dwyerpg (4755) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Actually kind of smells like pumpkin, and is orange. Has that ginger spice. Only my second pumpkin ale, but light years ahed of the Pumpkinhead. A nice seasonal.
frankenkitty (1965) - 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.
Art (2094) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2011 Pretty good for a pumpkin beer. Refreshing beer with a slight aroma of pumpkin and spices.
Update: Found a bottle from 10+ years ago in my parents basement. Thought I would give it a try. Had some sediment floating around. The beer seems noticably darker and smells of real pumpkin are overpowering the aroma. Slightly malty aftertaste.
Chalsk (1090) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber orange color with a white foam head. Aroma of caramel, banana, nutmeg and other spices. Sweet caramel taste with pumpkin spice. Very tasty. Carbonation adds a touch. Very solid.
generallee08 (739) - New York, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 5.2 % abv.
Appearance: The body has a cloudy, deep orange amber color with a small quick fading head on top. The head fades out completely despite lots of visible carbonation rushing to the surface.
Smell: It has some light spice and light squash with a light fruity candy like maltiness. Overall light but balanced.
Taste / Palate: Like its aroma it has a light body with thin pumpkin pie spice and light squash like pumpkin notes. Hop flavor and bitterness are very low. The palate is light and well carbonated making it easy to drunk.
Notes: It is definitely not the most complex pumpkin beer but there are no unpleasant or off flavors. The highlight to this beer is that I could drink quite a few of these in a session unlike some of the heavier spiced pumpkin ales.
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pumpkin flesh, an interesting blend of spices, and capped with a light body that does not compromise flavor. The body isn’t pulpy or thick, and errs on the side of caution, but still offers a brisk, airy and pleasant seasonal bang.
ordybill (530) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a pumpkin, cinnamon and malt aroma, very nice
Appearance- This beer is a dark amber color with a medium sized white head.
Taste- Has a nice flavor, the pumpkin is there but not as pronounced as I like.
Palate- This beer has a medium body with moderate carbonation.
Overall- A solid pumpkin ale.