Tmoney99 (9957) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear orange copper color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid citrus, pumpkin and small wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium complex sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Complex soft beer.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Chevy Chase in DC. Dark mahogany pour with a lasting beige head and great lacing. Lots of spice on the aroma, lemongrass especially, and pumpkins. The flavor is decent, with a pumpkin and toasty malt base with lemongrass and spices, a bit overdone. Fairly smooth on the palate with average carbonation. This is ok, but they tried to do a little too much.
marcus (5856) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a thick tan head and a pumpkin aroma. There is a very unusual complex flavor that includes pumpkin, sweet potato, lemon and unidentifiable spice tastes. It’s Thanksgiving dinner in a glass. An odd yet drinkable brew.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle, tasted last night. I figured that this one would be a winner, all three breweries are really top notch. Aromas were good, decent nutmeg and cinnamon, not overpowering, which is what I like about good pumpkin offerings. Palate is really jumbled however, front end is overly spiced and bitter and there is some sort of tartness like licking a lemon peel, just awkward. Super dry finish. Nothing I would really want again.
TheBishopco (15) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I do not like pumpkin ales, so take this review with a grain of salt.
Received in trade from P1Meatloaf. This beer seemed like the perfect beer to have with my Thanksgiving dinner. Smells and tastes strongly of lemon verbena, almost overpowering. The other flavors mix and fade in the background and the traditional pumpkin spice and flavors are hardly there. I expected more from these three breweries working together. Overall, not horrible, but certainly not good either.
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
#200. 12oz bottle. Pours dark ruby red/brown with a small off-white head and some decent lacing. Big birch aroma and taste, reminding me of a quality root beer. Also has moderate lemon citrus notes with the pumpkin and yam character coming in towards the end. Not really sure what fenugreek tastes like on its own but it’s probably in there too, especially since there’s a nice toasty finish. Very drinkable and unique. Certainly something to try at least once.
boFNjackson (4001) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2011 Bottle... Poured dark, mahogany-red with an off-white head. Toasted sugar nose with burnt nutmeg spices and pumpkin. Some yams in the body, but sort of astringent with the spicing. A little floral, worty with the malts, citrus and earthy.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear brown with a thin to medium sized beige head. Spicy on the nose, lemon and citrus, bright pith, caramel. Malty, bitter, a rather weird bitterness. Toast and a bit of chocolate, herbal bitterness and a touch of quinine.
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed from a growler on Thanksgiving day. Copper brown pour with huge off white head. Nose is comboof sweet and roast malt. Taste is same, sweet and roasty. Rather straight forward ale.
onceblind (3539) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark dark burnt orange, not quite opaque as you can kinda see some copper/ruby clearness around the bottom edge. Nice creamy rocky head with an aroma of birch wood, some herbal autumnal spice aroma, with just a hint of pumpkins and caramel and rye. Great clean carbonated mouthfeel, with a nice flavor presence on a medium body. Impressively big for a 5%. Flavor started herbal and woody, with some sort of sage-like spice (not in a gross way, but in an autumnal way) and some lemon and birch bark. Very faint tones of sweet potatoes, and all on a light malty background thats toasty and bready and sweet with a touch of either honey or caramel, not sure . What a delightful and unique twist on a fall pumpkin beer. Well done!