MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bought around Halloween during a "buy anything that's new" phase. To be honest, I don't particularly care for pumpkin. I mean, it has its applications, as my wife's fresh-baked tasty pumpkin bread sitting on the counter attests. That being said, I prefer not to have my wife's pumpking bread in liquid form. Orange-gold, thin sticky head. Nose is expectedly amazingly pumpking with loads of nutmeg. I swear every brewery on Halloween just shoves pumpkin pie in a mash tin to get this effect. Anyways, sweet malts in the flavor are significantly enhanced by the pumpkin flavor, making this just far too pumpkin-esque. Can't really even notice the palate, just too much pumpkin. Hopefully this will be a lesson that I need to stop buying pumpkin beers.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great idea. A very spicy beer but quite nice and tasty. Flavour is great but kind of wears on the taste buds after half a bottle. I will drink this again in October.
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2003 A nice, cloudy copper color and white head start this brew. Aroma seems to have more spice than in previous years, and is nice. Flavor is very crisp and has a very nice punkin' pie finish. Cinnamon is also very apparent in the finish. Overall, part of me really likes this beer, while part of me does not. The nose and finish are great, but the flavor is rather thin in between. As this is a spiced amber ale, I wonder if a better approach would be to utilize a more bold style, such as a pale of some sort which would give, ideally, a stronger body to the beer and still allow that great pumpkin/cinnamon finish!
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 10, 2003
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
An interesting pumpkin flavored ale, this beer pours with an orangish color and a tan head. The aroma is very strong pumpkin - probably the best part about the beer. The taste has an obvious pumpkin flavor with hints of spices and hops. If you want pumpkin pie in a beer bottle, you may like this one, but while unique, it just didn't do it for me.
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Palatable ale with strong pumpkin and spice flavors to it. I liked it, may not be for everybody.
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Imbibed in October 2002. An aroma of pumpkin pie spices. A clear light amber color with a whitish tan head. Flavor consists of pumpkin, spices, and some hoppiness. I enjoyed it but I think the pumpkin style could be improved. Less spice flavor and some maltiness would improve it in my opinion.
TheBelgian (24) - USA - JAN 12, 2003
2.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I did not enjoy this one. Kind of skunky. It indeed had that cinnamon-pumpkin flavor, but it’s not really my style.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 9, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Color really is a pumpkinish orange/red. Smells exactly like pumpkin pie, with a touch of sweetness and cloves. Medium sized, quickly dissipating head. Pumpkin is much less present in the flavor than the aroma, but still noticable. Smooth finish. Besides the pumpkin notes, the flavor doesn’t have much going on. I have to admit being biased against this beer from the beginning, the idea of pumpkin and beer just didn’t seem to go together. This beer is better than I expected, but the flavor combo still doesn’t work. Wouldn’t have it again.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Suprise...it’s orange colored. Actually I’m quite impressed in the accuracy of getting a pumpkin-hued beer. Pumpkin pie aroma, with cinnamon and nutmeg, but also ginger which I found a bit disagreeable. Rather watery, and a weak malt presence; it doesn’t seem that the base is of very good quality. It’s as if they’re counting on the pumpkin flavor to carry this all the way, but it really doesn’t.
iggysam2000 (38) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Most delicious beer i’ve ever had, a normal but very good beer taste with a hint of almost pumpkin pie flavor, simialer to the smell only the smell has a much stronger pumpkin pie smell, Not a very strong Ale flavor at all, and not a very strong beer flavor it tastes like it’s 2% alcahol when its realy 5%, further more the smoothest beer ive ever had it runs about 7 bucks for a 6 pack so its a bit expensive but other than that perfect.