TAR (2349) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2001
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2003 Minus the pumpkin, this would be a very bland beer. Doesn't taste as good as it smells.
JMerritt (1688) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2001
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2003 A nice orange color with a thick head. Smells like pumpkin pie! It says it is brewed with 'spices': I think I can detect both cinnimon and nutmeg, among others.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (408) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - OCT 15, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice pumpkin pie flavor and aroma, but the pumpkin pie flavor didnít blend with the beer flavor as well as I would have liked. Even so, I would still say it was pretty good.
joet (1925) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 10, 2001
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
An ordinary pale ale, with an orangey color, and some actual flavor of pumpkin as well as spices added to pumpkin pie -- allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg. The sweetness of the spice clashes with the hoppier than average, flatter brew. The effect fails completely. The pumpkin flavored beer might have some chance with a sweeter, less hopped brew. Points for the orange color and an E for effort.
PhillyBeer2112 (2451) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2001
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Gross. Loaded with pumpkin pie spice - overdone and doesnít work in beer. The pumpkin flavor is fine but leave the spices out. Chemically as well - probably due to the spice interactions with the malt. Otherwise very nice orange-copper color.
chupe66699 (6) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2001 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Basically agreed with the last reviewer; very nice nose, full of sweet spices, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, but rather lacking on flavor. Practically no hops, and no aftertaste. I remember thinking the taste to be rather transparent; excellent aroma, but none of that aroma transfers into the flavor of the beer. Itís rather light and easy drinking, but the pumpking flavor doesnít come through as well as does say the Wild Onion Pumpkin Ale (still my fave pumpkin ale).
boto (1665) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2001
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2004 12oz. bottle: This poured an amber color. It is clear, with maybe a hint of orange to it. There is a fizzy head that dissapates almost instantly. Not getting any lacing from the beer. It definitely smells like a pumpkin pie. The flavor is malty, with a good hit of pumpkin pie spiciness. Fairly crisp and dry taste. I remember this being better years ago, but then it wasn't being contract brewed.
Bov (8268) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 4, 2000
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
honey colour, cinnamon and fine pumpkin aroma, spicy - very pleasant
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2000
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best Pumpkin Ales Iíve ever tried. Extremely well balanced with all the pumpkin pie spices and the crystal malts. Beautiful orange/copper color. Exquisite pumpkin pie aroma. Literally like liquid pumpkin pie!
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - NOV 21, 2000
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bottle was made by Portland Brewing. Itís good, well balanced, but not as deft or stylish as the version made by McAuslan in Montreal, which is the same beer, though it doesnít say so on the label.