radagast83 (5417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Capitol Hill Location. Appearance was an light orange color with a small head. I’m not sure how it poured as I was in a booth and not at the bar when it was poured).
Aroma is spice, with notes of cinnamon, and other spices. Others who consumed the beer at the table agreed that the beer did not have a strong pumpkin taste in and of itself but that it wasn’t bad. Had many similiarities to beers that I would more closely associate with a holiday (Christmas) beer.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sample, Capitol Hill Location. Pours a clear amber color with a tannish head. Aroma is malty with a bit of cinnamon as well. Taste is slight cinnamon up front with an empty watery finish at the end. Why can’t most microbrews make a good pumpkin ale?
3fourths (8495) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Listed simply as Pumpkin Ale at Cap City Union Station. Amber copper and clear. I imagine the base beer is the Amber Waves, since it essentially smells and tastes exactly like it - wet and oily cheap malt extract syrup, overly sweet and simple, with a banal yeast numbness and a moderately heavy dose of what I can only describe as synthetic pumpkin flavoring that would probably taste better in holiday cider or on ice cream.
OldMrCrow (2114) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at the brewpub.
Pours a hazy cloudy cider with a decent head. Spicy aroma, some funk; the flavor is like a bad American saison that someone tried to cover over with a genereous dose of pumpkin pie spices. Enough said!
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft... Downtown D.C. location... Listed as Pumpkin Ale on the chalk board... Clear golden ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Terrific retention. Smells like holiday spices. The flavor is malty and spicy. Hopped and spiced just well enough to avoid cloying sweetness. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Mildly bitter, spicy finish.
TheBeerGod (5496) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Called the Pumpkin Ale and sampled at bother locations in DC. The first time served with nothing on the rim and the second time with a rin consisting of honey and cinnamon. Better without the addition to the rim, IMHO. Hazed orange amber. Small whitish head. Nose is pumpkin, light spice (clove, light nutmeg, and cinnamon), and light sweet malts. Taste is faint pumpkin notes and spice with mild maltiness and dried furits. Body id light and a bit on the thin side. Finishes with more dried fruits, light spice, and sweetened malts. Bit of a let-down.
jde123 (766) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of the better selections on tap at the capital hill location. Served up orange and bubbly with a disgusting ooze of cinnamon and sugar smeared around the lip of the glass. I didn’t like that one bit and promptly wiped it off. The sugar edge smear also left a sitcky residue on the rest of the glass, making for an unpleasant situation. The beer itself, however was one of the better pumpkin ales I have had, and despite its serving problems was quite good!
argo0 (11957) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(served with rim of cinnamon and sugar) Hazy amber body topped by creamy beige head, leaves lovely lacing. Aroma is cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg. Taste is moderately sweet, pumpkin, nutmeg, finishing with some cola. Watery light-medium body. Kind of a frufru drink.