jredmond (7132) - New York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shamelessly shared at the RLGK tasting, March 2016. Pours a clear amber body with no head, minor lacing. Mouthfeel is thin bodied and spicy, with notes of spicy pumpkin, sweet malts and sugars.
Quick3Beers (749) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear dark amber from a bottle. Aroma is surprisingly banana-y, with typical pumpkin spice and vanilla notes. A little thin with an unpleasant bitterness on the finish. Meh.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2016
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured into a pint glass.
3.0 A: Clear light orange color. One and a half fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is below average and no lacing is left.
2.75 S: Light pumpkin spices with cinnamon and nutmeg most notable. A light hint of caramel accompany mildly bready malts. Pretty mundane overall.
2.25 T: For an unimpressive as the nose is, the taste is more so. It tastes like a half assed pumpkin ale cut with water. Weak spices, weak malts without any strong anchoring flavor, and no hop flavor presence.
2.0 M: Light body. Watery feel. Moderate carbonation. No creaminess to speak of.
2.0 D: Sad excuse of a pumpkin beer.
★ 654 characters
DavoleBomb, Nov 30, 2015
alexsdad06 (8155) - Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle at home. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have roasted pumpkin, sweet malts, caramel, pumpkin pie spices, some crust, a bit thin but nothing bad, nothing really stands out either.
Dacrza (774) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
DATE TASTED: November 20, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Hobgoblin pint... OCCASION: having said goodbye to the boys’ pack leader, I now turn my attention to Shan’s birthday tomorrow... APPEARANCE: odd, burlap-patterned label; extremely lively, with herds of bubbles cascading upwards; an equally handsome amber orange body with clarity; snow white head is two-fingered, thick and creamy--the retention is impressive... AROMA: thick pumpkin mixes with allspice, cinnamon, and sharper scents like cheddar jack.. an astringent, medicinal aroma pushes back and cloys, making the experience varied... PALATE: fluid, soft and warming for 5.5% ABV; drinks like a lager...little aftertaste, and the pace is swift in its sipping--sessionable for a spice/vegetable beer...TASTE: a nice malty pumpkin is the majority of the profile, with a lighter flavor than expected; the spices are mostly aligned, with some astringent fluctuation... OVERALL: as pumpkin beers go, not too shabby--not forgettable, but not unforgettable either...one of the better looking seasonals...
alobar (3356) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber color with a creamy white head. Aroma of mostly cinnamon and nutmeg. Sweet flavor with pumpkin and spice background. Decent, but not impressive.
samsmith33 (772) - - NOV 9, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ok, tried after pumpkin beer finals,so maybe a little underwhelmed only in comparison to some giants. Apple and cinnamon are strong, pumpkin is weak.
puboflyons (2873) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
rom the bottle dated 24 Aug 2015. Mainly orange-amber pour with a cream colored heard that lingers some. A feint pumpkin spice character on the nose. Clean crisp hop note. The body is about medium. The taste is mostly subdued with a tip of the hat to the nutmeg flavors and mild bitterness. There are better pumpkin ales out there.
monk191 (1600) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a great pumpkin. Pours an ugly orange with a white head. Smells slightly of fake pumpkin. Taste is cinnamon and a bit of pumpkin, by boring. Had on tap at the Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival in Wilminton, NC.
arn8897 (281) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear copper color with a white head. Slight pumpkin aroma. Flat flavor nothing special.