mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2004 Good stuff, not overly sweet but no bitterness. I like it I wish it was a little more pumpkiny but it has the spices just right. Very complex it has hints of nutmeg allspice, cinniman, even pumkin(lol) Anyhow this is a great brew but a little thicker and more pumpkimy would make it great. It may be a little off puting to some but I like unusuall beer.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is full cinnamon, clove and nutmeg, pumpkin is subtle though (which is a good thing). This one is just like a nice pumpkin pie but with a slight bitter dry finish. I really like this one but I wouldn't try it again unless it's thanksgiving or something.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - SEP 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was a bit nervous about this ale. It was though very good. Just like pumpkin pie. Cloves, allspice, nutmeg. Somehow this beer works nicely.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2003
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Portlant Brewing. Not quite amber color with a cream colored head that leaves a think sheet of lace. All the spices are in the aroma - clove, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, even a undetone of pumpkin. Thin spicy start that tent to end up with the finish of just having eaten a gingerbread house. Lacks malt depth and spices tend to taste more chemical than natural after a few sips.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2003
2.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2004 Cannot compare to Olde Peninsula's Pumpkin Ale. Great bouquet but has a tendency to taste like flavored soda water toward the end of the beer. The finish is smooth but leaves a taste of spices in your mouth for hours. Re-rate, the more I have the more I disclike it. Too bad I bought a six pack. Re-rate: I cannot finish the six pack and must lower the rating. The aroma and appearance are great so I really can't lower them but overall the beer is just too much. Fizzy flavored water. Blah.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2003
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2003 This beer is a copper orange color and pours with a cream colored thin head. It smells strongly of pie spices, strong nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice aromas. Quite a dry beer, not much sweetness at all. The spices in the beer are mostly evident as an aroma as one is tasting, though they also come through a bit in the finish. A fairly light beer, which is basically a vehicle for the pumpkin pie spices. The spices seem to add a bit of astringency in the finish.
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
nice pumpkin aroma. watery when cold, but more flavor comes out as it warms.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Alcoholic liquid pumpkin pie. Very interesting and very pleasant. Smelled exactly like pumpkin pie and had a lovely taste that was similar.
JazzNorm (3) - USA - JUN 17, 2003 does not count
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
My overall impression is higher than the individual components because I've learned to mix is about 50-50 with Rogue Chocolate Stout and to enjoy the mixture with some high-fat grilled sausages. Hard to drink all six on its own merits, but mix in the chocolate (Rogue or Youngs Double) and you can finish them all.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Allspice, cloves, nutmeg aromas, (taste will tell the tale.) Orangey, dare I say it? pumpkin coloured, custard head. Mild pumpkin pie taste,has a somewhat bitter aftertaste. Creamy, chewy, full bodied. Pumpkin pie in a bottle!