VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2007 12 oz bottle - pours a beautiful cloudy fox-fur hue with a one-finger off-white head that settles to a thin layer but leaves nice lace. Aroma of the three spices listed in the deScription, with nutmeg being the most prominent, as well as a good deal of C-hop aroma underneath. Nice. Sweet and biscuity right off the bat, very quickly followed by an influx of spice that trails out slowly into a nice sweetness and a touch of alcohol heat. Medium bodied, and not much finish. The second pumpkin ale Iíve had, and Iím beginning to realize that I like the style very much and that it is the perfect beer for the autumn. Pumpkin pie in a glass.
stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2011 On tap at hop angel. Great aroma of cinammon, nutmeg. Taste is sort of pumpkin, mostly cinammon. A bit too heavy on the spices and light on the pumpkin.
bigbish (615) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
An ok pumpkin ale. It has a nice spiced flavor to it, but is otherwise fairly bland. Needs more carmel malts for more body IMO.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried today from Tim’s beer rep. Actually quite nice for a pumpkin ale (with no pumpkin). Very nice balance of flavor. Most pumpkin ales I find to be very seltzery and off in the spice flavor. This is very nice and should be well commended. Tim has done a nice thing with this beer.
paintedmaple (591) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
OK pumpkin ale with more spices than pumpkin. If you feel like you have to drink something with pumpkin in it this would be fine...then you could move on to a beer that taste good. A one and done beer for me...
thechandler (590) - 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.
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 .
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Pumpkin pie aromas clearly evident, with hints of citrus hops, but not too much.
Appearance: Cloudy orange with no head.
Taste: Medium sweetness throughout with hints of sourness in the finish.
Palate: Medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation, long finish.
Overall: The best pumpkin ale Iíve tasted this season (2013). Itís very pumpkiny, despite having no actual pumpkin in the recipe, with the spice flavors apparent, but tempers it with the hops for great flavor. I really enjoyed this one.
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
No notes on this beer. I had several beers where I was only able to kind of take small notes and therefore everyone suffers.
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the tap room. Pumpkin on top of clove on top of all spice on top of awful.