JohnnyJ (4728) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange pour, frothy small off-white head. Pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and caramel malt. It doesnít stand out too much as a pumpkin ale, but it is a little less sweet the typical, which is a good thing.
mar (4984) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
growler thanks to ericandersnavy. orange, cream head. pumpkin, spices, nutmeg, and caramel. thick palate, flavor is spices, nutmeg, pumpkin, and caramel finish.
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2011 Growler from the brewery. Let me start off by saying that Iím generally not a big fan of the fall themed pumpkin and Oktoberfest beers. Probably my least favorite season for beer. So, with that said... pumpkin spice nose with nutmeg and cinnamon standing out but not an over-powering aroma. Hay and caramel round out the scent. Deep amber color with a very thin head that doesnít stick around. I gave it a few aggressive swirls to bring something back. For what itís worth, the second pour (yep, went for a second pour of this!) maintained a thin frothy head so perhaps intially poured too cold. Surprisingly, I didnít find this to be too sweet. Thereís a roasty element to the flavor that I rather enjoyed with some bitterness. The pumpkin flavor is not overdone and the usual pumpkin pie spices are here. Once again, cinnamon and nutmeg come to my mind. Straw and grassy notes mix in. Thereís a bit of alcohol that creeps in towards the finish but Iíd say the drinkability is good with this one for what it is. If someone were looking to be floored with sweet pumpkin pie flavors then they might be disappointed. I kind of thought this tasted like a Pumpkin Ale and Strong Amber hybrid. Again, I usually avoid these beers when they hit the shelves (or in this case the tap) but hereís one Iím glad I tried and overall I thought was pretty good. Heck, I had two glasses of it.
blutt59 (6090) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ambere orange with no foam on the pour and aromas of holiday spices and pumpkin , flavor is pumpkin spice, caramel and malt, finish is somewhat herbal
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got this in a 32oz growler from my boy Matt (50belair) - thanks dude!
Nice mostly clear orange colored pour. Some decent dense foamy white head. Aroma is a nice blend of fall spices - nutmeg, cinnamon, etc. The flavor is more of the same but just bolder and with the added hint of pumpkin. Very very tasty - this is EASILY one of my favorite pumpkin beers.
Carbonation is spot on and it has a nice balanced mouthfeel - not too thin, not too syrupy. The 9% is hidden amazingly well making this very drinkable.
Would LOVE to try this again sometime...
jjuf1853 (1251) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2012 Draft at World of Beer (Carrollwood, FL). Very nice pumpkin beer. Tons of pumpkin and spice in the aroma and flavor. Be careful though, this one packs a punch!
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler thanks to Hopscotch. Pours orange brown with no head... Aroma is nutmeg, cinnamon and a whole bunch of thanksgiving...Flavor is pumpkin spices and a slight bitterness..One of the better pumpkin beers I have had.
JoeTheYounger (1155) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared by duffmansw Golden orange pour, not much head. Aroma is nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, candied yams. Taste is similar with lots of spices and alcohol. Good carb. Very tasty.
Pailhead (5330) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler: The aroma consists of moderate nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, and graham cracker. It pours a transparent amber with a small off-white head that leaves spotty lacing. The flavor starts with brown sugar, nutmeg, and pumpkin. The finish has moderate cinnamon and light graham cracker. Absolutely no hint of 9.9% ABV in aroma or flavor. Medium bodied with lively, but somewhat soft, carbonation. If you like pumpkin beers, this is definitely worth seeking out.
AmEricanbrew (6177) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber color/ fleeting biege head. Mild fall spice, pumpkin flesh, caramel aromas. medium bodied. Lightly dry, astringent fall spice flavors with a mild canned pumpkin taste. Not rich nor sweet like the better brews of this style. 12 oz snifter@CCB