OldGrowth (2592) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Raleigh WholeFoods. Good nose, Sweet. Like pumpkin pie. Cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, caramel, allspice. Clean orange copper color. Small head that faded quickly to nothing. No lace. Sweet spice flavor, like aroma with nutmeg being most prevelant to me. Got a little sour yeasty taste as it warmed. Medium body, lite creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish. Nice Pumpkin brew, Don’t know if I could drink this all the time, but I found it enjoyable. Thought the aroma & flavors were best when it was cold.
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the 10th annual Brewgrass festival in Ashville. Light chestnut color, clear. Light white head. Pumpkin pie allspice is dominant but there are notes of cinnamon in the aroma. There is also a cloying sweetness that is not all that enjoyable. Light pumpkin pie flavors that is marked mostly by allspice (as in the aroma) but with some cinnamon notes hiding in there. Light spicy bitterness at the end and some faintly noticeable grain. Light body, too thin actually. A lightly dry finish. Not my favorite.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Clear orange color with off white head that laced the glass. Smells of pumpkin bread, cinnamon, and caramel. Tart up front like unripened fruit. The tartness mellows leaving a pleasant grainy aftertaste accented by pumpkin and cinnamon.
DocLock (7700) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy dark orangish copper with off-white head. The aroma is pumpkin puree and spices with some caramel malt. The flavor is malty, on the dry side for this style, with a good dose of pumpkin puree and spice flavors. The palate is medium and smooth, but not terribly complex.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2006 Pours a murky copper color with a decent head. Aroma is mostly allspice with a little bit of sweet malt. Flavor is dominated by spices with a hint of pumpkin. This 2006 version is slightly better than the previous version.
hurleymanvw (101) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I don’t want to take anything away from this beer because i don’t like pumpkin flavor...but compared to other pumpkins i have had it was better than most...its not as bad as cottenwood. It pours dark and has the aroma of spiced pumpkin. Nice beer for a change i just can’t drink a whole pint of it at a time.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark coppery orange color with an aroma that smells like spiced pumpkin. Has a flavor that reminds me of pumpkin pie. Not a bad pumpkin brew.
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice looking Orange copper colored. In fact, it actually says "delightful" in my notes, and I don’t think I’ve used the word "delightful" in reference to beer in my life. Smells exactly like pumpkin pie. Big allspice and cinnamon flavors, plus - and this was interesting - I could taste pie crust, as well. Toned down and restrained, but very good. Sampled at 2004 Asheville Brewgrass Festival.
ross (2073) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
this was nice, very nice actually. this taste very similar to a toned down dogfish head punkin ale. sweet and spicy and tasting like punkin pie, this is a real good brew. i drank every drop of this in my glass. quite good. sampled at brewgrass 04 on draught. much better than any other edenton brews.
singlelensrefl (24) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the better pumpkin ales I have had. On tap. Nice pumpkin and spice aromas as well as flavors.