yespr (29418) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is nutmeg, cardemomme and cinnamon spiced. Toasted malty, spiced and light caramelish. Bitter, herbal and dry finish.
Ungstrup (28228) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
GABF 2007. A slightly hazy golden beer with a lazing white head. The aroma is sweet malty with spicy notes of cinnamon and more mixing in with notes of pumpkin. The flavor is sweet malty with spicy notes of cinnamon mixing with notes of pumpkin. The body is light. Not my thing with pumpkin in beer.
anders37 (15297) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy pumpkin aroma. Fruity malty spicy pumpkin and caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel pumpkin finish.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a clear bright orange body with a small white head. Aroma of pumpkin and sweet potato. Flavor of pumpkin, caramel malt, and light clove.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Great Pumpkin
Date: September 17, 2011
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: big sweet malt aroma, pumpkin pulp, lots of spices, cinnamon and clove with light nutmeg
Flavor: sweet pumpking flavor, lots of spices, pretty much follows the aroma, light bitterness follows the spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
brokensail (9806) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The beer pours the expected copper color with a finger of off-white head.
S: A rather subtle pie spice aroma, which is kind of surprising. Just a touch of vanilla along with pumpkin, toasted malt, and toffee. There are a couple spices that do come through a bit more, namely nutmeg and cinnamon.
T: Fairly sweet with a strong toasted malt and toffee flavor. Like the aroma, a good dosing of nutmeg and cinnamon with a hint of vanilla and pumpkin. Again, it is certainly spiced, but not overly so.
M: The body and carbonation are both medium.
O: Seems the folks at Cambridge are pretty adept at brewing pumpkin beers.
Leighton (9617) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Sander’s place in NYC. Pours slightly cloudy orange-amber with a fine white head. Some faint pumpkin and spice in the nose, with lightly toasted malts. Flavor is light to medium sweet, some light bread, mild spiciness, slight tang, light bitterness. Medium bodied with very lively. Alright balance in the finish, a bit of pumpkin character in the aftertaste, light leafy bitterness, light nutmeg, mildly sweet. I’d say this beer is a little bit past its prime, but the heart is still there. Even still, it’s just an OK beer.
Lubiere (9299) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden amber ale with a thin white head. A pleasant aroma of pumpkin spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. In mouth, a good malt with light spices, nice and balanced. On tap at brewpub Oct. 11 2008.
JoeMcPhee (8152) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazed orange pour with a tight white head. The nose is lightly spicy with a soft nutmeg/clove over a little bit of pumpkin flesh flavour. A soft touch of wheaty flavour on the back. Soft malt with a distinct Maris Otter biscuity base underneath. Pretty lovely stuff really.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Kinsale Irish Pub, Boston MA, 2 October 2009. Amber colour. Fairly dry and firm. Biscuity malt in evidence. Some diacetyl on the nose. Subtle spice aroma but doesn’t carry through too intrusively on the palate. Result is a nicely balanced, drinkable pumpkin ale, rather than a spice bomb as is often the case. As I’m not a big fan of of those spice bombs this suited me fine. If you prefer a more spicy style you might find this too restrained.