sistinas (105) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an orangey (pumpkin-hued) amber with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma is your standard pumpkin pie smell, maybe a bit tilted to the cloves. Taste is about the same (particularly with regard to the clove), though unlike other pumpkin beers it is pretty much the only thing you taste - no beeriness, no weird grain flavors, no sour notes. Palate is a little watery. Definitely one of the better pumpkin beers I’ve had this year (and most years, actually).
changxao (104) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly cloudy orange amber color with a decent head. Aroma is pumpkin with spices, and a faint hint of malt. Flavor is mostly pumpkin pie spice with some bitter at the finish.
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - OCT 27, 2005
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I have to disagree that the taste wasn’t overwhelming with pumpkin. I could anticipate the pumpkin from the aroma and it was very strong on my opinion. I did not like this beer because the pumpkin was too strong.
imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2006
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wanted to love it, but unfortunately, it was just mediocre. Very pumpkin in the nose. Very spicy on the palate with less pumpkin than expected. Slightly watery thinnish mouthfeel. Good, but definitely not great.
dand645 (103) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
good amount of real pumpkin flavor in the finish, but im not getting the pumpkin pie experience I like in a pumpkin ale...thin and no spice
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not the best Pumpkin beer I have had but it worked in a pinch. Great cool fall day drinking. Well rounded ale but the spice was down played and the malt/barley took over and that to me in not a good thing with this style beer. I liked Ship Yard much better.
T3llLAllDE (100) - USA - AUG 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
first pumpkin beer of the season and it was a good one.pretty color with a nice spice aroma. very nice sweet and spice with cinnamon and pumpkin that leave with a good after taste. nice beer to start the season
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Out of bottle flat, sweet, just a very mediocre pumpkin ale. Last years I thought was better. Just not a lot a going on here.
Slinger (91) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz- Light orange with an off-white bubbly head. Spicey aroma but flavor of a smoked beer. Just OK
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
very orange befitting of a pumpkin ale, entirely to spicy with overpowering nutmeg taste.