jredmond (5200) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2010 Bottle. Pours slightly hazy amber with a very strong aroma of spice. Taste is smooth and spicy.
TheBeerGod (5167) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another pumpkin ale that is orange-brown. Small head. Nose is much spicier than the Post Road pumpkin ale. Almost a cider and cinnamon mixed with pumpkin pie. Strong clove taste as well. Very spicy taste. It seems stronger than the aroma. Dry finish. I think it finishes better than it tastes. Decent but too spicy for me.
b3shine (5136) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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.
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 2, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2005 Rerated a couple months later. This is unbalanced with a dirt tasting finish that covers up any pumpkin or nutmeg. Not a pleasure to partake. Nice dark golden coloring with a very small head. Aroma of nutmeg, pumpkin and maybe leaves of fall or am I imagining that? The taste has some pupmkin with a nutmeg finish. Fairly light and refreshing. Interesting, but nothing special.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a copper brown color with a very thin off white head. The nose brings a ridiculously overloaded amount of spice. Taste brings ever so slight hints of caramel and sweetness sitting behind ginormous amounts of nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, clove, and probably every other spice man has ever found. Way too spicy and a bit thin overall. Poor drinkability. The epitome of what not to do with a spiced beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-20-2010
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2006
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, and a little malt. Nice scent. Poured dark amber/orange in color with small, off-white head that diminished very quickly. Hazy and sparkling. Tastes of pumpkin, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. A little musty initially, but nice spice finish. Lots of clove. Light body. Thin, watery texture. Soft carbonation. Overall, not that good. Tastes like a pumpkin cider rather than a beer.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2003
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Portlant Brewing. Not quite amber color with a cream colored head that leaves a think sheet of lace. All the spices are in the aroma - clove, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, even a undetone of pumpkin. Thin spicy start that tent to end up with the finish of just having eaten a gingerbread house. Lacks malt depth and spices tend to taste more chemical than natural after a few sips.
thedm (4920) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 8, 2003
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This brew poured a medium head of fine to medium sized white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a light orange brown colored transparent softly carbonated body and a fair lacing. The aroma smells very much like a pumpkin pie. The mouthfeel is smooth and sickening. God its like drinking a pumpkin! I suppose that is good for the style but come on now. The flavor is cloven, pumpkin and malt. Weird flavor and not one that I would care to try again. Ewwww!
decaturstevo (4869) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An almost orangge pour with light off white head and lace. A huge spiced aroma reeks of a clovelike aroma. A spiced flavor that matches the aroma. It almost reminds me of pumpkin pie. Sweetness that hints of malt and an almost warm cinnamon finish. A bit foamy but palate is smooth and reasonalby full. A beer that is good flavorful and well spiced. I don’t think I could drink them all the time or if I could drink a lot of them.
kramer (4857) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange body with a small fizzy off-white head that vanished quickly. The nose is heavy on the spice with lots of cinnamon, some clove, nutmeg, and some nice, albeit light, caramelized pumpkin meat. The flavor is so heavy on the cinnamon that it almost burns the tongue, reminds me of red-hots candies. The clove emerges on the finish more than the other spices. There is some actual pumpkin flavor here, but I wish it were a bit more center stage. About on par with the majority of Pumpkin beers, but heavier on the cinnamon than most.