hotstuff (4345) - Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2003
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sickingly sweet is my first and foremost thought about this beer. Way to sweet to be a beer. It poured a medium sized ivory head with fine-large sized bubbles that quickly diminished. The nose was pumpkin pie, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. The flavor was sweet, malty and of course, pumpkin. It had a smooth mouthfeel along with a thin and watery texture and it was light bodied. The lacing was sparse. Another rating down the tubes of a beer that I absolutely did not enjoy one bit.
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light amber with a quickly fading white head. Nutmeg is the pronounced aroma in this beer while chilled, then cinnamon takes over IMHO; a little sweet caramel malt plays back up to spices. The nutmeg and cinnamon seem to be the most predominant flavor other than a little malt for this beer; it's well balanced, but lacks any distinct characteristics. They are all pretty well muddled together. A little astringent and light bodied, but not bad for an SHV beer. Not terribly imppressive, but drinkable nonetheless.
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2004 (Bottle) This ale poured a deep cooper color with very little head. Had a strong pumkin and cinnamon aroma. Tasted like pumpkin pie with a bitter bite at the end.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 9, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Like drinking a pumpkin pie, complete with nutmeg, clove and cinnamon - which seems to be the intent. Execution is just ok; it seemed a bit watery. Bottom line for me is that I never had yearned for pumpkin pie in my beer bottle, so I'll move on.
thedm (4984) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 8, 2003
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This brew poured a medium head of fine to medium sized white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a light orange brown colored transparent softly carbonated body and a fair lacing. The aroma smells very much like a pumpkin pie. The mouthfeel is smooth and sickening. God its like drinking a pumpkin! I suppose that is good for the style but come on now. The flavor is cloven, pumpkin and malt. Weird flavor and not one that I would care to try again. Ewwww!
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one tastes like big slice of pumpkin pie. Flavor of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and of course pumpkin. Pretty much what I was expecting for a pumpkin brew. Looks like flat amber beer, no head at all. Not much else to say about it. If you are on a liquid diet, and miss your pumpkin pie, grap one of these.
steview (1033) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 7, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2003 wow! nice smell, spicy pumpkin pie! at first, though. it's very welcoming. nice golden brown translucent looking beer with a head that leaves itself into a good ring around the glass. interesting bubbly appearance - streaks of bubbles form near the half filled mark, but that dies quickly. the alcohol kinda ruins it though. i was so reminded of a pumpkin pie that when i continued drinking this i just wanted the damn pie, not a beer. needs more, lacking. egh.
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mildly spicey when compared to DFH Punkin Head. More balanced in terms of sweetness with the cinanmon and allspice. Definately a Punpkin Beer. Amber color with a thin white head and medium body. Overall, I am not a bit Pumpkin beer fan bu tis' the season. Better than average.
sofey (16) - Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Spicy, Delicious, tasted much better than I expected.
We don't rate labels but if we did, I would give this label a high rating too.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy deep amber with an off white head that disappeared at an average rate to leave very little lace. The aroma is one of my favorite parts - smells like pumpkin pie. The taste is like a moderately hopped APA with a pumpkin pie mixed in, without the palate that would result. The palate is really quite average and carbonated. I'm glad I tried this as it really fits the fall day we are having.