steview (1030) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
actually a bit good. poured into a plastic cup at some restaurant i was at... sorta a light pumpkiny sweetness. just a tad artificial, but it’s not really noticeable. reminded me of flying dog’s dogtoberfest, but without the heavy veggies.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nothing remarkable about this one. Pumpkin flavor is very subtle, and mainly noticable in the finish. Otherwise kind of tame.
glcole (3) - USA - JAN 16, 2005 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber orange color, plenty of pumpkin aroma, but little on the palate. Still, hint of pumpkin and spice with nutmeg and cinnamon flavors. A good beer for a cool autumn evening.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber orange color, huge distinct aroma of punpkin, as much as any seasonal out there, its all perfume though as taste doesn’t match aroma, sweet but little pumpkin or spice and a strange unidentifiable aftertaste. Still not that bad
freekyp (1537) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 Where’s the pumpkin? Sure its a bit earthy, and pumpkins grow on the ground, but this beer is not quite making the pumpkin connection. Dark amber with a slight tan head, this beer had a spicy cinnamon/nutmeg profile, but very little actual pumpkin flavor. Still, a very decent autumn-styled session beer. Nice spicy mild finish.
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I got very little pumkin out of this one, maybe pairing it with lakefront was a little unfair, but hey this is what you set yourself up for by adding fancy names to your beer
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent Autumnal brew, though not as strong as I’d like. The nose is redolent of "punkin pie", and the flavor profile is likewise dominated by this pleasant blend of cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg. Worth trying, and
I have never had a problem putting down 3 or 4 on a cold night.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. poured a orange amber with an exceptional head. the pumpkin flavor was so slight it was disappointing. not worth the effort.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange coming out of the bottle, creamy white head that drops down to lay on the top for the duration of the beer. Smells like pumpkin pie, combining the pumpkin and the spices nicely. Taste of the pumpkin is solid at the beginning and the end, with spices taking over in the middle. Just a tad bit of bitterness on the aftertaste. Not a very full body, but does a decent job of producing pumpkin pie in a bottle. I still say Bethlehem Brew Works is the best one out there.
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My buddy bought a case of this for halloween and i drank a few bottles. I thought it was a very good idea and the beer pulled it off well. The taste of the pumpkin was strong but not overwhelming. A good beer for a cold halloween night.