TheoBrixton (2) - Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2009 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. One of the better tasting Halloween seasonal beers I’ve come across. All of the usual spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove) are definitely noticeable, but not overpowering.
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle . A clear deep copper color body with a two finger off white foamy head . Aroma is of sweet roasted barley and pumpkin pie , nice amount of cinnamon and other spices with just a hint of baked apple . Flavor is lightly sweet with some nice cinnamon , and nutmeg notes , a little brown bread . A light bitterness and citrus finish from the hops . Medium body , smooth mouthfeel . A good drinker for a style that is not my favorite .
kassner (1538) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2013 A nice seasonal effort, a little on the sweet side, spice are sufficiently prevelant but not as big as in Sreamin Pumpkin, but well balance. Light copper color with no head
Sept 2013 Bottle, not the same with a distinct iron taste underneath.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy dark orange color with small amount of foamy white head. Aroma is sweet and spicey, with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. Has a medium mouthfeel with some roasted grains, spice, and a subtle earthiness. Overall, ok, but not really my thing.
drowland (7881) - Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
More flavorful than some pumpkin seasonals, but it was mostly spices, as you’d expect. Not bad.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy, deeper orange colored body with a thin, white head that leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is sweet with a blend of soft spices and an acidic tartness. Clove and cinnamon stick out the most of the spices. Light caramels. Flavor is a moderately sweet, dry caramels and various spices that give this a distinct autumn taste. I can see myself watching the leaves change colors while drinking this. Very season-appropriate. A bit of an earthy bitterness dries this out and it finishes with just a touch of acidic citrus and opens up a light doughy taste. Light to medium bodied. Overall, a tasty spiced beer. The spices don’t overpower, but stay rather even keel while being distinct at the same time. I like the light citrus and earth too. Good balance and very enjoyable.
Headbanger (3803) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle 6/5/09 (Binny’s Naperville)-Pours a hazy orangish amber with a huge off white head. Aroma of spices(Nutmeg and Cinnamon).Taste of the same with some pumpkin. This light to medium bodied brew is not bad. A pretty decent pumpkin brew.
Beerdedone (3215) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber/orange with an off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin, allspice, nutmeg and subtle cinnamon. Flavor was toasted malts, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and has a mild bitterness with a dry finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Jaw Jacker
Date: March 14, 2009
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: hazy copper, wispy white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, caramel sweetness is balanced with the moderate spices
Flavor: dry malt flavor, lots of varied spices, spicyness adds an earthyness and keeps it dry
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
ChainGangGuy (4778) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, pumpkin husk-hued body with a thin, bubbly, white head.
Smell: Autumnal aroma of a homemade pumpkin pie spice mix backed by some toasty malts. Where are the pumpkins?
Taste: Simple toasted malts with a modicum of sweetness transitions into the usual suspects found in a pumpkin pie (though, I’m more of a sweet potato pie man, myself) spice blend: nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice. Very, very faint citrus hoppiness with only a meager amount of bitterness. Finishes dry with what you’d call some residual spiceness. Okay, so there are no pumpkins -- joke’s on me!
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.
Drinkability: Fine in the context of a light spiced beer, I guess, but it’s hard to refrain from letting out a discontented sigh for want of pumpkin. But if the pumpkins available to Arcadia are anything like the ones featured on the label, then I can fully understand their absence and omission from the recipe.