johnnnniee (3150) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Received this from my Secret Santa KarrHeel03, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a two finger tightly bubbled off white head that slowly dissipates to a cap. Smells of nutmeg and pumpkin pie spices mostly. I really can’t get through the spices to find any beer in the nose. Taste is more of the same spices with an almost vegetal taste deep in the background. Medium body that finishes on the dry side. Lightly carbonated. Nothing objectionable here, but nothing spectacular either.
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
refreshing pumpkin, lemon juice, i like it because of the freshness of the flavor.
Tmoney99 (12404) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear copper color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy spicy tart pumpkin aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy spice and pumpkin sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good seasonal beer.
alexsdad06 (7428) - Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle via trade. Pours a clear amber color with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet pumpkin pie aroma with the usual list of accompanying spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. The flavor has a nice dose of pumpkin that is balanced by the spices. This is somewhat thin and watery. Flavor fades into the finish.
BrewDad (5120) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer Bloggers Conference 2010 – Boulder, CO - The Night of Beers…
Brown with a hint of orange in color, clear with a thin head. Lots of pumpkin, spices (Cinnamon and nutmeg) in the nose. Great dark malt and pumpkin flavor tons of spice. This beer ranks as a high end Pumpkin beer.
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz thanks to thirdeye11) Cloudy, dark orange. Smells of cinninon, clove, cocoa, lemon, orange. Tastes like cinnimon graham crackers, woody. Good
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle via trade with TURDFERGUSON, thanks Sam!) clearish orange-brown with soapy bubbles. Nose of brown sugar, real pumpkin. Taste of wheat bread, honey, pumpkin, with a smooth and creamy body that was also oily slick on the palate. Medium thickness. Sampled alongside 14 other pumpkin beers, this was the general consensus as the best of the evening that also had some pumpkin flavor so thanks for sending this Sam!
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Raleigh Times. Ashy amber pour with a decent head, moderate carbonation. Strong nose of more or less generic spice, with some faint pumpkin powder in there along with what seem like nutmeg and clove. The flavor was very mild, almost like an APA with modest scent. Okay.
TheEpeeist (3604) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Foggy brown with a brief spongy white head. Nose is nutmeg, toffee, cinnamon and clove. Medium body with a spicy tang. Taste is clove and nutmeg with hints of caramel. Pumpkin?
boto (1981) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ brewery: This one poured a cloudy, slightly orangish color. There was a small off white head that left just a bit of lacing. Nice nose of pumpkin spice without being overpowering. The taste is good also. Pumpkin spice is dominant, with a nice malty beer behind it. The spice is not overpowering. This is a well done pumpkin beer.