Beerman6686 (5377) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This poured a medium to lighter orange color with an offwhite head. Aroma was of pale and caramel malt, very light pumpkin spices too. Flavor was light pumpkin flesh and spices, not much presence, some caramel malt, and butery diacetyl.
drfabulous (4906) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce thanks to Ernesto987. First pumpkin beer in some time. Spicy. Nutmeg. Pumpkin. About what I expect from the style.
yespr (35937) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap at Sunset Grill. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is nutmeg and cardemomme spiced, somewhat caramelish too. Spiced, dry, slight herbal and caramelish. Dry and spiced finish.
jgb9348 (5114) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice slightly hazy bronze tinted copper and amber body with a thin, fast-dying off-white head. Aroma of spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel, malt, toffee and a touch of clove and yeast - very nice and fragrant. Medium-bodied; Dense, heavy mouthful with a lot of spices and a good dose of pumpkin and squash. Some toffee and nuttiness on the back end with a definite show of spice and sweetness. Aftertaste is a bit one-dimensional with the squash and spice flavours (predominately nutmeg) coming through. Overall, a nice pumpkin beer and definitely one of the better ones I’ve had - still not amazing and worth drinking all fall long, but this is a good one and should be sampled if you can find it! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from the Lebanese Taverna Market in Arlington, Virginia on 02-October-2011 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 23-October-2011.
smith4498 (3266) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours cloudy brownish orange color with off white head. Aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg and graham crackers. Tasted like pumpkin pie with some Robitussin mixed in. Medum body with moderate carbonation. Not one of the better pumpkin beers.
Lubiere (11225) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden amber ale with a thick creamy light mocha head. In aroma, a nice perfumey malt with light pot pourri, ginger and savoury herbs. In mouth, a nice herbal malt with earthy notes, ginger, cloves, all nice and well balanced, light mineral finale. On tap at Meadhall, Oct. 10 2011.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cute label. Deep copper Orange color. There is sweet malt, spicy hops and and light pumpkin spice in the aroma. Malty with spice like hops followed by just a bit of pumpkin spice. Spicy is the overall take away, and earthy. Medium mouthfeel and semidry finish. Not too bad.
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. I usually shy away from pumpkin beers, but this was offered at a party so I couldn’t resist. First and foremost, this is a quality ale with a pleasant hop/malt mix that pours a clear, amber color. Its medium body is fortified with spice and pumpkin flavors, but nothing too overdone. This beer is a rarity among pumpkin beers; one that is possible to enjoy if you want more than one.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Ernesto987. Bronze in color with a small, tightly packed white head. Light pumpkin aroma with some clove showing up. Maybe some red apple in there too. Flavor is pumpkin with some spice showing up in the finish. Slight burn from the clove spice, but really it doesn’t add a whole lot to the flavor of this beer. Maybe a touch thin on the palate. I like my pumpkin beers to be aggressively spiced, and this is nothing like that.
obguthr (4659) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Coffee, pumpkin, kibble, and clove nose. Odd. Cloudy copper, medium yellow head, good lacing. Coffee and kibble flavor. Quite grainy, with a healthy amount of ceereal. The coffee notes are weird and I’ve never found them in a pumpkin ale before. There are some pumpkin notes, but this beer is all about kibble. Low spice, low pumpkin for the style. Not a bad beer though.