dfearnley (726) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355mL bottle to taster
Nutmeg, chocolate, pumpkin, yam, roots, ginger, and toasted malts. Clear amberish red with a thin creamy tan head. Very gingery pumpkin with some bitterness. Mouthfeel is silky and smooth.
Ferris (1865) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Toasted malts, chocolate and spices. Complex but sweet and pleasant nose much like gingerbread. Dark brown and clear with a off white head. Pumpkin, molasses and gingerbread. Mellow bitterness, a great dark pumpkin beer.
SDalkoholic (2057) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Stone Brewing in South Park: Poured a dark amber hue with a tiny formation of foam head. The aroma was phenomenal with a pure scent of herbs perhaps sage, and has an abundant aroma of roast coffee bean or strong fragrant black tea. As for the drink, a smooth and well balanced blend of unknown flavors probably due to the foreign ingredients such as fenugreek, lemon verbena, and birch bark really make this an easily quaffable beer yet a flavorful and memorable beer recipe. Although, it does come across as a little watery in the finish, it still leaves behind a roasted aftertaste and in itself is a truly unique concept.
SHIG (3402) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: poured a dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is weird mix of veggie and spices. Taste is caramel malts, veggie, and sweet finish.
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maekchu (1674) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Asahiya. Flowery aroma, with miso notes. Dark brown, clear, very little head. The pumpkin is there, the spices even more; mid goes tangy and bitter, with some prune and spices (fenugreek!, birch bark); finish is sweet and satisfying. Thin-medium bosy. I’m not a big fan of pumpkin brews, but this one is fine.
Iphonephan (2575) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle shared at lost dog. Pours a cloudy dark cola color with a tan head. Aroma of fenugreek. Notes of cloves. Bitter spice finish.
DrnkMcDermott (2737) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
$2 single at Lemon Tree. I find after reading an article about the increase in pumpkin acreage in Illinois. Odd, what? Big head in the pour. A brown beer underneath, dark but looks clean otherwise. A lot of flecks in the foam. Smell is a little bit of pumpkin pie spice and fennel. Taste is mainly a lightly spiced brew, but at least the spices aren’t in your face. Malts don’t have much of a chance. I’m not bowled over, per se, but it’s saved by being really well made. This blend of spices might even make a good soda.
alexsdad06 (4338) - Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber brown color with a medium sized yellowish off white head. The aroma has pumpkin, but it is mostly hidden by the spices, citrus, grass, herbal and floral notes. Caramel malt adds some sweetness. The flavor has the caramel malt, lightly toasted notes, pumpkin with the usual spices with a strong herbal grassy presence. Medium bodied.
Huhzubendah (2227) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Darrell. Thanks man.
The beer is dark brown / orange with a sparse, beige head that leaves random traces of lacing on the tulip. The aroma brings abundant spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg. Smells like autumn. The aroma offers a lot of sweetness as well. Odd flavor, though not necessarily off or bad. Some Fall spices, light malt body, present sweetness. Thin body with adequate carbonation. Overall, a decent Autumn seasonal, but not something I need to have again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-17-2011
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Nose is lemons, pumpkin, sage, pecans and fennel. Taste is sweet at first with mild bitterness. No frills here. Nearly bland. Mouthfeel is soft yet crisp and the body is light with a long finish.
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