alexsdad06 (6712) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from a 12 oz. bottle. Poured mostly clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma was mostly the spices (cloves, et al.) with some malts present as well. The flavor was mostly spicey, with some semi sweet malt and perhaps pumpkin. This was my second attempt at a pumpkin beer and I’m thinking that its just not my style. The aroma of theis one was less offensive than the first.
blipp (6709) - 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.
slowrunner77 (6708) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
they did a great job with heavy use of pumpkin and spices to cover up what would be a very boring beer. low on "beer", high on spice. still thin, but if you like pumpkin and allspice, this one’s for you."
SudsMcDuff (6673) - .....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..
drowland (6671) - 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.
Ernest (6597) - 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.
Geokkjer (6402) - 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.
b3shine (6379) - Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to pint. Looks solid; a transparent copper with good carbonation and off-white lacing. Smells and tastes alright; light and pumpkin spice with an average mouthfeel. More lagerish, so it doesn’t weigh you down (filtered?). Exceeded my expectations.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of 5000. Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells of pumpkin, cinnamon, some pie qualities. Tastes of pie spice, sweet malt, earthy, some tea, some peppery splashes. Finishes slightly bitter.
5000 (6300) - 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.