ryanhunter_4 (198) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle poured at home. Day 1 of the craft beer advent calendar. Pours a dark brown color with a beige head that sticks around. Smells like oatmeal brown bread (baking) and spice. This is a more subtle flavor than other pumpkin beers iíve had, which is a good thing. There is a nice bitter finish to it. I like it for a seasonal beer.
RhetoricalAns (773) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber pour. Couple fingers of tan head, decent retention. Green pumpkin and spice aroma. Taste is much heavier on the spice, less pumpkin only slightly present. Fairly sweet. Still one of the better pumpkin beers Iíve tried.
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Craft Beer Advent Calendar Day 1: Deep orange/amber pour with a foamy off white head. Flavour is vegetables, with some spices. A bit thin/watered down.
UXO (1290) - CANADA - DEC 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: clear deep amber with one finger of medium dense ivory head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: vegetal pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, caramel and slightly bready malt, mild red berries, faint pine and chocolate. (6/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium-full body, moderate-soft carbonation, off-dry bitter finish. (4/5)
I was a little disappointed to see a pumpkin ale as the first selection in this yearís advent calendar, but upon reflection I can sort of see it as autumnís last hurrah, ushering in the winter season. And, to be fair, itís an OK pumpkin ale - a nice blend of real pumpkin flavour and the usual suspect spices, with enough boldness to avoid being watery and boring. I find myself warming up to it the more the glass progresses. Just as long as thereís not a second one lurking in thereÖ (14/20)
reebtogi (5395) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a finger and a half of light beige head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is pumpkin and some pumpkin pie spices, likely cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is a herbal hop bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness with the pumpkin pie spices and a dry finish. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. A nicely crafted brew for the style. Recommended.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very Good Pumpkin Beer. I love the pumpkin flavor and mixed malt this had some nice spice to it and was very refreshing. This was a good beer I was very pleased.
HighlanderOne (1161) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Smelling pumpkin and cinnamon. Dark mahogany with a bit of tan head, Tasting nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon, caramel, marshmallow, pepper. Blends nicely as it warms. Good stuff.
tderoeck (7653) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11/XI/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: n/a (2015-1549)
Clear ruby purple beer, creamy irregular yellow to beige head, little stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very spicy, lots of cloves, quite some cinnamon, ginger bread. MF: soft carbon, medium body. taste: bit sweet, caramel, ripe banana, very spicy, somewhat citric. Aftertaste: lots of cloves, cinnamon, some caramel, way too spicy. Meh.
colui72 (562) - HONG KONG - NOV 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy brown with a thin white head. Sweet aroma of caramel and cinnamon. Taste confirms the sweetness, adding pumpkin, cake, chocolate. Creamy, medium bodied, not much bitterness here. Surprisingly a very good ale!
MichaelAwesome (6297) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ein absolut klassisches Pumpkin Ale mit einer leichten Fruchtigkeit, etwas Strenge und einer mit der Zeit etwas unangenehmen SŁŖe. Durchaus trinkbar, nett, aber man gewŲhnt sich zu schnell an diese Biersorte.