ScipioA (401) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I work a few blocks away from the brewpub, but we really only go there for after-work things in the fall. This beer is the reason why. A Kendall Square tradition. It pours a fitting hazy orange, and has a fairly meh aroma, bits of spice here and there. Very tasty in spite of this, sweet with lots of spice and some gourdiness to it. On tap from the brewpub, drank alongside a year-old barrel aged version. The fresh stuff is a bit better.
DrSilverworm (8884) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Labeled 4.4%. Mostly clear orange color. Thin, sort of bubbly off-white head. No lace sticks. Lighter body. Smooth, lighter kind of soft, crisp carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Good hearty pumpkin aroma, light on the spice. Light hop. Light to moderate bitter taste, not as sweet as expected, more of a dry taste. Very solid light pumpkin ale, one of the best Iíve tried at the sub-6% level. A session pumpkin ale that
I can handle, not too sweet at all (drank the whole bottle myself without issue). I normally only really enjoy stronger pumpkin beers, but this one managed to satisfy! Very well-balanced and authentic-tasting.
Bacterial (2368) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice autumn seasonal. Dark amber with a nice white head. Great balance of pumpkin, slight spice and solid ale character.
hfmejias (1082) - Dover, Delaware, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured hazy, orange with about half an inch of white head. Aroma of spices, pumpkin and malts some yeast in there too; super nice. Taste is sweet, spicy (clove) and quite earthy very balanced. Nice seasonal beer very enjoyable.
Damico (2983) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours unclear orange amber with a white head. Aroma of amber malts and spices. Flavor brings zesty malt flavors and some subtle spice.
mcox90 (1720) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Batch 03, Sept 2012. Pours a hazy orange, reminescent of an actual pumpkin, with a 1/2" of creamy off white head. Real pumpkin aroma with complimentary spice scents which do not attempt to dominate. Taste is ever so slightly sweet. More pumpkin balanced nicely with light spice and a bit of hoppiness. Easy to drink and smooth. Spices linger on the tongue. Nicely done.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this brew a few times, my favorite being from a firkin at a local brew fest. It was just awesome from a cask. One of my favorite pumpkin seasonal I look forward to it every year. Try it on cask if you can
auerbrau (3194) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Barleyfest - Hadley, MA. Classic minty nose that seems to emerge from the gentle use of cinnamon combined with pumpkin. Immediately the spiced sugars come out with the meaty and hearty tooth of pumpkin flesh. Thankfully, the spices are restrained and this is good. Not Selinís Grove good, but leagues above most pumpkin beers. Good body, nice spicing, and a rich flavor base. A nip sweet. If I like a pumpkin beer it must be good, because I largely loathe spiced beers.
thirdeye11 (5850) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bomber thanks to jleblanc) Clearish deep amber, ring of tiny tan bubbles. Nose of pumpkin, spices, pumpkin pie filling, not super rich but definitely noticeable, sweet potato/yam, a touch of brown sugar, and light lager-style yeast. Is this a lager? Tastes like one with its earthy notes in the taste, alongside muted pumpkin mash, nutmeg and cinnamon, clove, spicy, an interesting take on a pumpkin beer, but the feel of forced carbonation takes away from what could be a really creamy body. A good pumpkin that I would seek out again though.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange gold. Good pumpkin, nutmeg and toast on the nose. Medium-bodied, well balanced palate with great pumpkin flavors and no sweetness.