freekyp (1568) - 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 (1960) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 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.
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Picked up at PBC. Pours with an average sized head and a fizzy dispostion. Murky and dark amber in color. Light malt and hop aroma, very disappointing in this aspect as I was looking forward to some spice and only found a slight nose. Flavor is yeasty with a strong clove presence. Full bodied and a little sweet as it lays on your tongue. Creamy and sticky with a fizzy head. This is really tasty for about 4 swallows, and then it becomes just Ok. Not bad stuff, not great.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A slightly below average ber, but somethign decent to try. A friends dad loves this stuff. I haven’t aquired the pumkin ale taste quit yet, but its something that interestes me in the fall. It has a nice colour of redish amber and a decent head. The pumpkin comes out in the aroma, but not as much in the taste. Its a little sweet, with some spice noticed as well.
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2004
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
nez:Legere odeur de canelle.Belle couleur ambre.Gout:Un melange de malt et de citrouille.Petit arriere gout de citrouille et d’un petit gout chimique desagreable.
hopdog (9588) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a medium amber color with a large off white head. I could definitely pick out the pumpkin smell in this beer (more so than many of the local brew pub pumpkin ales I’ve had of late). Light pumpkin and spice taste. Smelled better than it tasted. Nothing special, but then again, nothing too bad.