joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber brown with a light tan head. Nose of spice and malt. Taste was heavy spice, caramel malt, and strong citrus hoppiness, but not a lot of pumpkin pie. Finish was malty. If I tasted pumpkin, it was uncooked pumpkin. It’s good, but it’s not like the rest of the pumpkin ales out there.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
<i>12oz bottle:</i> Crystal clear amber pour with a thinnish tan head. The nose is nicely balanced with the pie spices playing off the caramel sweetness of the malt. The body drinks like a lager, thin and refreshing, with notes of cinnamon, caramalized pumpkin and nutmeg. Finishes a bit chalky on the back of the tongue. A well balanced, drinkable brew but not something that is going to keep you warm during the cold months.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much to speak of in terms of aroma, the spices seem muddled, they are there, but muddled... Good flavor, a bit spicier than some other pumpkins, but quite a bit thinner... I think it might be too spicy for its body, but it tastes good....
MOboy (504) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin, dissapating head. golden, light amber, honey colour. Pretty enough. Smells of sweet malt and pumpkin pie spices, not so much pumpkin. A good medium-full body. Taste of pumpkin pie spices, no pumpkin and slight hop bitterness. Did I mention the spices? Clove in particular. Overall, it’s a typical pumpkin (pie) beer. Forgettable.
shigadeyo (3633) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
<b>9/27/2007</b>: Allspice and a trace of nutmeg dominate the aroma of . Its appearance is a clear Autumn-like color (amberish) with a thin, off-white crown. A good malty base has a layer of spice that sticks to the roof of the mouth and creates a film there. There is lots of cinnamon and nutmeg in the flavor, but the beer actually smells spicier than it tastes. It also has a medium-body and a powdery texture. This is really a spiced beer as no pumpkin is detectable in either the aroma or flavor. All summed up, it’s okay.
<i>12 fl. oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #66 for this beer.</i>
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. Bottle: Faint sweet aroma. Smells of spices, nutmeg, caramel malts, and pumpkin pie. Poured dark orange in color with a small, fizzy, off-white head that diminished immediately. Hazy. Lightly sparkling. Some small particles. Tastes lightly sweet. Flavors of pumpkin, light spices, and caramel malts. Light to medium body. Creamy, oily texture. Soft to average carbonation. Malty pumpkin finish.
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - SEP 30, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy light orange-brown with tiny suspended particles and a frothy, beige head. The aroma is fairly muted, but it reminds me of pumpkin bread or pie without the pumpkin itself: allspice, nutmeg and faint cinnamon. Light to medium bodied and slick with tongue-tickling carbonation it finishes slightly dry. The flavor is a sweet malty front followed by a strong hit of spice that completely takes over from there: allspice up front, with a light cinnamon following and nutmeg taking over for the finish and aftertaste. Fairly dry at the end. This isn’t a bad beer, but drinking one is plenty unless you are really into heavily spiced beers. I like the idea behind the concept, but IMO he spice blend simply overpowers the malt backing of this one.
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, brown-orange color with a thin off white head that quickly dissipates. Traces of some sediment. Lots of baking spices in the aroma, with cinnamon and allspice being most dominant. There is some fresh pumpkin and toasted malt in the background. Overpowering spices and a faint smokey flavor drown out any pumpkin that may be in here and leaves a slight medicinal aftertaste. Disappointing because I enjoy these spices in my Fall seasonals when balanced properly.
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
draft... light copper body, great super lasting head with great retention and lacing... the nose has a touch of spice, in between a pumpkin beer and xmas beer... the taste is lots of spice as the backbone of the beer, but somehow it works and doesn’t over power, really nice cinnamon notes... not my style of beers at all but I enjoyed this one
cancerhawk (22) - - DEC 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is sweet and malty, and has a nice light hoppy bitterness. Not crazy about pumpkin beers.