JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at BJs Laguna Hills CA
Pours dark amber with a white head. Nice pumpkin spice aroma and flavor.
sebletitje (5974) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at BJs Tampa. 4.7abv
Pours amber - orange with white head.
Aroma of pumpkin, spices and hops.
Taste of pumpkin and light caramel malts with spices - cinnamon. Floral hops give the beer a faint orange mouthfeel.
A very decent seasonal pumpkin beer.
DTM (747) - Winters, California, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at BJs in Vacaville, CA. Poured a dark bronze color and smelled of cloves and brown sugar. Tasted like pumpkin pie. Winter spices made this sweet beer a winner in my book.
BMan1113VR (7682) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Westwood Location. Sent in a picture to be uploaded. Pours with a small, off-white head that fades and a clear very deep copper body. Decent lacing. Aroma of allspice, cinnamon, and wheat. Overall pretty weak aroma. Taste is cinnamon, allspice, brown sugar and sort of a lager crispness/yeast profile. Light astringency from the spice. Mouthfeel is water like and thin-ish.
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster - BJs Brewhouse - Seattle, WA Ė Orange in color for sure with a pumpkin aroma and flavor. This was a decent attempt at a festive beer. The spices in this beer where pretty above average for a pumpkin beer.
alexanderj (3193) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Chino Hills location. At first the beer was quite strange. A good amount of initial flavor that faded into a weird nothingness. However, it did seem to get better. The spice/clove/cinnamon that you would expect with an ok malt backbone. As for the style, this was probably at least average.
Theis (12123) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the brewpub in Denver. Clear dark amber - white head. Spicy, cinnamon, cloves, sweetness, high sweetness, cookies, christmas spices, pumpkin, too sweet - strange.
djd07 (2533) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BJ’s Willowbrook. Has a cloudy copper color with a small white frothy white head. The aroma is a strong cinnamon spice and pumpkin. Decent lacing on the glass. The tase is a spicy pumpkin and cinnamon with a bitter finish. A good spice brew from BJ’s.
Tmoney99 (9575) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Cincy location. Poured a clear daek orange color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate nutmeg pumpkin aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium spicy pumpkin bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good seasonal beer.
travita (3475) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Lewisville. Look is an amber red color with a light white head. Smell is spiced, pumpin, some sweetness. Touch articial. Taste is pumpkin, spices, malts, sweet. Light body.