bhensonb (12596) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 6, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of pie spices, especially clove. Slightly hazy amber color with a quickly disappearing head. Starts with clove, hit of carbonation, finishes with clovey veggie flavor. Clove persists. Interesting. At least it is not squash.
argo0 (12362) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light orange body with a light tan head. Aroma is pumpkin pie. Flavor is fairly mild hops, topped by pumpkin, nutmeg and allspice. Nice, but nothing you’d ever have a hankering for.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2004 (Bottle) This ale poured a deep cooper color with very little head. Had a strong pumkin and cinnamon aroma. Tasted like pumpkin pie with a bitter bite at the end.
Tmoney99 (12067) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured orange color with a medium fizzy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Moderate nutmeg pumpkin aroma. Light to medium body with soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet short finish.
jcwattsrugger (11587) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle-pours a foamy light tan head and copper/orange color. Aroma is thin pumpkin, then metallic, spice?/herbal. Taste is plenty of nutmeg then thin pumpkin, then metallic, spice?/herbal.
Ratman197 (11380) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear orange with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of pumpkin and pie spices. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of pumpkin, clove and allspice with a crisp lingering spice finish.
jtclockwork (11061) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Nice orange pour with decent head. Nose is floral pumpkin patch. Smooth pumpkin ale. Moderately spiced. Rated 5/15/04
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Sherlocks, GA
heavy spiced aroma/flavor lots of nutmeg, trace of pumpkin
Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
BeerandBlues2 (10838) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy orange with a small, rocky white head, low retention with no lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grain, straw, cereal, cookie), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dirty vegetables, cinnamon, and rancid nutmeg. Flavor is heavy malt (grain, straw, cereal, cookie), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dirty vegetables, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Light body, low warmth and creaminess, medium carbonation and a slick finish.
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. The first pumpkin spice beer of the year! The malicious and hateful summer will soon be mercifully past, leading to the bliss that is winter. Hazy orange-brown pour with no head. Fruity apple-cider like aroma with heavy nutmeg notes as well as hints of some other spices. A trt and fruity taste mild showing pumpkin and then the spices. All of the spices are noticeable in the taste. I like the spice profile, but the beer seems to be tart in a way that it shouldn’t.