Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2005 My god this was a damn good pumpkin ale! Definitely the best pumpkin ale Iíve ever had. The smell, the taste theyíre so full, so strong. It really pulls you into a festive spirit, if youíre not there already. Try it out and enjoy the pumpkin and nutmeg joy of fall.
geologyguy (552) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Spicy cinnamon type flavor...but after that its pretty watery...spices are good but nothing besides that
TimsRatings (343) - - OCT 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From 12oz bottle. Pours a dark amber with little head. Cinnamon and slight nutmeg aroma. Touch-o-hops basically waters down the spiciness of the beer. Kinda weak.
Dogfish Head Punkin Ale is a much better example of a spiced pumpkin ale.
beechner224 (366) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the bottle. Aroma is full of nutmeg, with some hints of clove. No real sweetness or hop presence to speak of. Color is a nice orange-amber hue, with small white head. Flavor is strong clove, with just enough malt sweetness to balance the spices. Again, not much from the hops. Overall, this is not my favorite style, but this is a nice pumpkin beer.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Usually the one I reach for at a party, when itís down to this or non-local pumpkins. Like most, this oneís basically a perfunctory amber ale with just enough hop bite in there to provide some relief from the overwhelmingly sweet additions. Just never a style Iíve warmed to, but this oneís better than some.
maxwelldeux (2923) - Spokane, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours an amber color with almost no head. A fair amount of clove smell to this. Not as heavy on the spices as many other pumpkin beers, but still not great.
Rrauth (1070) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from foothills. Copper with head that vanishes quickly. Tastes is spice and pumpkin. Nutmeg is prevalent over any cinnamon. Not bad but I like more cinnamon.
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Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Originally reviewed: 10/27/10. This is the old version, pre-Foothills takeover. 12oz bottle, part of an autumn-themed mixed sixer. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a very thick, cloudy dark rusty amber. The thinnest of heads rests atop. Disappears quickly. Not even a ring around the edge. No lace. The nose is weak and underwhelming. The spices are muted, pumpkin is absent. Iím finding sour fruits, and syrup. Not what I expected.
The mouth is decent. Good carbonation play, and a slightly heavy finish. I donít know. This has some mild pumpkin in the flavor, but itís pretty weak. Itís more cider-y, with notes of apples and light spices. Iím not sure I would or could have another one of these. I expected more, but it was found lacking. Too bad. I wanted to like this.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Appalachian vintner. Pours a turgid orange with half an inch of khaki foam. Nice pumpkin spice on the nose. Has a nice sweetness on the tongue without it becoming too cloying. Fairly one note taste.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2011
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours a dark golden orange color thatís almost brown with a half finger off-white head that quickly fades. Not much in the way of lacing.
Tart, vinous aroma with earthy spice and an odd vegetal presence. Iím not sure if this is really old but it smells sour. Not much pumpkin or traditional autumnal characteristics.
Medium bodied with a tart, vinegar like presence up front followed by an earthy vegetal presence and zesty spice. Tastes like rotted pumpkin with more of dark fruit presence than anything. Not much pumpkin flavor or spices of a traditional beer in this style.
Ratman197 (8852) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of allspice, ginger, cinnamon, carmel and light pie crust. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of ginger, cinnamon, allspice, cvarmel and light pie crust with a smooth lingering spiced finish.