flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - OCT 9, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong pumpkin pie aroma: pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Nice copper or ’pumpkin’ color, and interesting flavor. Strong nutmeg (very spicey), cinnamon, and pumpkin flavors with a fairly strong hops taste. The strong hops kind of ruined it for me. When I smelled this, I expected more of a malty sweet taste to compliment the other flavors.
Nuffield (3761) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2002
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is truly a remarkable beer--not good, but remarkable. It is so overwhelmingly true to the real aroma and flavor of pumpkin pie that it throws your palate into overdrive thinking that it has to scrape the mush from the roof of your mouth, the way you do with pie. The aroma is strong and very true: nutmeg, cinnamon, a touch of clove. Orange/copper color lends to it (not much head retained). The flavor is too much, bringing me close to a gagging reflex. Heavy carbonation adds a bit of tingle but also increases the incongruousness of this beer with your expected sensations. So much like pie that it is no surprise its rating is in the vicinity of 3.14. :-) Points for being interesting, but very few people will have a second after having their first, I would predict.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - OCT 9, 2002
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Decent copper color, light head. Strong spicy aroma allspice, and cloves. Taste is awful. Horrible spiciness runs rampant over any malt background that may be there. Tastes like sucking on a spice bag after having steeped it in something. The question is can the finish redeem this beer??? The finish is pure acid reflux, no kidding. Absolutely foul terrible beer.
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2002
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Too much pumpkin pie spice killed this potentially good brew. I had New Holland’s Ichabod the same night and it was tremendously better than this.
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
very interesting..pours and orangeish copper (almost pumpkin if you will) color, aroma is fairly spicy...it’s like they didnt stop with the pumpkin in this beer and instead threw in the whole damn pie..definite flavors of nutmeg and all spice...unusual.
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is not for me, too much clove and allspice at the end. The aroma is great, but over the top on the taste. Its worth a try though!
jaseonem99 (19) - USA - OCT 2, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good beer, but it smells a lot better than it tastes.
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2002
2.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Smelled like fall. Pumpkins, cloves... mmmm. Looked like pumpkins. Tasted like ginger ale with some ass thrown in for flavor. Horrible, putrid taste. The aftertaste was that of warm pumpkin pie. Everything but the actual flavor was a winner with this beer.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2002
2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Absolutely beautiful aroma.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 14, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Really wierd. I like pumpkin beers, but this one was kinda dry and bland. I’d prefer it to be a bit more spiced out, but overall it was good. I thought it was an original take on the pumpkin ale thing. I wonder if it would taste better when it’s cold outside.