radagast83 (6655) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A actual pumkin ale that smells and tastes just like pumpkin ale. Full of many spice tastes, which might be the only downside to this drink.
onceblind (6620) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours out a deep orange with a bubbly white head with no longevity or lace. Smells like roasted pumpkin, cinamon, and some mild hop bitterness. Taste is much the same as the aroma, but not as heavy on the pumpkin. It’s wonderfully balanced, even has some bitterness which I find lacking in some Pumpkin Ales, but overall it just didn’t do it for me. Somewhere between the bored pumpkin and the lack of head retention I gave up on this beer. The taste is fine, it’s just not worth getting again.
5000 (6599) - 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.
JaBier (6412) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at the pumpkin beer tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 9/30/10. Clear orange color with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, corn and pumpkin pie spice. Malt and corn flavor with subtle spice and a slight vegetal quality.
blutt59 (6411) - 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
HogTownHarry (6372) - 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.
Cletus (6355) - 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.
Pailhead (6248) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Lots of clove in the nose is almost overpowering. Light nutmeg and cinnamon. Pours a transparent amber with a moderate fizzy off-white head that fades quickly. Flavor is loaded with clove right from the get go. Light cinnamon and nutmeg struggle to find their way thru. Light grassy bitter finish. No pumpkin is detectable with all the clove. This shuold be called Buffalo Bills Clove Ale. Fizzy mouthfeel.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6197) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2005
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2007 Most pumpkin beers have been a disappointment to me (with the exception of the marvelous version by John Harvard ) and this one was par for the course. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a mahogany color with only a trace of a white head. The aroma was sweet and spicy with the cinnamon coming through most. The flavor was bland with no noticeable pumpkin and only a bit of spice to give it any body at all. I can not say that I would seek this one out again.
Strykzone (6174) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a, well, pumpkin color with a half inch head. The head audibly fizzes and quickly disappears completely. A counter clockwise spin is left when the effervescence is gone. What is left is mostly flat. Aroma is nutmeg as is the flavor. Some pumpkin can be found in both and lots of spice in the flavor.