Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
THOUGHTS: Pretty bland compared to the current norm, but this must have been a real shocker in the 80s. Definitely a beer first and then a pumpkin flavored beverage second. Almost more of savory pumpkin flavor than most.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a light, orangey amber with nice carbonation and an average, slightly off-white head that mostly diminished and left virtually no lacing. The aroma contained light caramel; very light hops; hints of brown sugar; hints of pumpkin pie spices; and a cross between fruity and vegetal pumpkin. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet, lightly bitter and slightly sour with a short duration. There was light caramel malt, sour and vegetal pumpkin, sweet an fruity pumpkin, and slight pumpkin pie spices (if any spice stood out it might have been ginger). The light to medium body was watery and then dry with fizzy carbonation and a dry finish.
JStax (3996) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour. The beer is a darker copper color. Clear. White head. The aroma has nice levels of nutmeg and a good sweetness. More mild spice. Good graham cracker notes. Medium body and medium carbonation.
TizzleJizzle (741) - Garland, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Sweet autumn aroma. Poured a slightly unfiltered deep amber color with a beige head and nice head retention. Taste of cinnamon, spice, pumpkin, and clove. Average carbonation, medium body. Slightly unpleasant lingering spice on the palate in my opinion. All in all though, one of the best smelling pumpkin beers around with a not too shabby flavor to boot. Cheers
Fatehunter (1766) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours two fingers of head on a dark body.
The aroma is brown sugar, smoke, pumpkin and milk.
The taste is bread and mild spice.
The texture is thicker and smooth.
ozzy70 (213) - - AUG 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours orange/amber with diminishing white head. Aroma of pumpkin and spices. Taste, pumpkin flavor and spices.
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Terrific pumpkin beer with great aftertaste and smoothness that is wonderful in the fall.
ordybill (772) - 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.
willisread (1117) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Aromas of pumpkin pie, clove, cinnamon all present on the nose. Average carbonation but texture is a little too thin. Light to medium body and slightly sweet on the palate. Just OK.
superspak (3627) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 11/13/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of pumpkin, toasted biscuit, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and solid complexity of bready malt, pumpkin, and spice notes; with solid strength. Taste of pumpkin, toasted biscuit, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, toasted biscuit, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and solid robustness of bready malt, pumpkin, and spice flavors; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is ok. A little watered down feeling in mouthfeel, but not bad. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very solid pumpkin ale. All around good balance and solid robustness/complexity of bready malt, pumpkin, and spice flavors; and very smooth to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.
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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conway (2109) - - JAN 10, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Allspice, pumpkin and cinnamon candle. Thin. Not very tasty. Definitely not something I would drink again.