5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours translucent orange, small white fizzly head that quickly fades, good carbonation, with slick lacing. Pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice on the nose... quite strong too. Nutmeg & cinnamon galore, with minor pumpkin like flavor on the tongue. Good body, decent mouthfeel. Finishes rather quickly, which I prefer. I look forward to this one each year, and this year is just about perfect.   Not overly spiced like it was a few years ago.   Defintely comparable to last years batch.
Ernest (6198) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2006 Bottle, blind rating (in a flight of three pumpkin beers).
Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, fully diminishing.
Body is clear light amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), with notes of clove, allspice, hint of pumpkin.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Clove-heavy aroma, and otherwise kind of flimsy, but not bad.
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (12oz). Slightly hazy amber-orange, average quick-diminishing white head. Aroma is definitely pumpkin-y, lots of nutmeg, clove and other pungent fall spices, but there’s just enough of a hint of a tang that shouldn’t be there to knock it down a bit, sort of jagged and papery - but the bottle could b a bit past it, it was purchased in July. The taste is very vegetal, pumpkins dragged through the cowbarn - uh, not all that nice. Weakish body, nicely carbonted, slightly unpleasant vegetable aftertaste.
blipp (6028) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin off white head. Pumpkin pie spice aroma, with cinnamon and nutmeg. The flavor seems a bit off, with apple juice, cinnamon and other spices. Decent.
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, orange color with frothy head, nose is spicy cinnamon and clove, flavor is a watery nutmeg and mulled spice, some banana also, thin finish
drowland (5993) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Disappointing pumpkin ale considering how good the orange ale is. It’s all nutmeg and cinnamon with VERY subtle pumpkin.
douglas88 (5925) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear orange color with a small white head that dissipates quickly. A sweet pumpkin nose, light spices. The flavor is nice; smooth and easy pumpkin, light spices, almost musty. A nice pumpkin ale- I appreciate these from time to time.
SudsMcDuff (5812) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sometimes pumpkin beers are good fro the flavour, sometimes because they don’t have flavour.. this is the latter .. Pours a murky orange brown .. light foam ,,no real sticky lacing .. muddles sweet maple and very light spice .. one of the better pumpkin brews i’ve had but ehh.. the best piece of meat the preist had was nun..
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruitiness , spices and malt. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some spices, brown sugar, pumpkin and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The beer pours an orange color with a small white head. The aroma is grain and cinnamon, with a few other assorted spices thrown in. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of nutmeg and cinnamon notes, as well as a hint of cinnamon. Overall, the beer is lacking in the aroma and flavor and doesn’t stand up to the better pumpkin beers. Medium mouthfeel and high carbonation.