Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Aroma has more cinnamon, clove, and spices then the beer itself. These flavors diminish quickly leaving some
a sour flavor but not a good one. Pick up Sarnac instead.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is full cinnamon, clove and nutmeg, pumpkin is subtle though (which is a good thing). This one is just like a nice pumpkin pie but with a slight bitter dry finish. I really like this one but I wouldn't try it again unless it's thanksgiving or something.
TheBeerGod (5409) - 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.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 18, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium gold color, medium head. Pumpkin and spicy aroma. A mild tasting ale, flavored with pumpkin, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg. The malts and spices clash a little, but combine for a rather interesting taste. Would not want to drink a lot of this beer, but one once in a while would be OK. Mouthfeel is full and a little flat. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is a little sweet and spicy.
decaturstevo (5309) - 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.
Pailhead (5277) - Brownstown, 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.
radagast83 (5273) - 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.
kramer (5228) - 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.
Strykzone (5211) - 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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5188) - 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.