lamas (1457) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Best before: 01/29/06, I think. Pours a deep orange with a medium-sized, fizzy, sandy-colored head. Sweet malts dominate the aroma with some pumpkin and cinnamon. Light body. Sweet malts and some pumpkin along with enough spiciness in the finish to taste close to how a pumpkin beer should. Nice balance. Decent. Just way too thin, watery and overly carbonated.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found this to be very drinkable, nice amber look, decent light aroma and flavor of pumpkin and spice. I thought it was a bit too light though, just not enough of the good stuff for this type. I prefer Michigan Brew Company’s pumpkin.
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2005 From bottle to glass:
Poured medium amber, with little white head that disappeared quickly. Aroma of pumpkin and spice. Taste was very much pumpkin all the way through, finishing with spicies, nutmeg. This went down very smooth, and I enjoyed two! This is a very nice pumpkin ale and I will enjoy many more throughout the fall.
Re-Rated Due to tasting a better pumpkin beer.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours dark amber with a nice fat tan head, the smell is of pumpkins and spice, taste was pumkin flavored with nutmeg and cinnamon, i enjoyed it.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Odd color, more auburn-mahogany. Some pumpkin and cinnamon in the nose, but some strange bitterness and caramel that seem odd. Odd malts, toffee’s there along with pumpkin and allspice/nutmeg. Finishes a bit sour. Not grand.
Nejhleader (1349) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2009 Goes down smooth and has a very nice spicy pumpkin taste to it. Look forward to next autumn to get this again
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a bright copper/orange/amber with a big creamy, lacy, off-white head. Smells spicy, lightly bitter with aromas of pumpkin and cinnamon.
Tastes spicy and sweet. Lots of pumpkin flavors in the body with a bitter finish. Medium bodied with a spicy pumpkin aftertaste. A bit creamy.
This isn’t bad for the style but the style is not for me. Not one I’d care to sample again.
can8ianben (1403) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had one on Halloween this past fall and felt as if there was some fake pumpkin flavouring in my beer. I’m not sure what could be done to improve, but it didn’t taste real. It has good colour and some nice spice, but overall a poor attempt.
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2005
2.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Pours a cloudy red orange color with a small white thin head. Very good aftertaste and palate,, very spicy aroma and clear punpkin scent. I would recommend Post Road Pumpkin Ale before this omne but this is not a low end shabby beer.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice coloring, orange to amber. Pumpkin flavor didn’t come through all that strong. Sweet and smooth finish.