Theydon_Bois (5201) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Dadsgiving, from ABM, 24/11/13.
Hazed dark orange/amber with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is pumpkin pie, spiced fruit mix, caramel, floral notes.
Taste pretty much follows, sweet spiced fruit mash.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light pumpkin spice in the closure.
Decent enough pumpkin affair.
Svesse (5660) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Euston Tap, Euston, London, 20 Nov 2013) Amber colour with frothy, white head. Malty, spicy nose with ginger, pumpkin, cinnamon and dried fruit. Malty, fruity taste with notes of ginger, dark fruit, cinnamon, pumpkin and a balanced spicy bitterness. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Close to going over the top, but really tasty and well made pumpkin beer. Nice one.
jredmond (4567) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Colin, Happy Dadsgiving y’all! Pours an orange body with light white lacing. Aroma is spicy with maybe some pumpkin character as well. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of spice, pumpkin and sweet malt.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Dadsgiving! Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Spicy cinnamon on the nose, a bit of malt and sweetness. Medium-bodied, more spices, overloading everything and getting bitter and acrid. Finishes with more spices.
Beese (638) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Northcote Road Draft House on 1 November 2013. Poured a hazy orange with a scummy white head and good lacing. Aroma of cloves, orange rind and brown sugar. Citrus hop flavours with notes of toffee and more spice. Finish was grain, hay and some dark chocolate hints.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a thin head. Pumpkin spices, light sweetness, low bitterness, and a nice spicy finish. Nice.
jtclockwork (6216) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Colin at Dadsgiving. Pours orange with white head. Nose and taste of pumpkin, spice, clove, malt and orange peel. Lighter medium body.
Idiosynkrasie (2730) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Hazy amber colour with rather late awakening, small, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Typical pumpkin aroma, hints of spices, definitely clove and cinnamon. Taste is identical, additionally hints of ginger and nutmeg. Very well balanced, perfectly autumnal, superb Pumpkin Ale.
lusikka (4972) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours an amber orange colour with a small head. Aroma is very, very spicy; clove, ginger, pumpkin and caramel. Christmassy flavour of spices, apple core, pumpkin, mild bitterness, cinnamon and big clove notes. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and low-ish carbonation. Finishes warming and spicy without being overwhelming. Enjoyable.
evergreen0199 (1627) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Euston Tap, London. An orange/amber coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, spice. Taste is similar, pumpkin, spice and slight cinnamon. Nice complexity, probably the best British pumpkin beer that I’ve had.