unclemattie (4304) - Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Capitol Hill.
Light amber color, white head. No carbonation. A bit more fuller bodied than the other Capitol City beers, to not allow force carbonation. The bartender / day manager informed me that this beer was brewed with 100lbs. of cooked pumpkin in the kettle. Aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavor has a nice toasted squash flavor lingering in the finish along with pumpkin spices. Allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg. Medium bodied.
26 Oct 09.
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Cap Hill) Frothy beige head atop murky copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, clove, allspice/nutmeg. Taste is medium sweet, clove, nutmeg, some allspice, ginger. Light-mediun body, light effervescence.
pivo (2610) - GERMANY - MAR 17, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was dissappointing. Served ice cold with a butterscotch nose after letting it warm a little. Copper color and low clingy head. Cough syrup flavor, some spices (cinnamon). Leaves a sugar coating on the lips. Oily mouth feel. Medium body. Not so good overall. My own Pumkinator homebrew was better....
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells strongly of pumpkin and pumpkin spice. Even pours to the color of a pumpkin, albeit a pumpkin with virtually no head. The taste has quite a bit of pumpkin in it, although it comes close to being overpowered by strong spices. The fatal flaw in an otherwise perfect beer is the extreme dryness and pucker factor that comes with the excessive spice, leading one to need a glass of water to go with the beer. Good with dessert, but don't drink it alone.