nickd717 (3587) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to westcoastbeerlvr on BA. Pours a great
bright clear orangish amber red color with a lasting one inger plus
white head. The aroma is pumpkin and spice, surprise surprise, with
maybe even a slight bretty note alhough itís subtle, with sweet malt.
The flavor has sweet caramel malt, well balanced pumpkin and nutmeg
and cardamom, and a dry finish. Medium body with fairly lively
carbonation. Pretty solid pumpkin ale overall, good for Cisco from
what Iíve had.
auerbrau (3180) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bottle. Nice mint and lightly aromatic pumpkin spice. Obviously with a bit of hop leaf right out front. Pours a very clear even orange, with a whitish head. Flavors are very nice. Fresh pumpkin pie with restrained spices and complimenting minty hop flavors. Earthy and starchy pumpkin is a little buried, but the spices hold back enough to allow malts to come through. Well built. Just shy an ethereal character that would it into the other world category (a la Selinís Grove).
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked this one up at Gordonís.
Pours a deep, clear copper with a thick creamy beige head that lingered just a little and left some spots of foam on the sides while settling in as a thin collar.
The aroma is, not surprisingly, heavy on the spices with lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and pie spices in general. There is some sweet pumpkin and sugary malts as well.
The taste starts out with the initial pumpkin spice kick, heavy on the nutmeg this time with cinnamon in the background. The malts form a solid backbone and the finish is spicy and sweet all in one.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of carbonation and spicy and dry on the palate.
This is a very good pumpkin beer and one of the best ones Iíve had this season. Highly recommended.
MaBeer1972 (1374) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2011 A deep amber brew with that characteristic Cisco yeast in suspension. Highly spiced aroma. Flavors are well spiced, especially the clove, but the spice also comes from some hops. Sweet malty and pumpkin backbone. Well done. 2011 update: now in 12 oz bottles. This one seems to be very roasty - sort of like roasted pumpkin seeds. I like it! (slight uptick warranted)
BroSpud (1754) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at Julioís NE Beer Festival. I liked this one but canít provide much more detail than that as it was towards the end of a many a sampling at the fest.
thornecb (4591) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold into a shaker. Bright white head recedes to skim surface. Pumpkin and nutmeg aromas. Thin- to medium-bodied with spiced pumpkin bread upfront turning to toasted hops in the lasting bitter finish.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first LIF win! Thanks to corey0212 for this one.
A- Very foggy, robust pumpkin colored body. Head fades quickly. completely.
S- Spices are dominant in the nose. Pumpkins (of course) are behind this with a bit of a biscuty overtone.
T-Cinnamon spice and nutmeg upfront and a nice moderate strength pumpkin background. The finish adds a shade of roasted bitterness as the end of the spices come through.
P-Medium carbonation and medium-weight body that is quite smooth.
O- This is really good pumpkin ale. Has to be up in my top 3 with ST and Weyerbacher. I like my pumpkin ales on the spicy side. It was a great opportunity to try this!
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-16-2008 00:52:57
MeadMe (1332) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to markwise for this one.
A: Pours a nice dark shade of orange with a small cream colored head. No real retention or lace.
S: Aromas of mostly spice. Hints of pumpkin, and a dash of roast.
T: Fairly heavily spiced, pumpkin, light bready malt, and a bit of a chemical taste.
M: Medium in body, fairly smooth.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of markwise. Pours an orange amber color with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and spicy with notes of ginger, cinnamon, pumpkin, wet perm, caramel, apples. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, apples, nutmeg. Medium body with a spicy finish.
markwise (4544) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to jayli for this one in a BIF. Pours amber orange with an off-white head. Nose is pumpkin, brown sugar, sugar, slight bitterness, and water. Flavor is similar with a light body and some off-balance notes towards the watery side.