NikkTwist (1247) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Moriartys. Slightly hazy orange brown pour with a slim head that seemed to disappear quickly. Lots of aggressive Pumpkin Pie spice. Not pulling any punches spicewise, but as for actual pumpkin flavor - one has to look hard to find it. Though the body is still quite full and juicy. There are some medium wheat flavors hiding well underneath, but mostly the spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, the usual suspects) are so far forward that the bitterness make it feel like a strong IPA. Not my favorite, but at least not the same old Pumpkin beer.
jrodooo5 (687) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a thin clear deep orange. The aroma is very pleasant. Itís pumpkin pie like - pretty sweet and full of spice. The taste isnít quite as good. Itís somewhat metallic but still goes down relatively smooth. I think the balance is off slightly with the use of hops - makes for a complex concoction but not necessarily a great one. Not too bad tho.
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours deep amber with a small white froth. Aroma is standard spices and sweet bready notes, a bit of pumpkin, flavor also strongly spiced, a bit of the pie crust character, finishing somewhat bitter. Medium body and crisp carbonation.
unclemike (2068) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy copper with a thin white head. Smells of citrus, pie spice and some tea. Tastes sweet and malty with some hints of spice and some tea like elements. Finishes dry and tangy.
jcnielsen (1312) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark orange color with white head. Pumpkin, spices, nutmeg, cinnamon aromas. Pumpkin, burnt toast, biscuit, spices in flavor. Pretty good pumpkin ale.
Fech (270) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thin head, mild carbonation. Copper pour with scents of pumpkin and spice. Fizzy kinda metallic taste at first but then the pumpkin flavor settles in. Light on the spice though.
thechandler (575) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep copper. Aroma is bold and spicy. Flavor is also spicy. Nice medium-amber maltiness with lots of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Pretty good pumpkin ale.
ads135 (2360) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not the best pumpkin beer, but not the worst. Strong in spice, especially cinnamon, but there is also some nutmeg and some strange funk flavors. Tried as part of a fall beers tasting session.
umich03jm (1315) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear amber color with a small amount of head that quickly fades. Aroma is mostly pumpkin and nutmeg along with some all spice and cinnamon. Taste is a bit off. Thereís a nice spicy pumpkin flavor but there also a some off flavors. Iím getting a slight sour taste and some metallic notes. Itís also very dry in the finish and I donít like it here. Very disappointing pumpkin beer.
nike (822) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth tasting seasonal ale. Draft from Vintage Estates, amber pour, white foam, decent lacing on the glass. Slight aroma of cinnamon slight pumpkin, light sweetness, light body, thin feel, average carbonation. What I really liked about this brew is the fact that the neither the spice nor the pumpkin flavor took over the taste of the beer. Hints of pumkin in aftwertaste, some spicy notes, but overall, that is what made this a good tasting, clean, crisp brew.