Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours darker roasted chestnut amber with a beige head. Aroma is lighter fall spices. Same with flavor, not too big on body either.
jessekratina (12) - Kansas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma;caramel, herbs, clove,
Appearance; red, clear, frothy,
Taste; medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, umami,
Palate; medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish
Overall I really liked this beer its thicker more stout consistency was nice and got me in the fall spirit. I would highly recommend this beer.
superspak (2605) - Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, 2013 release. Pours slightly cloudy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big pumpkin, caramel, cinnamon, gingerbread, nutmeg, toast, brown sugar, allspice, light chocolate, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, pumpkin, and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of pumpkin, caramel, chocolate, cinnamon, toast, toffee, nutmeg, brown sugar, gingerbread, allspice, biscuit, and floral/toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, caramel, chocolate, toast, toffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread, allspice, biscuit, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of pumpkin, malt, and spice notes; with great robustness, malt/spice balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice pumpkin ale! All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of malt, pumpkin, and spice flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Elwood (3200) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 12 oz. can from State Line Liquors. It pours a dark amber orange with a small off white head. Earthy pumpkin nose. Medium pumpkin flavor without a lot of pumpkin spice. Quite welcome actually. Full bodied with plenty of malty, pumpkin flavor but not a glass of pumpkin pie spice. Worth drinking.
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 10/17/13
Aroma: The nose is spice (nutmeg, clove) and dough, not as much pumpkin pie or cinnamon
Appearance: It pours a clear reddish-orange color with a frothy beige head and medium lace
Flavor: The flavor is similar, spice and doughy malts, some sweetness, minimal bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium, itís a little too carbonated, and it has a mildly dry finish
After drinking Shock Topís atrocity of a pumpkin beer, I wanted to drink something that actually had some pumpkin taste. This is a heck of a lot better than that beer, but it isnít a special pumpkin beer by any means.
abcfan (720) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good pumpkin beer. Pours red/brown with no head. Not much aroma, faint spice detected. Pumpkin Tate is prevalent, with a chocolate/spice finish.
hershiser2 (1227) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours brown with an inch of tan head. Smells of luscious pumpkin pie spices - clove, nutmeg, cinnamon - and pumpkin crust and cream. Tastes of crust, cinnamon, and pumpkin. The aroma is stronger than the taste, but this is still good.
Salmoniform (652) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from can to pint glass. Clear reddish-brown hue with off-white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Aroma is heavy on the nutmeg...not too much pumkin but it is there. Very light mouthfeel...almost watery feeling. This does help keep the spices in check, though.
Danyel (763) - Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Pours Clear brown with red hues off-white head. Smells like cloves. Tastes very pumpkin pie spices, banana, nutty, bitter finish. Okay, a bit boring for a pumpkin beer.
jjgmd (1438) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours a very dark brown orange with a small rather quick dissipating java head. Nose is pumpkin with nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon, nice and balanced. Taste is not overdone, with a nice blend of the above spices. Not too sweet, well balanced. Finish is short with the spices tasted right to the ending. quaff score 8 / 10