leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells like nutmeg, tastes spicy, clean/crisp finish, easy drinking but full bodied.
legion242 (2163) - 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.
Riccardi50 (17) - 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.
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.
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!
jrob21 (2486) - 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.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
SMA Holiday beer fest. Draught. Small head, brownish slightly hazy appearance. Strong pumpkin with typical pumpkin pie type spices (ginger, clove, cinnamon, etc...). Full palate with good soft-sweet finish. Like pumpkin pie, a good dessert beer with a creamy body.
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.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at barleys, Asheville. poured a dark amber with a small white head.Lots of aroma dancing on my nose.Fresh hot pumpkin pie with all the spices. Flavor was the same.Nutmeg, pumpkin pie and cinnamon.Flavor left me wanting whipped cream to finish it off.
decaturstevo (4964) - 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.