BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler thanks to LtDan. Pours with a hazy golden body and a lasting white head. The aroma is full of spices: ginger, nutmeg, even some spicy esters from the yeast. Also grassy and a bit bready. Wow, this is quite attenuated for a Pumpkin beer! Really dry, and pretty bitter as well. Spicy, bready, and kind of dull. Could use some lactose for a bit of sweetness, or a higher mashing temperature. Lively a bit thin, and very dry for a beer of this style and ABV. Drinkable though. Too attenuated for a pumpkin beer.
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Top 3 Pumpkin Ale Iíve had, lot more spice to it then the others that I prefer, I tend to lead more towards the pumkin taste for this niche beer, this has both. Quite good, the warmer she gets the more the spice comes out.
drewbeerme (3836) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks kan. Pours hazed amber wh head, n cedar, cararmel, cinnamon sticks, pumpkin. Flavor spicy pumpkin, cloves, brown sugar. Thin body. Not too shabby, alc is well hidden.
glennmastrange (2121) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Moderate bread and herb notes for the malt ad hops, musty barnyard for the yeast, with background notes of squash, nutmeg and wood. Head is average size, creamy, slightly off-white with excellent lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is muddy (from being the last pour from the tap) medium amber. Flavor starts off lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then the long finish is lightly acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a soft carbonation and a lightly alcoholic and dusty finish. Because itís not all pumpkin in the face, Iíd say this is probably my favorite version of the style.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a dark amber color with some brown and copper hues in there as well. A short lived off-white head is there as well.
S: A nice blend of spices, but not overdone. I get some nutmeg, all spice, and a hint of cinnamon. Some pumpkin aroma, more than I usually get in pumpkin beers. Some light vanilla, too.
T: Fairly well balanced in terms of all the different flavors going on. The cinnamon flavor seems to be more pronounced with the other spices sort of falling into the background. A decent amount of sweetness, mild pumpkin, and a hint of bitterness.
M: The body is medium, as is the carbonation.
D: Pumpkin ales are sort of hard to do, since the spicing can really mess them up. Iím happy that CCB has managed to keep things within reason and make for an enjoyable beer.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/23/10. On cask. Mild pale malt and real pumpkin aroma. The flavor is much the same with a bigger hint of subtle pie spices. Not bad!
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on Cask at the Proof Cigar City Night. Very thick head that took a while to disappear, a very nice looking beer with a dark amber/orange color that invites me to dip in. A very weak beginning into a a very strong aftertaste, and almost completely different than the rest of the pumpkin beers. Not as spicy as I would like but still a delicious beer. Very nice Cigar city.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ CCB. Poured a deep amber color with a medium beige head. Big squashy pumpkin notes lead in the nose followed by nutmeg, light ginger, and caramel. Medium body with ample carbonation and some stickiness. Flavor is moderately sweet, I found the spice notes dominated the brew, the pumpkin note was muted but present. Fair amount of hops bitterness in the finish.
satan165 (1018) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
snifter at brewpub. aroma is nearly smoky spice with nutmeg prevalent. lack of cinnamon as seen in every other beer of the style is a pleasant surprise. appearance is well hazed tangerine with spotty lacing and tiny film head. flavor is gritty nutmeg up front, more general spice follows. grittiness continues and booze is present.
pantanap (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cigar city good gourd. Mason jar growler from hopscotch... Pours a dark
reddish caramel with a thin light beige head... Aroma of pumpkin
flesh, light ginger and spice... Flavors are semi-sweet with an
earthy, semi-bitter pumpkin accents and more subtle spice notes. Smooth body and carbonation. Gets better as it warms, good for the style, but i found it somewhat lacking overall.