Brewbie (448) - New York, USA - MAR 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, hazy gold colr, no head. nice spice, nutmeg, pumpkin in the aroma. the taste doesn’t follow up on the aroma. weak and watery, very little pumpkin, bit of spice in the finish
Beerenberger (1226) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2012 Aroma is cinnamon, spice and pumpkin. Pours an orange amber with a mostly diminishing white head. Taste is spicy yet mild with nice bready notes. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation. Overall, this was enjoyable. Wouldn’t want to drink this all the time but would drink occasionally.
Patrickctenchi (2902) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2012
0.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Well,....smells great at first whiff... no head whatsoever.....then it gets worse. cloudy urine-coloured, not really even orangish, any pumpkinivity this aspires to is lost in a tart, sour, acidic, hypercarbonated mess. poured it out after 3/4.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: clear orange under a bubbly head – fades into a thin bubbly collar. Swirls bubbly with no real foam or lace, just bubbles.
Nose: spice is first and dominates the top of the palate. Pumpkin is underneath, a solid platform for everything else to stand on. All spice, nutmeg, candied ginger. Moist, meaty pumpkin pie mix.
Palate: medium-light body. Slight creamy pumpkin mouthfeel. Borders on watery which offsets the spices – ginger and nutmeg – which is slightly detrimental to the overall profile of flavors. Pumpkin in the back with a dry finish – pumpkin skin and burnt pie crust.
Final Thoughts: historically speaking, was Buffalo Bill’s the first…not sure. It proclaims to hail from an old Georg Washington recipe, and I don’t not believe it. Let’s just say that along with the mother of invention is innovation and improvement. Alright but not a pumpkin seasonal I’d readily seek out.
sulawang (527) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours cloudy malted orange with small head, small floating retention, torrents of fast-moving CO2 streams, glass-clinging/sliding lacing, micro CO2. Pumpkin and cinnamon/nutmeg + malt on the nose. Burst of nutmeg/cinnamon up front, sharp and heavily carbonated, light-medium mouthfeel, some malts and pumpkin, carbonated finish. Not quite balanced - overly carbonated, good flavour, but not much carry in the watery finish. Medium complexity, medium depth, short-medium length, not-good-enough carry, medium-bodied. Spices and flavour are good, but burpy carbonation and watery finish no good.
ICEatALAMO (849) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2012
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
The smell is pretty bad, so it starts off weak. The taste is ok, but nothing really happening in it for me. The pumpkin is very heavy and at the front if you like that style. Much, much better fall beers I would have before this one again.
denzo45 (40) - Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s spicy, pumpkiny, and watery all at once. It’s a decent beer but there are many better fall beer alternatives than this one.
Poobah (243) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JAN 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Apricot color with a thin head and cloudy appearance. Spicy nose. Smooth entry with a mildly-carbonated, somewhat watery mouthfeel followed by hints of pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon.
kdheckle (43) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smurf2055 (1255) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Wing Central in U district into a pint glass.
Aroma was of mild pumpkin, yeast, cinnamon and sugar.
Appearance was very bubbly. Very dark orange, fizzy, and head leaves quick. Almost glassy. Lots of bubbles stick to the side of the glass. It’s more like a pumpkin soda than an ale.
Taste was bland pumpkins. Sweet and not a really big profile. Too much carbonation with the sting to go with it.
Palate was soda-like. Sticky and strong carbonation is all I can say.
Overall, if you are looking for a good pumpkin beer, keep clear. I’ve spoiled myself having had Pumpking and Great Pumpkin as some of my first pumpkin beers. I really appreciate the style of beer. Having said that, this is not a quality pumpkin beer. I can appreciate it, but it’s for sure not a beer drinkers beer.
Alcoholic pumpkin soda