JCW (1278) - 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 (1037) - 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.
TheBeerGod (5941) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another pumpkin ale that is orange-brown. Small head. Nose is much spicier than the Post Road pumpkin ale. Almost a cider and cinnamon mixed with pumpkin pie. Strong clove taste as well. Very spicy taste. It seems stronger than the aroma. Dry finish. I think it finishes better than it tastes. Decent but too spicy for me.
jsquire (4106) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty golden beer with a small but lasting white head and an aroma that slaps you aggresively with very sharp spices. The body is a little light, especially given the nose. The spices almost burn on the tounge, with a metallic finish. I don't get much pumpkin, only spice and a white sugar sweetness as it warms. Needs more body, but still a very nice seasonal treat.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Intoxicating aroma, spices, pumpkin, not overwhelming. It's a nice reminder the Halloween is around the corner. Taste just like eating freshly baked pumpkin pie. Utterly smooth and refreshing. The spices are perfectly balanced. Not bitter in the end, which is a continuation of a subtle and flavorfull beer.
bonvivant (169) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the better pumpkin ales out there. Lots of spice and pumpkin flavor in a medium bodied beer. Not overpowering.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear and the color of... a pumpkin. Warm spicy aroma of cloves, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and pumpkin. Tastes like a clove cigarette and antiseptic. Spices do give the beer a nice tangy bite in the finish. Palate is more watery than expected and contributes to the antiseptic effect. The aroma and flavor beg for more chewiness in the body. A fun seasonal; definitely not a drainpour but not great either.