Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy dark amber with faint traces ow wispy khaki head. Nose is a good delicate blend of nutmeg, allspice, coriander, and other pumpkin pie spices. The flavor follows suit very closely and adds hints of lavender and brown sugar. Medium body with a clean, not cloying finish. Very enjoyable pumpkin beer. And kick ass label to boot!
NachlamSie (2963) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottled in August ’09. Pours a hazy brown/red with a good head. This smells great. Cinnamon, pumpkin, and it is not perfumey or overly sweet. The flavor is smooth and clean. Lots of pumpkin and adequate spices are present without being cloying. This is a rare example of how a pumpkin ale should be done. It focuses on pumpkin and has a decent blend of spices without being a cinnamon bomb or tasting like soda. This is almost as good as Cottonwood’s pumpkin ale.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tyler’s Tap Room in Durham NC - pours a hazy orange with a thin head. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Taste of pumpkin, spices and malt. One of the better pumpkin ales I have had in a while but still not one of my favorite styles.
Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Having a pumpkin sampler night. Very nice aroma, smells just like pumpkin pie. Light brown top and light amber on bottom. Sweet, but balanced taste. On par with dogfish head pumpkin ale.
bubbleflubber (2035) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at the High Country Beer Fest, it pours a deep amber, with a retentive 3-finger head, saturating the glass with lace. The nose has some sweet malt and light pumpkin. Flavors of pumpkin, pale malts, and pie spices. The spices continue to make for a drier finish. The mouthfeel is smooth with a creamy texture. Nice overall pumpkin brew.
chandler0201 (649) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange with a slight white head. Great flavors of spice and pumpkin and smells just like a pumpkin pie. My favorite of this variety.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from Durham World Beer Fest. Orange pour with average off-white head. My impression was "just like every other pumpkin beer." Really not bad, but thoroughly average, and this is a style I don’t love.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper pour. Typical pumpkin spice flavor. Dry finish with a lingering spicy after taste.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of walleye. Oct ’06. Transparent copper, decent head. Nice clove and pumpkin balance throughout the aroma and flavor. More spice in the flavor, maybe nutmeg? Spice dries out the finish. Tasty for a pumpkin brew.
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at WBF in Durham, NC. Pours deep orange with a thick tan head. Nose is full with nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie filling. Flavor is full, without being over the top. Spices and pumpkin go hand in hand as kp says. Dry finish. Pretty darn good.