jsquire (4115) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber color out of the bottle with a fizzy ivory head. Nose of cinnamon spice and cider vinegar. Some sour taste to it with a pumpkin pie spice flavor underneath. Mostly over-ripe berry and some tartness. Not my favorite pumpkin beer.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Dirty amber, hazy, moderate frothy sandy head, spotty lacing.   Gingersnap cookie aroma, slight nutmeg and cinnamon.   Strong cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread, and clove on the tongue.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes very spicy, with the usual pumpkin flavors along with the addition of the gingersnap cookies.   Would be much better, given all the spices and sweetness had the body been a bit fuller.   Thanks Jeff!
Brigadier (3520) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle
This low alcohol seasonal was novel for being a point or two below many other examples I have tried in the last two years. Much like other Buckeye beers it is a fair release. Don’t expect anything exceptional and you might not be let down.
Aroma / Appearance - The dense base takes on a rusty hue after it settles down. A murky cloudy liquid makes it seem heavier than the actual ABV. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and spices put this on the pumpkin pie end of the spectrum. Warm like a couple of pies directly out of the oven it freshens the air.
Flavor / Palate - Pumpkin bread with an emphasis on the chocolate chips stand out in the first couple of sips. Spices and sweet carbonation sparkle. At times it does feel a little warm for merely 4.5%. This does not stand out all that much but it was not a total drain pour.
JStax (5034) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle. Pours a translucent amber color with a beige head of foam that dissipates quickly. Aroma is overly sweet pumpkin. A little vegetal. Some bready notes come through in the end of the finish. Something’s off here. Not for me.
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber courtesy of jstax. Cheers, Jeremy! Pours a hazy copper with an off-white head. Nose is earthy pumpkin with mild ginger, some cinnamon, and mild malty tartness. Flavor follows: pumpkin with hints of cocoa, some ginger, and cinnamon. Interesting take on the pumpkin beer.
Dogbrick (11314) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brew pours a clear orange color with a medium thick and fluffy white head that evaporates slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Sweet aroma of cinnamon, pumpkin spices and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of nutmeg, pumpkin, ginger and biscuit malt. Hint of hops in the background. The finish is sweetly spiced with a short pumpkin aftertaste. Decent overall.
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Vegetable--pumpkin, of course--apparent with hints of caramel and nuts.
Appearance: Sparkling orange with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing.
Taste: Light sweetness balanced by a light sourness throughout with hints of bitterness in the finish. Extremely well balanced, though.
Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, dry finish.
Overall: The aim of this beer seems to be a pumpkin flavor instead of a pumpkin pie flavor, and it works well. The pumpkin is readily apparent, but not overwhelming, and the flavors are well balanced. A very enjoyable beer.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle, shared with Robby and Greg. This year’s ABV is labeled as 7%. Clear red / orange color. Some bubbles on the side of the glass. Some bubbly khaki head. Softer, lighter carbonation. Drier texture. Decent pumpkin and spice flavor. Cinnamon, nutmeg, some earthy hops. Decent pumpkin, although a little down on the flavor.
b3shine (8045) - Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bomber to snifter. This isn’t 4.5%, it’s 7%. Looks decent; a transparent copperish-amber with thin white lacing. Smells of pumpkin and spice. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Easy drinking for a 7% beer. A solid example of the style, and easier to drink than most pumpkin beers.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a pint glass. I had never heard of this beer or even this brewery until I saw this bottle at a local place a few days ago. The best part about being new in town is discovering all this new stuff.
3.0 A: Clear light orange color. One finger of frothy off-white head that doesn’t retain that well and leaves no lacing.
3.5 S: The first whiff was full of spice, but after that it seemed to lose most of its steam. Still, all the requisite players are there: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and clove. Maybe even a touch of stringy, fleshy pumpkin. There may also be some light caramel beneath the spices.
3.5 T: The malt is a bit weaker than I’d prefer, but overall it isn’t bad. The spiciness in the taste is a lot less potent than in the nose. Light caramel maltiness. This comes off as a very lightly spiced pale ale. Like I said, it’s not bad.
3.5 M: Light body. Good moderate carbonation. Super smooth. Not bad here, but I would like a thicker body and more creaminess.
3.0 D: Average, easy drinking pale ale with pumpkin and spice aspects.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-11-2011 04:44:25