mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear copper-orange with a small foam ring. Lots of nutmeg in the nose, with a bit of cinnamon as well. Nutmeg dominates the flavour, and blends with hops for a great bitterness. Slight pulpy pumpkin flavour as well. Thin body with decent carb. I really like the spices in this beer - quite bold!
spiritsbeerman (47) - Nicholasville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love this time of year. pumpkin beer is a little wierd I know but this is so holiday and I am so ready for a celebration, and thanksgiving is a good one.I love america.
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Guest review. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. The aroma has very little spice, but smells like pumpkin with hints of caramel. Clear appearance with a reddish-amber color. Very little head. Taste is a sharp bitterness at the beginning, then sweet with a clean finish. Almost no spice to detect, but plenty of pumpkin. Easy drinking. Almost a pumpkin-session ale.
Roxer4life (7) - San fernando, California, USA - JAN 12, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome pumpkin beer. I'd buy this again. Pair it with some pumpkin ice cream. Pumpkin beer float.
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scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2001
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of nutmeg dominates. Nice subtle flavor of pumpkin and the finish of pumpkin spices and hops. Best pumpkin ale out there.
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love winterbrews - filled with their complex flavors of spices and malts.
To me, this falls in the winterbrew category as the pumpkin spice is forfont - you can really taste it. Clearly a change from a few years ago as pumpkin flavors were more subtle and I seemed to enjoy it more back then. Still, its a nice beer for those you like spice.
frankenkitty (1971) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a honey/amber color under a large, white head that dissipates fully. The nose finds a higher concentration of spices than I’ve found in others of this style lately. Clove essence is dry and powerful with nutmeg running a close second. There is a thick, nutty base to the flavor to support all that pleasant spicing... and hearty pumpkin flesh is detectable under it all. Delicate effervescene intensifies the spiciness while a spritz of alcohol helps to clean it up. By no means is this an "everyday beer", but I certainly feel it may be the best of its genre.
<font size=-4>Single bottle purchase from <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Liquors, Chicago, IL 60638</font>
redave (165) - squaw valley, California, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange Amber color. Thin white head. No lacing.
Aroma, some spiciness, malt hint of pumpkin pie.
Taste. nutmeg, vanilla, cloves pumpkin pie. But not overwhelming.
Mouth-feel is surprisingly thinner than expected.
Mild aftertaste, not too bad.
This is my first pumpkin ale in a long time,
Drinkable, not too heavy, nice at a holiday meal or sitting around in the evening.
MrChris (110) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet spicy. Reminds one of pumpkin pie. Pours clear and orangy yellow in color with a white frothy head. Taste of nutmeg and has a sweet pumpkin spices ending. This stuff does make you think of pumpkin pie better than any pumpkin brew I have had. A good value for less than $8 a six pack. Very drinkable.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2009 Beautiful orange color with a thin white head. Amazing pumpkin aroma with a dash of clove and nutmeg. Great citrusy pumpkin flavor with just a hint of spice. Very rich and smooth. Excellent. One of the better pumpkin ales I’ve had.