BendBeerRater (5) - USA - FEB 7, 2004 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good pumpkin taste, but the beer is too thin for a fall/winter seasonal. I would prefer the pumpkin taste in a heaver beer.
hershiser2 (1289) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange-amber in color, small head. Looks nice. Smells like fresh pumpkin pie- and I happen to love pumpkin pie. Lots of spices in there. A nice, but a bit plain flavor. The taste is much weaker than the scent.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Oh dear god...save me from this horrible rhapsody of Pumpkinness... orangey pour out of the bottle.. wait.. lemme act surprised. little to no head..disappeared fairly quickly.. the aroma is of pumpkin and i swear..ginger?? Flavor-wise.. i like myself a piece of pumpkin pie..but in liquid form, this is just horrid. Dry and sweet aftertaste... i just can dig the sweet taste mixing with the dryness...sort of making me cringe...please.. go away now!
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
My first pumpkin beer, and I love pumpkin pie. Really transparent orange body, low apparent effervescense, medium head. Aroma is initially soothingly like mom's pumpkin pie, but becomes something different, shifting preference to the spices rather quickly. Slight pumpkin/gourdish aroma but mostly cinnamon. But not normal cinnamon; rather, it's quite reminiscent of Big Red chewing gum. Also some ginger and cloves. Flavor has the same too-hot artificial spice note, and little of the meaty, squashy body I was hoping for. Lotsa carbonation effuses the spices over the tongue, making them even more burning. Overall, interesting, but not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a creamy, hazy, thick more pumpkiny brew.
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown-orange beer that pours with a nice lasting beige head. Smells like a pumpkin pie. Good carbonation. Tastes very sweet fading to a medium-long finish that tastes of clove and cinnamon. This is like drinking a pumpkin pie, and I have to say that as strange as that sounds I like it.
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orangy hue thin white head malt spicy aroma. Corriander, cinnamon nutmeg. Cmooth body more cloying spiciness then beer but still decent.
bubbahollywood (3) - USA - DEC 29, 2003 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice spicy aroma and a lovely golden autumn color. Taste like a pumpkin pie flavored beer. I normally don't like flavored beers, but the pumpkin spice flavors blend well with the beer. Not much head on this beer but it taste great.
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - DEC 24, 2003
2.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Immediate and striking aroma of pumpkin spice, almost exactly like pumpkin pie, and so strong and authentic that I can almost taste it. Slightly orange hue with just a bit of haze. Almost no head to speak of. A very weak flavor; almost as if the only real flavor is provided by the bitter after-effect of the nutmeg or cinamon. The underlying beer itself seems almost tasteless. The flavor is certainly disappointing after such a beautiful aroma. Watery on the palate with an almost uncomfortable attack of carbonation. Overall, this beer could have one of the best aromas of a fall specialty beer, but, unfortunately, the aroma alone is not sufficient to carry the day.
haddon90 (1537) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice pour, orangy with a puffy white head. Spice, pumpkin pie, cinnamon aroma. Enjoyable to just sit there and smell this brew! Clear as well. Mild pumpkin flavor, sweet, cinnamon, vanilla, and other spices i cannot name. Very smooth, and well balanced. A very nice Fall Beer to enjoy with friends!! Bought this bottle at Norm's Beer and Wine in Vienna, VA.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dull dark orange color with a thin puffy off-white head that departs fairly quickly, leaves minimal spotty lace. Aroma is much like a sweet pumpkin pie, with spicy cinnamon, vanilla, some baked roastyness and is pleasant to the nose. Well the taste is about what I was expecting, kinda mild of pumpkin flavors with many hints of cinnamon spices, some light roastyness and sweetness of vanilla and molasses but is very short lived altogether, hardly makes a nudge on the palate. Feel is a bit thin, watery in some notions with hollow areas and some small carbonation texture. Not something I'd keep around or go back to again, but was hard to pass up the bomber at .99$ on sale.