luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the Boulder brewery.<P>
Beer is medium-amber colored with a thick, large, creamy, beige, mostly diminishing head.<P>
Not really enough pumpkin character to satisfy mu pumpkin-beer craving. The aroma was malty with moderate notes of toasted grain, caramel; Hoppy with moderate note of resin/pine, light note of lemon zest; Yeasty with a light note of dough; Miscellaneous notes included a light-to-moderate cinnamon and a light note of pumpkin pie filling.<P>
The flavor was moderately sweet, lightly bitter, moderately acidic/sour with a long, lightly acidic, lightly bittersweet finish. Slightly dull and vegetal in the finish.<P>
The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2006
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This was easy to drink, but could have been so much more. There was very little spice, mostly pumpkin, and some irritating smokiness. The malt character was there, but this was not something I could drink more than a pint of.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap BJs Mesa Arizona
Dark redish copper with a light thin head.
Light, sweet spice and pumpkin aroma.
Thin body with a light pumpkin spice flavor and finish.
Not the best.
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma= Nice notes of Nutmeg and Ginger/ aka pumpkin spice
Appearance= Deep amber/ mahagony, slightly off white head
Flavor= Really nice for a Veg/Spice beer. the profile of a nice bitter or pale ale is the base and the spice is balanced just right not to cloy the sences. Spiciness from ginger mixes well with low hop bitterness
Palate= Medium light body
Overall= This is a really nice balanced no cloying Spice beer with a great nose. I was pleasantly suprised.
enstill (10) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mmmm. From first look you can see the orange tint of the beer.
Smelling it you can obviously smell the spices first, then the pumpkin.
It hits your tounge and the spices have a little bite to it. Really good taste immediatly following.
Great unique beer. Definatly must try this if you have not.
Upon swallowing a creamy aftertaste like pumpkin pie. Very good, sweet.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2005 I am not really a fan of the bottled pumpkin ales Iíve had, but this one straight from the tap was good. Nice pie/spice flavors with a creamy finish. Iíd like to get a growler this year to really finish off Thanksgiving just right.
11/05 just reaquainted myself with this Fall season treat. Closing my eyes and breathing in the aroma was just like getting a whiff of fresh baked pie with vanilla ice cream. Really great stuff.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap at the restaurant. Pours deep amber with a real nice creamy head on top. Aroma has lots of cinnamon and spice but I really donít taste much pumkin. These beers usually do a pretty good job of resembling a pumkin pie, this one is all spice. Not bad.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF '03 Listed as Pumpkin ale,but site refers it to Holidaze Harvest.More of s pcied beer than pumpkin,tasty but not the most balanced.
BBB63 (6084) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap Woodland Hills, Ca: Dark copper hue with no head. Huge spicy aroma like many holiday beers, my Aunt's pumpkin pie. Tones of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, mild hops, and roasted malt. Gutwein like spices marry well with medium malt levels. Very light bitterness on finish. No pumpkin taste on palate. Thin-bodied but still slighty chewy, weird. Unique, this style of beer. The spices are a bit too much.
Earlier Rating: 9/18/2003 Total Score: 3
Dark copper hue with no head. Huge spicy aroma like many holiday beers, my Aunt's pumpkin pie. Tones of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, mild hops, and roasted malt. Gutwein like spices marry well with medium malt levels. Very light bitterness on finish. No pumpkin taste on palate. Thin-bodied but still slighty chewy, weird. Unique, this style of beer. The spices are a bit too much.
Aubrey (3442) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sugary-sweet nose. Sweet and chewy malt backbone; easy to drink and flavorful. Cinnamon aroma comes out up front; allspice is big in the middle; and then a sugary cinnamon in the finish. Nice amount of spices -- not too much, not too little. Balances with the malts well. Hops blend nicely with the spices also, adding a little bitterness to the mix.