roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear dark orange amber with medium foamy offwhite head. Aroma is cloves nutmeg and bit of stale malt. Flavor is pretty light on the palate, sweet malt base, tad bit of dry metallic notes, then a very slight spiced pumpkin finish. Overall I’d say this is a slightly below average pumpkin ale.
BrownALEx (289) - Portland, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice aroma, cinnamon and nutmeg are present. Pours a clear bronze with a white two finger head. Taste is kind of bland and unbalanced. Palate is thin. Overall, if you are looking for that crisp fall or pumpkin beer, you’ll want to at least give it a shot.
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark orange with a thick off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin spices (cinnamon, nutmeg) and sweet malt. Flavor is less spicy than the nose with more of the sweet bready malt coming through. A little bland, boring, and sweet. Drinkable, but not the best representation of the style.
Travlr (13664) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Clear light amber color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of subtle cinnamon. Taste is dilute nutmeg. Thin.
raradel (342) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lost my notes at the tasting, just have the numbers. Do remember that I was hoping for a lot more. It’s not bad for a lighter pumpkin, I just have high expectations in the style.
paintedmaple (457) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Blackthorn Pub, Holly,Mi...Decently balanced and drinkable pumpkin beer. Spices are not overwhelming and the pumpkin comes though nicely in this very drinkable fall offering.
maxwelldeux (3864) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Not really a fan of this one. WAY too spicy in the nose, with the spices almost punching you in the face. The taste is far far muted comparatively, but not the type of flavor palate I like. You really get the cloves and spices in this, and far too much for me.
Terp1977 (53) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Very drinkable but not overly flavorful. Light body, good head, but more like a light beer then a solid pumpkin.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
OldGrowth (2790) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint at Tribeca Tavern. Ok aroma, sweet, spice.. weak. Nutmeg, little pumpkin. Brownish orange color, good head that faded quick. Spotty lace. Sweet spiced flavor. Lighter body, smooth slick mouthfeel, sweet finish. Meh, weak on aroma and flavor. Tap handle says "mother pumpkin" nothing particularly worthwhile to say, Meh.
Pailhead (5191) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and a touch of caramel. It pours a transparent copper with a two finger off-white head that has good retention and leaves some nice webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light caramel and pumpkin. The finish has light nutmeg, light ginger, and cinnamon. It’s medium bodied with somewhat lively carbonation. Overall, it’s decent but it’s a tad on the light side flavor-wise for my pumpkin beer preferences.