devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It pours from the bottle with a nice, deep, semi-transparent amber color, but without much of a head. The aroma is an expected combination of seasonal spices and a thin sweetness. The flavor has more depth, with a fruity sweetness and some dry herbal hops, but it certainly feels over-spiced since the underlying beer is difficult to identify. The texture doesn’t do much to counteract my disappointment, with a medium-thin body doing little to add character. Overall, the heavy-handed use of spice makes me wonder if the brewers just really love pumpkin pie or if they are covering a forgettable, bland beer.
j12601 (9526) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with my wife. Pours a hazed amber orange with a medium sized white head. Spices on the nose, malt, a bit of paper. Medium-bodied, soft malt into spices. A hint of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg. Gentle finish with a touch of warming alcohol. Decent.
chinchill (3993) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle.
Pours with a copper colored body topped by a durable off-white head.
Aroma: an over-spiced pumpkin ale?
Flavor: the spicing is neither subtle nor over-powering, although the spices are what linger on in the aftertaste and are stronger than I prefer.
Medium body and medium-high carbonation.
Overall: recommended for fans of spiced pumpkin ales.
hman43 (980) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It pours light amber with an off white head. It has aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon, herbs, some bread, and nutmeg. It has a strong pumpkin flavor with herbs, floral elements, cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices. It has a light moderate feel, with a slight bitter sweet kick on the palate and a semi dry finish.
lobosaintori (89) - - NOV 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The best pumpkin beer I have had this year. pours a nice amber with a decent head, but was a bit cloudy. Aroma was that of autumn spices taste was just right no excessive pumpkin flavor but rather a nice mix of pumpkin and spices. Finished a bit too quickly.
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Raleigh Times: Super cinnamon and clove spice aroma. Sweet pumpkin pie and maybe some pumpkin lotion in your mouth. Ok.
nearbeer (4716) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap. Clear copper with a small head. Nose of mild pie spices. Tastes of light pie spices, dry grass, squash and caramel apple. Near-medium body has a nice balance and a smooth medium carbonation.
GTAEgeek (1843) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy orange, with a small, bubbly, beige head. The aroma is caramel, pumpkin, strong cloves, juniper, and some herbal notes. The flavor is sweet up front, with a strong, acrid bitterness and metallic twang. Medium to heavy body, acidic, harsh, and flat. Overall, this is an abusive pumpkin ale. The pumpkin is present, especially in the initial nose, but the flavor is surprisingly unpleasant. Thanks for mentioning it, Lutz2jm. It does improve as it warms, into something considerably more mellow and approachable.
Lutz2jm (245) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite pumpkin beers! Out of a bottle pours a cloudy light brown with a small white head. Not much lace. Flavor is cinnamon and nutmeg and no clove. Gets better as the beer hits room temp. Great beer for the fall!
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Nice aroma of spice with some earthy notes as well. Very tasty, spices are well integrated. Very nice.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall good pumpkin beer, on tap at a small cafe in raleigh, nice sipping beer