Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of BMan1113VR. Hazy golden pour. Soapy smell mixed with floral. Kinda soured notes as well. Smooth flavor with light tastes. Edge of pumpkin spice but slightly watered. Finishes a little floral. Hello DC!
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handbottle at BMan1113vr’s dallas tasting. Pours golden orange with a nice bubbly head. Nose is sweet . Taste is nice with a good pumpkin vibe.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Draft at the Capitol Hill location. Aroma is nice roasted pumpkin, some toasted bread, sweet malt and a nice kick of pumpkin pie spice. Flavor is similar, some good pumpkin notes and spice notes with nothing being to overwhelming. nice autumn seasonal.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is pumpkin concentrate, cloves, brown sugar. Taste is light spice, yams, brown sugar, lightly hoppy.
IrishBoy (4002) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from dkachur! Thanks, for my last state/DC rating to complete the US! Nose is heavy with pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. Cloudy orange with a medium yellowish beige head. Flavor is pumpkin pie with some bitterness that does show through. Finish is lightly bitter. Not my favorite pumpkin ale but quite decent!
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler thanks to bman1113vr. Hazy orange with small white head. Aroma is cinnamon, pumpkin, spices. Flavor is light pumpkin, somewhat nutmeg and cinnamon spice, with a some large bitterness and astringency on the back end. Decent amount of little bubbles.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler dkachur. Thanks for the DC rate (and, yes, Dallas Crew, I did handbottle you some). Hazy orange pour with a slowly fading off-white head. Good lace. Spice, eggnog, soap, pumpkin cookie aroma. Taste is dry and a bit bitter/astringent finish. Spicy and wheaty. Nutmeg. Decent. Dry mouthfeel, medium bubbles.
radagast83 (6119) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance was an moderately hazy full orange color with a small head. Aroma full of pumpkin spice, with notes of pumpkin pie spices: cinnamon, nutmeg. Pumpkin taste, again, with the associated pumpkin pie flavors. Not the best pumpkin beer I’ve had, but certainly the best new one of the season and something to pick out if you like such things if you see it on tap.
Drake (11172) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The name makes me think this should be a pumpkin doppelbock. That concept intrigues me. Sampled on draft at the Shirlington brewpub. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is very spicy with cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg. Actually reminiscent of eggnog. Also notes of lime and pumpkin. Taste is a very similar spice mix to the aroma along with pumpkin. Slightly tart finish. Medium bodied.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of billab914. Pours copper with a reddish tint and a lasting, tan head. Smells of spice, caramel, some citrus, sweet. Tastes of fresh pumpkins, some spicy elements, light citrus, earthy. Full bodied and enjoyable.