cheap (3377) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This has one of the coolest looking pumpkin beer labels I have observed. When you pour you get a swirling hypnotizing tempest from the gunk on the bottom of the bottle. Pour it properly like a n unfiltered dunklewiezen. Has a rolling stream of fine bubbles coming from within this light crazy hazy iced tea appearance. Taste is spicy but not quite as bitter as most pumpkin beers Iíve tasted lately. Does coat your tongue with an almost Oktoberfest inference. The spices are a little difficult for my palate in any pumpkin beer, but this is probably one of the better ones so far, overall it lacks the bitter medicinal taste on the finish. The spices somewhat remind me of the heavily spiced american wheats.
Pailhead (3859) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2007 Bottle: Great aroma of ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. This is about a close as youíre going to get for duplicating a pumpkin pie aroma. It pours a slightly hazy orange with a minimal off-white head that fades quickly to a ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with a light sweet caramel maltiness. All the pumpkin pie spice comes in the finish. Great combination of nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon with the slightest hint of grassy bitterness. Iíll be surprised if anyone scores this as well as me, but I like pumpkin beers and this is as good as Iíve had for a non-Imperial pumpkin beer.