BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Happy Halloween!!! Dogfish Head can do no wrong. Takes a few good swigs around the palate to warm up the pumpkin taste and not miss it. Gotta let the fizzyness swindle through. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and sweet malts dominate. My first pumpkin ale. smells yummy!
zach8270 (3882) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 [bottle - 12 oz] Clear amber/red color with a nice fluffy head. Nice aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice. The flavor is lots of spices mixed with a little bit of pumpkin and some warming alcohol notes. Lots of cinnamon and allspice in the beginning with a sweet touch of brown sugar mixed with the alcohol in the end. Tasty and warming.
Ron (3061) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
One bottle from BOTW. mall white head on a dark amber beer. Aroma of allspice and cinnamon. No pumpkin flavor was detected. Just Cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar added to a brown ale.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is amber brown with a nice dense off white head...smell is pumpkins and cinnamon...exclusively...taste is sweet...very sweet with some light nutmeg notes, but definately pumpkin...slightly souring finish...very sweet...
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of pumpkin pie, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. The pumpkin is lacking in the taste. The taste is too sugary for me. Palate is too sugary. This is above average, but there are probably much better Pumpkin Ales out there.
Damion (11) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle- Tastes Like Haloween, cinnimon mixed with smelly Jack-O-Lanterns (in a good way)
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - OCT 25, 2005
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle: Amber color with a light tan head. Smells of pumpkin pie spices and brown sugar. Tastes like cinnamon gum with a slight hoppy aftertaste. Watery palate. I’ll probably skip this beer next time, now I know why I got it from a friend for free, it’s nothing new, and certainly nothing exciting.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Pours to a thin off-white head with a nice glowing amber body. So-so lacing. The aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, brown sugar, and a splash of Trident cinnamon gum. The flavor has tons of brown sugar, nutmeg, light cinnamon, and in the background is pumpkin. If you want pumpkin flavors, this isn’t it. The palate is fizzy and clean. Not exactly what I want. It sorta fits, however. This is a so-so beer. I’ve have way better pumpkins...
BeerandBlues2 (10836) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin off-white head. Pumpkin malt (straw) and yeast (horse hair, barn) aromas with allspice notes. Pumpkin malty brown sugar flavor with yeast and nutmeg, soapy. Medium bodied crisp and clean palate.
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep orange with smallish tan head. Nose is a bit bold of nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar. Flavor is malty and sweet. There is an underlying presence of punkin pie spice. Mild presence of alcohol. (i was having a few other pumpkin beers, and this was one that most resembled a beer with beer like character)