kopher (592) - New York, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice spices in the aroma and some malt. flavor is a bit tart almost, a bit of malt but kinda watery. this is a decent pumpkin, doesn’t have the artificial character of many others, but could use more malt and body.
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in NYC, courtesy of jtclockwork. Pours clear, deep gold with a small, foamy head. Pleasant sweet pumpkin aroma, hints of cinnamon. Medium sweet flavor, toasty bread, lots of autumnal spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, good pumpkin character. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish, further nutmeg, plenty of juicy pumpkin, some brown sugar, toasted malts. A classic pumpkin beer.
BrewBoxer (1884) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. transparent brown olor, darl. not much body and head too it. standard doughey, bready pumpkin taste buta little mre flavorful. decent, but not my favorite
jcartamdg (1876) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brownish copper with no head. Aroma of sweet malts and slight pumpkin spice. Taste follows, not bad but not in the top five pumpkin ales
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sneaks2210 (46) - New York, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear orange-amber with a thin white head. Fresh pumpkin and spices like nutmeg and cinnamon in the aroma. Also some light cracker and brown sugar notes. The taste is kind of herbal. Definitely picking up the fresh pumpkin and spices with a touch of caramel and bitter hops. The mouthfeel is on the light side with moderate carbonation. A little light on the pumpkin flavor but still very easy to drink.
jtclockwork (7956) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber brown with light off white head. Nose/taste of pumpkin puree, nutmeg, spice, pumpkin pie crust, sweet malt and cinnamon. Medium body.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at the brewery. 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. Nice beer,
rlgk (10082) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear amber beer witha quite nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy spicy aroma, pumpkin, grapes, pepper, maybe some ginger, caramel, clove, hay, yeasty notes. Spicy flavor, pumpkin, clove, roasted, caramel notes, hops, bready notes, yeasty, some citrus and plum. Nicely balanced, and with a discreet hop finish, spicy, clove and some pumpkin.
jkwood04 (3787) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Aroma of pumpkin, caramel malts, and floral hops. Flavor like a good pumpkin ale. Average texture. A good pumpkin beer.
davey101 (653) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Super fresh seeing as its only mid-August.
A - Typical dark yet clear brown body. Two finger high off white head settles down to a patchy cap. Almost no lacing or retention to speak of.
S - Roasted pumpkin, light bready malts, a touch of english style hops, smooth spices on the finish with just a hint of brown sugar sweetness.
T - Amazingly this has pumpkin flavor to it. Roasted pumpkins with a slight vegetal quality to it, light spices, and a great balance of bready caramel malts and ever so bitter english hops. A great deal of flavor, but it disappears quickly. Mouth feel is medium to light with a crisp carbonation.
O - This beer does seem to do things a bit differently than most pumpkin ales. Like other reviewers have noted, this is basically a session ale. A great REAL pumpkin flavor that is never too spicy or sweet. Perfect beer for the transition from summer into fall.