Tmoney99 (11075) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at KBJ 2009.
Poured a orange color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy spicy tart pumpkin aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy spice and pumpkin sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
Good seasonal beer.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the 13th Annual Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Amber red, beige cover. Aroma is all spice, caramel. Taste is more spice, cinnamon, caramel, bready, too much spice overwhelms.
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazed orange pour with white head and lace. Aroma of pumpkin pie spice. Pumpkin pie flavor with a large finish of clove. Medium bodied with foamy carbonation. Not a bad beer at all.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Poured a clear orange/amber color with a small off white head. Aroma of spices and pumpkin, with caramel notes. Flavor was heavy pumpkin, with a slight bit of spice.
Bella68 (42) - Alabama, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Barley’s Taproom in Asheville. I think everyone about summed this up pretty well below, but I would like to add that my first impression was "chai tea". Very good pumpkin ale.
Hank1980 (945) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Poured amber orange clear with a small head. Nose is pumpkin, spice, and caramel. Taste is nice and heavy on the pumpkin, with spice and sweetness accompanying nicely. Finish is spiced. Mouth is medium smooth.
argo0 (11637) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Brewgrass08) Clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, allspice, light ginger, clove. Taste is medium sweet, pumpkin pie, some allspice. Watery light-medium body.
OldGrowth (2755) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pint @ Barley’s. Great aroma, Pumpkin pie basically, caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Orangy red color, little to no head or lace. Sweet spiced flavor, like aroma in everyway. Medium body, lite creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish. Very good pumpkin.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Brewgrass Festival. I don’t generally like pumpkin beers because the spices are too intense and I don’t really like my beer to taste like pumpkin pie. But this was a surprise. Orange/copper poor. Not a huge head by any means. Bitter cinnamon and nutmeg as well as pumpkin on the nose, but somehow the balance seemed to work. I liked it. Caramel and malt as well, but not overly sweet. Not sure what to say... a surprisingly tasty beer for me.
Riccardi50 (18) - Montreat, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Barley’s Taproom - The past 2 year this hasn’t been that great of a batch from Catawba, but whenever they decide to get their act together and stop messing around with the ingredients, this is the best pumpkin ale I’ve ever had.