muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours amber/copper with a minimal white head. Aroma is cinnamon, and, well basically it smells like pumpkin pie. If only the flavor matched. Instead, it falls flat into a watery mash of pumpkin, spice, and unbalanced hops. Not terrible, but not as tasty as the aroma would lead you to believe.
NachlamSie (2808) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draught. Pours a bright copper hue with a small white head. The aroma is full and contains scents of sugary-sweet cinnamon, pumpkin, barley, and nutmeg. This is fairly dry in the mouth and on the thin side regarding mouthfeel. Good mix of cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg. It all comes together very nicely and isn’t cloying. As a matter of fact, I might ask for a bit more. It seems like this should have a notch more intensity or something a little extra beyond the veil of pumpkin pie to be awesome. Outstanding session-type quaff, though.
jrob21 (2666) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Barelys in Asheville. First pumpkin brew of the season and really nice. The spice was true pumpkin and not overpowering. I love the special beers from here until the end of the year.
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a subtle but tasty rendition of the seasonal pumpkin ale. I prefer a heavy pumpkin ale, but I will admit this beer did a good job of tasting good, yet carrying that fine pumpkin undertone. Very well done. Clap Clap Clap.
legion242 (2266) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy brown orange. Minimal head. Nose of tons of pumpkin and spice. Very nice. Full bodied with pumkin and spice at the front, the middle and the back. Very good and heavy on the spice like I like it.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 17, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Poured a murky iced tea color with a large tan head that quickly diminished. The aroma was of spices and nutmeg, maybe some slight roastedness. The flavor was unbelievable spices and malts. Medium body. I could easily see this one with a slice of pie after a Thanksgiving dinner!
BeerandBlues2 (10041) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at 11th Southern Brewers Festival in Chattanooga. Pours cloudy nutty ruby burnt orange, well like roasted pumpkin flesh, with a quickly disappearing tan head. Pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg) and malt (grain, meal) and yeast (dough) aromas, slightly roased pumpkin notes. Spiced pumpkin malt flavor with a sour acidic hop yeasty finish. Medium bodied and fizzy palate. This is easily my favorite pumpkin ale.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2005
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. This ale should be served with cool whip. Strong pumpkin pie aroma. Orange amber in color. Good cinnamon flavor with a surprising smoothness. I haven’t had a pumpkin ale this good since Adler-brau in Appleton.
apost8n8 (123) - USA - OCT 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best Pumpkin Ale ever. Most pumpkin ales just taste like their IPA brother with pumpkin extract but this had a flavor and complexity all its own. More than pumpkin pie in a glass.
UNCCTF (494) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer in Charlotte. This is by far the best pumpkin beer I’ve had. Lots of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg in both the aroma and the flavor. Finish isn’t too sweet, either. GREAT beer! I sure with CVBC bottled their great brews.