) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark amber with a light big-bubbles head and wide streaks of lace. Taste begins with sweet malt, quickly adding pumpkin and the associated spices. Bittering is only whatever carbonation can provide. This is the equivalent of fruit beers, tasting decent at the beginning, growing old before the bottle is finished. Good pumpkin taste, but, for me, not satisfying.
Strykzone (5009) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at esbls. Dark amber red and clear. Pukin and spice in the aroma is nice. Flavor is the same. Very much pumpkin pie but with some hop zing.
dlovell2 (839) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2014 Pours amber with a thick creamy tan head. Malty pumpkin spice aroma. Caramel malt flavor with pumpkin spice flavors. Smooth.
tnkw01 (1160) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep amber color. Tan head. Small amount of lace. Smells and taste like most pumpkins. Maybe in the top 5.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can from Downtown Wine & Gourmet, Harrisonburg. Pours a clear copper color with a large foamy brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of strong pumpkin, strong pumpkin spices, caramel and stone fruits. The taste is toasted malts, toasted pumpkin, caramel, mild nuts and nutmeg, cinnamon and other spices in the finish. Medium bodied, slight lingering spice, low carbonation, nice balance. Very nice pumpkin ale.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shocking balance on the pumpkin spices, just the right amount, itís never filmy or oily, super session-able, really nice caramel malts almost porter like. I donít get a lot of actual pumpkin itís mainly the spices. I donít understand the low rating this beer rocks!
J_man (719) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crystal clear dark amber with a slight deep red tinge topped with a foamy light tan head. Strong cinnamon aroma along with some earthy vegetal components. The strength of the cinnamon in the aroma had me worried, but itís delicious and not overdone at all in the taste. Thereís some other nice fall spice flavor in there (definitely nutmeg) and a really good pumpkin/gourd flavor that gives this beer real depth. The spices really dominate but Iím sure thereís some hops mixed in there somewhere. Thereís a nice bittersweet dark chocolate flavor in there too which is separate from the pumpkin pie flavor but totally compliments it. Lasting cinnamon spice and bite, but again not too much. Excellent pumpkin beer and it appears to be the first release of this from Anderson Valley (why would I expect anything less?).