hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a medium hazy amber color with a smaller white head. Spices and lighter pumpkin on the nose. Lighter tastes vs. the aromas. Fizzy body. Middle of the road as far as pumpkin ales go.
daknole (8331) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hmmm, not the worlds best pumpkin beer. Pours an amber color with very little head. I smell some lagerish aromas and some spices. No real pumpkin in the nose. Flavor has some pumpkin pie spice, light malt and some grassiness. Not so good.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown-orange beer that pours with a nice lasting beige head. Smells like a pumpkin pie. Good carbonation. Tastes very sweet fading to a medium-long finish that tastes of clove and cinnamon. This is like drinking a pumpkin pie, and I have to say that as strange as that sounds I like it.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tasted from a 12 ounce bottle purchased in Denver, Colorado. Orange appearance like a Belgian Ale. Citrus-y, weirdly spiced beer. Not a good Pumpkin beer.
Sammy (8026) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
crwills brought this one and thanks. Cinammon and nutmeg is pronounced in a lager, orange with a white head. Astringent and fizzy carbonation.
Drake (7843) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 8, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Possibly an old bottle. Pours with a fizzy-off-white head that goes away completely in about 30 seconds. Hazy amber bodey with some particles floating around. Pumpkin, cinnamon, clovee, nutmeg, and even mint in the potent aroma. Pretty bitter and even sour spicey taste. Fizzy and dry mouthfeel.
3fourths (7770) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2004
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bright and murky soft orange glowing color with a small white head, but an overall attractive appearance. Nose is pumpkin-soap and potpourri, craft-store or bathroom store smells... perfumy oranges, ginger, apple, pumpkin and overripe peaches. Dear lord it tastes just downright horrible... like sucking on designer soap, the stuff that you’re not supposed to use as soap... waxy, syrupy and soapy, this is pretty god damn disgusting... end of rating.
DocLock (7428) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange/copper colored, with a lot of pumpkin spice and some pumpkin puree in the aroma. The taste was spicy, with some finishing pumpkiny elements. Medium to light palate.
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2002
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The strong aroma of pumpkin and ginger was really promising on this one, but the flavor really didn’t deliver. With a little more pumkpin flavor and a little less carbonation I think it would have been a "must-buy" every year around Halloween. As it stands though it was like a lot of fruit beers I have tried where the bark was better than the bite. I am going to try to hunt down a Pumpkin Stout!