bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love winterbrews - filled with their complex flavors of spices and malts.
To me, this falls in the winterbrew category as the pumpkin spice is forfont - you can really taste it. Clearly a change from a few years ago as pumpkin flavors were more subtle and I seemed to enjoy it more back then. Still, its a nice beer for those you like spice.
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2002
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
There is definatly a strong pumkin flavor, a little bit of AllSpice/Nutmeg charecter, but I just couldn’t finish the bottle. Maybe I just don’t like pumkin beers.
omhper (19369) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown-orange. Cinnamon, ginger-snaps and pumpkin flavour. Medium bodied.
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This IS a pumpkin ale. The only thing I found abit lacking was pumpkin flavor---but I LOVE the pie. Spices are perfect. A great fall brew!
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2001
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
WOW! I have always wanted to try a pumpkin ale, but this exceeded my expectations. The beer has a wonderful pumpkin aroma. The beer itself seems to have a nice blend of pumpkin, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon flavors. It is virtually bottled pumpkin pie. While this is an especially excellent Halloween and Holiday brew (I imagine it would go well with turkey) it is actually a brew that can be enjoyed anytime, with a beer here or there.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 26, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent brew beneath the pumpkin flavors, with a nice malt/hop flavor. Too much cinnamon though as the ’hotness’ tends to get in the way of the pumpkin flavors. Not bad.
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2001
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of nutmeg dominates. Nice subtle flavor of pumpkin and the finish of pumpkin spices and hops. Best pumpkin ale out there.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pumpkin flavored anything is good for me.
TAR (2490) - 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 (1796) - 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.