fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at the brewpub, Downtown location
Hazy golden color. Light cinnamon aroma. It has a weak body, poor flavor, a bit soapy, with light cinnamon touch; dry final, the bitterness is a bit harsh then. Poor.
MiP (13998) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Saftevand aroma. Hazy grey amber colour. Small white head. Mildly spicy pumkpin pie spice flavour. Well-balanced, not too sweet.
bu11zeye (12096) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Growler, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Flavor of pumpkin, Tang, nutmeg, and clove.
argo0 (11888) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (10496) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Capitol City - Capitol Hill. Pours hazy amber with a medium, creamy beige head, medium retention and good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel), light hops (woody), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of cinnamon, raisins, nutmeg, ginger, and vegetables. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel), light hops (woody), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of cinnamon, raisins, nutmeg, ginger, and vegetables. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry finish.
Drake (9999) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7894) - 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.
blipp (6615) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours hazy amber with a thin off white head. Toasted malty base, lighter spices, nutmeg, and light pumpkiny sweetness. The finish is malty, with just a hint of floral hops. Pretty good.
Cletus (6354) - 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.
radagast83 (5363) - 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.