PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden/amber with a small off white head. Sweet alcohol, nutmeg and ginger spices, and Budweiser. Thin bodied, pretty bland, nice semi-roasty sweetness. Being generous I would call this average.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Papago. Spice aroma that really seemed dull. Orange body with no head. Beer had a ordinary spice and malt texture. Odd beer felt like I was lift a weight instead of glass.
MrBunn (2524) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells and looks great. Aromas are muy spicy... cinnamon, pumpkin pie, mildly grainy... color is a great deep reddish amber with a nice head that doesn’t stick around too long. Flavor is great up front, a sweet pumpkin pie, but then falls apart a little bit at the end. As the warmth of the alcohol takes over, there is a mildly astringent flavor that isn’t quite right. That said, the flavor up front is quite nice and more than makes up for the problems at the end...
Aurelius (4530) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells like a freshly-opened stick of Dentyne. Pasty, moderately sweet, spicy. Decent malting. Not my cup of tea.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
04 Bottle (yeah its old - I’ll rerate with a fresh one if I can). Dark orange pour. Earthy pumpkin aroma with spices. A little doughy too. Less pumpkin in the flavor tho, with a lot more allspice and nutmeg. Perhaps the muted pumpkin flavor comes from its age.
outcast (1) - USA - OCT 16, 2005 does not count
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, Mad Mex in State College. Low aroma, nice amber-red color, a bit spicier than I expected.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at Point Brugge Cafe, Pittsburgh. Spicy pumpkin pie aroma, with musky fruit and pumpkin pulp. Sweet brown sugar and light fruity hops. Clear amber liquid with thin white lacing head. Watery body, mild carbonation, warming alcohol. Starts dry with pumpkin pie spices, light astringent bitterness. Light citrus tang and fruit tannin. After has some dry bitterness, light acidity and spice notes
mephisto (1272) - TAIWAN - OCT 16, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottled, maybe pumpkin is just not meant for ale. it’s alright, but not great. slightly bitter after taste.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden orange with a dissipating head. It smells basically like a hopped pumpkin pie. The flavor has obvious pumpkin and cinnamon, accompanied by nutmeg and cloves, all in the midst of a balanced maltiness. There is a nicely warm finish, too. I may drink this with Thanksgiving dinner.
PorterPounder (5884) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Market Square Liquors, Tallahassee, Fl - 12 oz bottle. Pours a medium copper color with no head whatsoever. Aroma of potpourri and Christmas spices with a hint of pumpkin pie spice. Flavor is quite potent, tastes stronger than the 7% ABV. Has some spicy notes, some
candied sugar notes and some belly warming brandy-like alcohol notes. Pick up some sweet cake-mix like doughy notes. Sticky, thick mouthfeel. Best rendition of a pumpkin ale yet.