GL2814 (322) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep orange-brown color with a beige head, there are notes of toasted malts, and a subtle pumpkin flavor. Not bad, but definitely not a pumpkin dominant beer.
andyhwcinc (1258) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Purchased at Evolution Wine & Spirits in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home while watching my last Sunday night football game of the year. Appearance is a rather clear dark gold with a thin white head that lightly laces to the glass. Aroma of nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon, and sugar. Taste is OK, not the greatest pumpkin ale but not too bad. There are definitely better options out there.
Westmeister (1303) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Thanksgiving. Pours an amber/brown color with a thin beige head. Aroma is light toasted malts, cinnamon/clove/pie spices. Flavor is the same but almost comes off a bit sourish I suppose due to it being more hoppy than most pumpkin beers I’ve had. Ok
hopscotch (8375) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft... Clear amber ale with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Great retention. Smells like pumpkin pie spices – plain and simple. Medium to full-bodied and oily with stinging carbonation. The flavor provides a nice balance of sweet, gooey malts and juicy, fresh, savory hops. Finishes crisp and very clean with a kiss of mild, lingering bitterness.
Beerdedone (2394) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours orange with a thin white head. Aroma of faint pumpkin & light spices. Thin flavor of dry grains, nutmeg, cinnamon, light pumpkin and cloves.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle–offwhite-amber. A-med malt, earthy spices. T-allspice, med malt, 2nd earthy hops.
17thfloor (2412) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful color, clear garnet. Quite a fan of the spice aroma on this one, allspice, spicy cinnamon, light nutmeg. Flavor follows with some toasted bread, nice sweetness without being cloying, finish is slightly short and lacking. Overall an enjoyable beer with few flaws that I would certainly drink again. Didn’t know it was 7%... nice! Some light tea like bitterness.
Jow (1675) - New York, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Stagshead. I was unable to find any info on this brew but waitress said it’s a play on the Pumple Drumkin but withoutbthe pumpkin. So it’s a spiced amber ale I supposed. Pours brownish with no really head. Tastes of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, earth, leather, wood, and licorice. Not overwhelming flavors though and is missing depth. A touch watery with light alcohol finish.
Earlier Rating: 10/30/2012 Total Score: 3.5
Tap at Alewife. Pours orange with beige head. Nose of typical pumpkin spicing. This is moderatly spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. You also get pumpkin/squash flavors, mlat, earth, light caramel, and woody. Decent pumpkin for the style
unclemattie (3908) - Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Copper / light brown color. Aroma of sweet, toasted malts. Flavor of bitter squash rind, some spices, barley malt, toasted grain, herbal hop. Very refreshing pumpkin beer, not over spiced at all.(3729)
bpr77 (263) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber orange. Not much of an arroma...just bready. Taste has no pumpkin i cant find it getting maybe a bit of clove seems real mild as it is this is a avg to below avg amber ale i dont know why this is a pumpkin beer