Dogbrick (10889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brew pours a clear orange color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet malt and spices. Medium body with an array of spices that don’t quite equal pumpkin. Lots of clove, cinnamon and honey along with a bready malt base. The finish is sweetly spiced with a short malt aftertaste. Fairly average all around.
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared by Markwise, thanks. Spice-inclined. Med-body. Well balanced. One of the better lower ABV pumpkin ales I’ve had.
markwise (5085) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bonus bottle from cavery. Cheers, Chris! Pours a hazy orange amber with an off-white head. Nose is pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, and earthy sweetness. Flavor is similar with spices and pumpkins sharing the spotlight equally. Very nice, balanced pumpkin beer. A very democratic sharing of the flavor spotlight.
Ughsmash (7505) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Poured clear medium orange with a fairly well-retained white head. The aroma picked up pumpkin meat and bready notes with a whole lot of spices around (cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves).. a little thick on the spicage, but all good stuff. The flavor found bready malts, honey, and pumpkin meat at the core, with the same spices laced through.. more grainy spices on the long finish.. everything was well-balanced. Medium-bodied, spicy, and grainy as mentioned on the palate.. really well done
Markro1 (5) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2011 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a cloudy dark amber. Head was offwhite and didnt last long. Aroma was currents and clone. I got no pumpkin taste from this beer. Sweet start flavors finishing with an overpowering current, raisin, clove taste with a mild bitter end. It was like eating a clove covered over-boiled ham. All I could taste was clove and no real taste of the star of the show pumpkin. I would not get this again. It was almost like it should have been a dessert sipping beer because of the strong raisin/clove flavors. But I found no pumpkin flavor at all coming through.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Bruery Provisions.
Orangish amber pour with a slight off-white head. Aromas of spice - nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and brown sugar sweetness. A bit of fake pumpkin aroma as well. Flavor has lots of spice as well, especially nutmeg. Luckily the flavor isn’t as artificial as the aroma.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A typical pumpkin pie spice brew. Pours a dark orange. Aroma is nice. Flavors start well but start to cloy on the palate after a few sips.
ADfan (787) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color in the glass with a medium head. It has a good aroma of pumpkin and spice. The taste definitely has pumpkin flavor coming through with a little allspice and slight bitterness. Good fall beer.
thome50 (1278) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via El Cerito. Pours a darker brown with a light white head. Aroma is of pumpkin pie spice and little else. Taste was more of the same but not overpowering. Overall it is a typical attempt at the style and really doesn’t stand out either way.
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Was hoping for a little more out of this one, but it is still pretty solid. Typical pumpkin spice aromas with a bit of the molasses sweetness coming through on the nose, and some pepper as well. Pours a brownish orange with a quickly dissipating foam head. Fairly malty beer with some nice caramel flavors. not quite a brown ale, but flirting with that classification. Has some good pumpkin flavor in the back with a nice spice presence. The molasses does not show up much in the flavor. Does have a slight boozy funk that I don’t care for, but its pretty well masked. Pretty thick bodied for the alcohol content. Overall there are better pumpkin beers out there, but this is better than most.