bhensonb (12467) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Lloyd Center venue in Portland, OR. Pumpkin spice aroma. Dark reddish amber color with a beige head. Medium body with sharp carbonation. Flavor is caramel and spice; probably some pie spice and a touch of cinnamon. Pretty smooth. Mouth is left tingling, so could be some clove. A good ale for the type.
omhper (21286) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2007 Draught at BJís, Burbank, California. Clear nut brown, minimal head. Evident cinnamon and clove aroma. Medium sweet with clean mouthfeel. Fairly light bodied, heavily carbonated with some caramel. Low bitterness.
SudsMcDuff (6850) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
quite spicy upfront ... sunset golden orange in colour .. head is average... wonderfully smooth... the nicest pumpkin ale around .. has a delicious little sweetness to it... i really donít like pumpkin beers but this was good... had the day of the flat-tire incident and the day the Dynamo won the MLS cup for the 2nd time in a row!!...
..if you like spiced beers, give this a try!
dchmela (2834) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewhouse in Orlando. Pours amber orange color. Big pumpkin pie aroma, sweet. Taste is cinnamon and pumpkin pie, maybe a little too sweet. Finishes with some more sweetness and cinnamon. I bit too sweet for my taste.
Pailhead (5684) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: The aroma is a nice combination of ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Itís a transparent amber with small off-white head. The flavor starts with cinnamon and ginger with some faint caramel in the background. The finish has an increases spice presence with nutmeg and clove. Light bodied with mild carbonation. A solid pumpkin beer.
argo0 (12124) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Pinellas Park) Crystal clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, nutmeg, some allspice, clove. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some allspice, light nutmeg. Light body. With the aroma, I was expecting something special, but the flavor really let me down.
desurfer (1252) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber body with little head. Aroma of pumpkin and nutmeg with some sweetness. Flavor is chock full of pumpkin goodness, little hoppiness and a well-rounded sweetness. Definitely good if pumpkin ales appeal to you.
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice amber. Smell is robust and lovely. Big pumpkin spice flavor with cinnamon and nutmeg seeming evident. Taste is very thin, muted and watery, but the pumpkin flavor that shows is still nice. Very pumpkin pie like in the flavor that is there. Drinkable, nice attempt, that would be great with a big more boldness.
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2009 The aroma was more spicy than pumpkin like. That is not to say there was none because there was definitely some. There was also caramel malt but not much in the way of hops. The appearance was amber with an smaller head. The flavor had more pumpkin that the aroma lead on but it was very similar to it. The palate was OK. I love pumpkin beers so this seemed quite good to me.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at BJís in Woodland Hills, great beer with an excellent aroma and an excellent pumpkin spice flavor, tastes like pumpkin pie!