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.
lobosaintori (77) - - 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 (1763) - 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 (4386) - 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 (1587) - 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 (209) - 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
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. golden orange with half-finger of head. medium malt with mild pumpkin and spice (cinnamon and nutmeg are a proprietary blend, apparently). aboverage.
radagast83 (6103) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to one of my friends. Poured a orange, copper color with a small white head. Aroma was notes of nutmeg, cinnamon. Nice caramel and pumpkin notes in this. Flavor had plenty of pumpkin pie filling, nice spice balance in this one. Really enjoyed it.
shigadeyo (3388) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11/21/2010: Big Boss Harvest Time Pumpkin Ale... Aroma: Big nose of ginger. Appearance: Light amber color; cramy off-white crown; fine sediment suspended in the beer. Flavor: Ginger, clove, allspice; nicely spiced without being overwhelming. Palate: Body is medium; soft, smooth feel. Overall: Not too bad.
12 fl. oz. bottle shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #88 for this beer.