tgncc (2741) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is pumpkin, brown sugar, spices, ok. The appearance is the standard orange, white head. The flavor is caramel, pumpkin, more spicy. The finish is spices like cinnamon, nutmeg. The body is thin/medium. OK, drinkable, far from the best pumpkin ale.
mfdros (35) - , New York, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. amber orange. thin head. like pumpkin pie. the palate is slick. spiciness is in the front but isnít too much. festive. iíd have it again.
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Waterfront Ale House: decent spice note, cinnamon and cloves and savory. Bready malts, caramel. Finish is a bit grassy and dry, throwing off the balance. Decent pumpkin ale, though not great.
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - OCT 9, 2010
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks great with a nice pumpkin smell but there is nothing great about this seasonal not the best pumpkin ale that is out there
Nickls (1809) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Old BA rate - tap)
Light, clear, still orange in appearance; slightly off-white thin head. Lightly gingery; touch of malt sweetness; graham crackers; good degree of spiciness. Fresh ginger; holiday spices; not really sweet at all which was nice; drying; pumpkin pie spices shine at the end. Thinner; dry; prickly carbonation. Nice drinking; actually not all that warming and found it to be fairly refreshing, but I couldnít do this one too much
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler filled at the SFTO Apple Brandy release and consumed yesterday.
Appearance: Classic dark pumpkin body with a 1 finger off white crown that shows some retention and lace.
Smell: Really nice balanced mixture of cinnamon, brown sugar, clove, pie spice, etc. Not overwhelming, not imperial, but very nice for a standard pumpkin beer.
Taste: Absolutely the same as the nose.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and just enough carbonation.
Drinkability: Quite sessionable.
I was pleased with this pumpkin beer.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 09-24-2009
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a growler given to me by a co-worker who recently visited his hometown in NY. Pours an attractive, clear deep amber with a manilla head. Pleasant medium-intensity aroma of nutmeg and a little cinnamon. Very drinkable but with a full/bold flavor. Nice toasty caramel malt base with just the right level of sweetness. Next are notes of pumpkin pie; cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and a tinge of vanilla. Has a small presence of herbal noble hops for balance. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and moderate carbonation. Remarkably drinkable. Itís nothing you havenít had before but itís so well-done and tasty.
Lubiere (9734) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a nice pumpkin spice with sweet caramel malt. In mouth, a nice crisp malt with smooth pumpkin spices notes, not cloying, a bit oily, quaffable. Cask at Syracuse Real Ale Festival, Oct. 23 2009.
Sammy (8354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Syracuse Real Ale Festival. Medium orange colour, average mouthfeel. Interesting carbonation with nice, understated spices.
beerbill (3324) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler filled at the brewery and consumed the next day. Pours a clear orange amber with a moderate linen white head that faded by the second sip and left scant lace. Pleasant aroma of malt, pumpkin, cinnamon and allspice. The flavor is malt, pumpkin, cinnamon and allspice and noticeably absent of any brown sugar. This is not a sweet beer, and is fact, more on the dry side. Mild-moderate bitterness at the finish. Very easy to drink. Well crafted.