Slipstream (2193) - USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Dave. Bland aroma, but decent flavor - malty, with some clove and allspice. Pretty mellow, with a dry finish. Good overall - could be a nice session brew.
Ron (2912) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a thin creamy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of pumpkin spices, caramel and toasted malts, The taste is pumpkin, pumpkin spice and herbal notes. Medium bodied.
ElGaucho (2285) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at TriBeCa tavern. Aroma isn't all that. And body is crystal clear like a window. But flavor is spot on. Like a light version of pumpking. Excellent.
e303 (197) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to pint glass. Nice looking beer with a decent head. Aroma is pumpkin pie spices and malt. Taste is malt forward with lingering clove and all spice. Good stuff.
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pineypower (2689) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a lightly reddish amber color with a small white head. Aroma is of pumpkin spice, lots of clove, ginger, nutmeg, and light carmelly bread. Taste is much the same, a little heavy handed on the spices, especially the clove and nutmeg as there is a decent amount of spice hanging on your palate.
Beerdedone (2901) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours orange amber with a thin white head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin spices. Flavor of pumpkin spices, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
kaser (3793) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Shortys in New York. Amber with hardly any head. Tastes like pumkin pie. I can't tell the difference between these pumpkin ales
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ar: Sweet, toasted malt - pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg and cinnamon stand out.
Ap: Orange, slightly hazy - small white head with low retention, leaves a thin ring and almost no covering of foam.
T: Malty-sweet up front with caramel and toasted notes - some light sweetness - cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove - low bitterness - mildly numbing spice lingers on the finish with malty backbone.
P: Medium body with high carbonation - finish is dry.
Solid, sessionable pumpkin beer - nothing extraordinary or special about this example, but it is well-made and tasty.
EithCubes (5206) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose is earthy natural pumpkin with some spice, touch of whipped cream on top. Hazy amber-copper body with slow carbonation and a sudsy beige head. Taste is relatively dry, medium-full body that’s nicely malty with some actual malt depth, spices are light and the natural pumpkin is actually allowed to come through. Crisp and refreshing, there’s a little bit of harshness in the finish, but otherwise clean. Low bitterness but enough to strike a good balance. Seems like a simple recipe with simple results, but I know how hard these are to pull off, especially considering almost no one does, but this seems like the most natural, organic thing. One of the best you’ll find out there!
KyotoLefty (7339) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Wegmans. Spicy nose-cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin. Orange-amber color with a fine head. Creamy, spicy pumpkin flavor, some caramel, bitter spice finish. Not all that good.