NachlamSie (2784) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewpub. This is yet another pumpkin ale that is extra heavy on the cinnamon and nutmeg flavor and not so heavy on actual pumpkin or beer flavor. I think other people really enjoy this kind of thing as it reminds them of a sweet, spiced pumpkin dessert, though July is an unconventional time to serve such things. The spices completely take over this beer, though it never really gets too sticky or too sweet like others in the style. It’s just not for me.
edgallow (2198) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a tan head. Aroma of spices and malt. Taste was heavy spice, pumpkin and malt.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
merc7186 (2149) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Orangish/Mild Amber Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Yams, Pumpkin, Mild Allspice
T: Pumpkins, Mild Sweet Potatoes, Mild Allspice
M: Mediocre Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet
Overall, though the carbonation is low (although 6+ months old), the taste is very smooth and balanced, not like some pumpkin ales that are spice bombs to cover up a lack of pumpkin, this one is very nice and easy drinking.
shadey (1904) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours a bronze amber with a thin layer of white. Aroma is a very nice pumpkin with just a touch of spice. Delicious pumpkin flavor without the overwhelming spice. I think I needed to try this on a few occasions to really appreciate this.
jmikolich (1468) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Craft Brewed, Nashville TN with PVW chips added this gives the beer a completely different profile, adding the PVW chips adds some coconut some heat and takes the edge off the spice.. really a nice beer, though i’m rating it lower to not artificially bias the beer as I cannot confirm if the base beer uses PVW chips.
tnkw01 (1157) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Orange in color. Has a quickly disappearing, soda-like head. Has some floaties. Aroma is spicy, but light. Flavor has a "pie-crust", nutty finish that most pumpkin ales don’t have making this one better than most.
MmmcKay (1051) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. A lighter bodied pumpkin ale that does a good job of showcasing the pumpkin flavor as opposed to other spices. It won’t win any awards for being rich, big, or complex. But it is drinkable. Notes of pumpkin, graham cracker, cinnamon, and spice. Very decent.
jbrana (460) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light, spicy, and crisp. Not a huge pumpkin flavor presence, but a ton of pumpkin pie spice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ar: A hint of toasted malt and some nutmeg.
Ap: Clear amber-orange - small off-white head with poor retention and just a wisp of foam.
T: Deep caramel and brown sugar up front, reminiscent of baked yams - cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg - medium-sweet - some vanilla - caramel and brown sugar on the finish with a very light bitterness.
P: Medium-full body with medium-low carbonation - finish is medium.
O: Very rich and satisfying pumpkin ale - really captures a lot of the "secondary" flavors of pumpkin pie (brown sugar, caramel, vanilla), along with the normal spicing, and a very satisfying mouthfeel.
jamesearljones3 (1) - Alabama, USA - NOV 5, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
An incredible autumn beer, full of flavor without any bitterness left behind. The perfect beer for the best of seasons.