UDBeernut (863) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A freak last minute notice buisness trip to Albany made me venture to xroads for dinner. This beer found its way into mug 88 at some point. Amber hue with off white head that vanishes. Light lacing on the side of my mug. Nose and taste with nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon. Trends sweet on the palate. Slick mouth and easy to gulp down in massice quanity. I am generally not a fan of pumpkin beers but this one was more than passable.
coldbrewky (1315) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ahhh. On draft at the brewpub after the last of the HPA. I’ve waited a year to try this again since I washed my beer notes in my jeans last year. Yes, it was worth the wait. As I remembered, a full spice and then pumpkin nose. A lovely glowing orange in the glass. Small squarish lacing. Complex and solidly pumpkin. Sweet home-made crust with spice follows closely from nose to large body and mouthfeel. Fades slightly for marching finish. Stron center of pumpkin spice . Long lingering spice aftertaste. YUM. Mas Hutch Mas!
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Crossroads. Pours a hazed copper tinged orange with a thin white head. Big pie spice, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Medium bodied, the spices here faint and gentle, letting the malt profile come through. Toast, caramel, soft malt. Very nice, a welcome change from a lot of the over spiced one dimensional pumpkin beers.