Deryk (5) - Elgin, Alabama, USA - DEC 15, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is one that I would have poured out if not for the fact that pouring out beer is alcohol abuse. Amatuer flavor in a bottle.
Caytinator (1000) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Burnt orange color, small head fades, no lacing, clear. Aroma is strong, sweet, and I get nutmeg more than any other spice. Taste has hints of pumpkin and spice, not overpowering. Well blended, more refined than others Iíve had. A little thin on the mouthfeel. Solid entry in this crowded and overrated category, I think Billís been doing this style longer than others.
jerseyjohn71 (259) - corsicana, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
i love to put some in the freezer for 20+ min and get-em slushy, i can not find them in TX, but they may be here,
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Courtesy of Simon, from Cave ŗ Bulles, Paris
Amber color, medium sized creamy head. Mild aroma of biscuits (the spices probably). Simple flavor, some simple caramel and easy spices. Simple final too, correct bitterness.
Another boring pumpkin beer.
Beerathon (1536) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is an average pumpkin ale in aroma and taste, but the aftertaste is horrible, which knocks it down a few notches. Donít need to have ever again.
Beerman6686 (5272) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This poured a darker yellow color with a white head. Aroma was green vegetal pumpkin and very light spices. Flavor was much the same, very watery and not very flavorful of anything.
dfearnley (1179) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pumpkin, nutmeg, cloves. Taste is a sour peppery pumpkin. Light body and silky texture.
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
No bottling information.
Appearance: The body is a very lightly hazed dark orange, a decent amount of carbonation is in the body with only a small off-white head.
Aroma: The aroma is pretty strong with banana esters, did they use Belgian yeast? Itís very odd sensation, light spices, but mostly an overwhelming aroma that smells like banana and an orange citrus.
Taste: As well with the aroma I taste a bit orange citrus and light banana on the finish, no spices or pumpkin. This really missed the mark.
Palate: Light to medium bodied with light carbonation.
Overall: I donít know what went wrong, but this doesnít taste like a pumpkin beer at all, maybe itís butterscotch I taste and smell, Iím not entirely sure, but something is way off. Pass on this one.
TURDFERGUSON (4017) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep hazy layered orange with light carbonation, no head. Nose is apple cidery (approaching vinegar) , pumpkin, spices, lemon. Flavor is more tart, and earthy, cider-like in the finish. Fairly balanced and thankfully different than most pumpkin beers. Cheers to being the first.
ben4321 (4626) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Location: 12 oz bottle, 11/4/12
Aroma: The aroma has pumpkin spice, nutmeg, and some caramel malts
Appearance: The pour is a dark orange-caramel color with a small, wispy white head
Flavor: The taste has less pumpkin spice/nutmeg then the nose, and more of a vegetal type flavor
Palate: The body is light-medium, the carbonation is lively, and it finishes a touch off and a little dry
Iím pretty surprised Iíve never rated this one before, as I know I have definitely had it in years past. Anyway, as for the beer, it isnít a bad one, but the flavor doesnít live up to the promise of the nose. This is not really close to a top-of-style Pumpkin beer.