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 (5758) - 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.
westcoastbias (12) - panama city, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting spicy beer. Expecting a more distinct punkin flavor, but spices are there. Unfortunately it came in a four pack as one was enough, but definetley worth the try.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz - Aroma is clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pours a clear orange with litle head and lacing. Flavor is spicy, yet not very flavorfull. Nutmeg, clove, and maltyness does not recover form lack of character. Palate is not really there. I’m not really a fan of the style, but it isn’t very interesting in any case.
Zeswaft (1422) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very little aroma, a lot less than expected. A spicy potpourri scent. Not much flavor either. Maybe it’s too cold. But I’ve had pumpkin beers that are overwhelmingly gross.
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet and spicy. Tastes like pumpkin pie. The pumpkin serves to mellow out the spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice) so that they don’t overpower. Still, I thought it was a bit too alcoholic in the finish despite the kick of nutmeg in the end that adds a lovely creamy feel. Makes me wish that we’d get a "cold" spell down here already.
Holdwine (1096) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wanted to hate this beer, but it grew on me. Solid brown (nuttiness factor high) ale backing a bunch of spices with a slight pumpkin punch. Nice job, for a vegetable beer.
london1o1 (14) - USA - OCT 10, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a moderately translucent, rich orange, with little head. Excellent balance of spices for a pumpkin beer, though the sum of the spice taste overshadows the more basic beer qualities.
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Couleur ambrée, faible mousse blanche concassée. Arômes de pain d’épices, de levure à gâteau, de cannelle - gingembre et de sucre brun. Saveurs simples et sucrées, peu maltées, artificiellement épicées, style cannelle. Texture presque aqueuse, épaisseur semi mince. Un exemple peu convaincant.