SSSteve (3958) - - OCT 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. clear amber with a small head. fruity nose with red apple, peach, nutmeg. spices of a pumpkin beer over a pale ale. lots of floral hop notes in the finish. bready character also. medium body. it seems like a pretty good beer underneath without the spices. it’s not a coverup.
Ernest (6729) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (resin), with light notes of allspice/cinnamon and gasoline.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Sour, kinda fusel, and a dirty aftertaste. A drain pour and no foolin’.
Cybercat (4033) - Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty, woody aroma has a hint of nutmeg, no surprise. Pours a clear, dark coppery with a thick and fluffy wheaten head. Flavor has a woody core and malty, earthy and cinnamon hints. Not strong, but OK, rather fall-like. Mouth feel has decent body and fizz. If not the best fall beer, worthy of at least a try.
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2012 Pours a copper color with a medium white head that leaves ok lacing. Smells of caremel, nutmeg, cinnamon, and a few other spices. Tastes of all the things I mentioned in the nose and slightly hoppy on the back end. Mouthfeel is medium with light corbonation. This is a pretty average harvest ale. Pretty good use of spices without actually using pumpkin.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: September 09, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, Kennesaw
Appearance: clear deep dark amber, creamy beige head, laters of lace
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, cinnamon, light caramel sweetness
Flavor: sweet cinnamon and nutmeg flavor, backing caramel sweetness, bitterness follows the spices
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On the nose, notes of nutmeg and ginger spice appear on top of a sweet caramel candy backdrop. Flavor is again gingery nutmeg spices but the caramel backbone isn’t so sweet. The considerable hop bitterness in combo with the astringency from the spice makes this beer almost undrinkable for me, without food. Along with some food it brought out some sweetness and a nice overall pumpkin pie flavor.
bhensonb (12460) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours clear copper with a slight foamy off-white head. Aroma is something from my childhood. Can’t come up with a name for it. Med body. Flavor is a sharp spice which drains away to reveal something like pie spice. Finishes fairly dry, and there is that strong spice. Actually I think I prefer this new approach to the standard pie spice. It’s a pretty tasty brew.
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours orange with khaki head. Aroma is caramel malt, pie spices, and some hoppy notes. Flavor is sweet and malty, some toasty notes, cinnamon dominated spices, light hop.
mar (5019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber pour with a cream head. nose is rich caramel, dough, sweet, light pumpkin spice. easy palate, heavy caramel, light spice, smooth finish.
ChainGangGuy (4531) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a amber-hued body with top-notch clarity topped with an inch of lightly bubbly, slightly beige suds.
Smell: A little hint of caramel, but with no implied sweetness. Tossed spices, a little bit of hops. Even at this early stage, you’re left wondering if this is really what they were going for.
Taste: Middling, unappealing malts with a faint, low level of sweetness. Piney quality adhered to the heady spices and bitterness. Spicy finish with no more than a vague touch of malts ever showing.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Very one note, and a bad note at that. I struggled to even get halfway through the twelve ounces. Is this what they were going for?!