DialSquare (2311) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from CC brought up by wilkes and lynn. I’m not the biggest pumpkin brew fan, but doesn’t seem to stop me from trying them all... Bread and pumpkin pie aroma. Taste is the expected spices (highlighted by cinnamon,clove and nutmeg) with vanilla, cereal and an earthy bitterness. Everything seems pretty well balanced and covers the alcohol well enough. Again - not my favorite style - but as good a pumpkin as I’ve had.
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL. The pour is a hazy, full red with a healthy, larger yellow head. Mostly rocky with heavy, sticky lace. Looking good. Nose is rich but not just with pumpkin pie spices. Way more vanilla and whipped cream character. As it warms, subtle complexities come through like pie crust, toasted pumpkin seeds, sweet pumpkin flesh, poundcake, creamy pumpkin pie, vanilla custard. Smells like autumn without the prosaic spice medley of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg thank god. Taste- really not as heavy as you would think. A well attenuated palate allows you to demolish this beer in record time barely getting to experience the baked dessert, toasted pumpkin seeds, and pie crust. Mild spice and vanilla ice cream is there. Pretty awesome beer and what a joy to have in juxtaposition with the typical pumpkin beer onslaught of the fall.
SanfordBrewer (1382) - Sanford, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
dark earthy pumpkin, lots of cinnamon and allspice, and subtle clove. malts are rich and sweet. too much spice for me, but the character hits me more like ginger bread than pumpkin pie.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle poured into Cigar City snifter. Clean orange brown color with a little bit of head and lacing. Aroma has sweet hints of pumpkin, spice, and herb. Flavor has a nice balance between the pumpkin and cinnamon/nutmeg sweetness. Been looking forward to trying this for sometime and it didn’t disappoint.
Guest82012 (3) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I had heard good things about this one, and I was not disappointed! Best Pumpkin beer I have had. Good flavor, yet well balanced. Very smooth.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Blind Tiger for Mike’s 50th birthday extravaganza. Pours a hazed orange rouge with a thin white head. Loads of pie spice, toast and pumpkin. Smooth and toasty, malt and more pie spice. Warm malt, long spice and pie. Tasty and warm, a light chocolate note comes through on the finish.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with nice notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. This drive into a malt driven but pumpkin flavor brew that showcases the pumpkin and a cinnamon, nutmeg, light cocoa finish. A big beer.
italarican (1425) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blind Tiger in honor of Mike Eyedrinkale. Pours a burnt orange with moderate off-white head. Aroma is more butterscotch than pumpkin with a bit of spruce and bread. Flavor has plenty of butterscotch with a minor spruce presence amidst pumpkin pie. Medium body and carbonation. Pretty tasty.
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
tap at Blind Tiger for Mike’s b-day bash - nice pumpkin spice, cloves and nutmeg. Really sweet and full bodied. Nice fruity tarts with some pie crust doughiness. Full sweet finish. Very tasty.
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours light cloudy brown. Off white head. Nose/taste of all spice, pumpkin, pie crust, cinnamon and nutmeg. Medium body. Well balanced.