roder60 (1285) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a mahagony orange brown with a small amount of fizzy white head. Aroma is almost like that of a caramely belgian, perhaps a unibroue beer. Scents are spice, brown sugar, yeast, and a bit of pumpkin pie, but not dominating. Can definitely catch whifs of the nutmeg. Flavor is a bit more carbonated than expected, very spicey flavor, actually too much so, and a strong bitter pumpkin flavor. Overall, this is only my second pumpkin brew, but I was not too much of a fan.
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2005 Scents are described perfectly in the commercial description, and followed by the taste. Its soft on the palate too and creamy. You can smell the pumkin coming through. Has a thin white head that doesnt stay to long. Dark amber colored.
SB (333) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2006 2006 batch. Poured amber. Fast dissipating white head. Aroma of cinnamon, and nutmeg. Flavors were spicy with pumpkin flavors back it up. I love this beer, I love the flavor, I love the aroma.
Right from the first sip I could really taste the cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin flavors. They complemented eachother well! Pumpkin flavor was not over powering by any means. Also this beer is very easy to drink. Great seasonal beer, by far the best i’ve had yet.
RE-RATED: Had this again last night. Still the best I’ve had in the style. Didn’t catch the nutmeg and cinnamon flavors as much. Pumpkin flavor still good and not overpowering.
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very alluring aroma, and a nice blend of spices. The nutmeg and pumpkin flavors compliment well, and bring a seasonal flare to this great brew
CJfromPhilly (138) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark coppery-orange color with a pillowy white head that quickly dissipates into a thin covering. Good carbonation, lotsa bubbles rising forth. I smell a malty pumpkin aroma. Taking a sip, I get a lot of spice (cinnamon & allsipce), malt, pumpkin and a hint of brown sugar. Nice medium mouthfeel. Overall, a nice harbinger of fall, brings on thoughts of football, Thanksgiving dinner, and changing leaves. Dogfish Head goes out on a limb and scores another winner!
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2005 this is the best pumkin beer I ever had PERIOD!!!! Mild pumkin flavor - not to overpowering. Not to spicey - and 7% - - heaven. this is gonna be good for thanksgiving
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2006 Pours dark brown small white head. The pumpkin is really subdued and never really comes out that much, you get the spices nutmeg,cinnamon,brown sugar, but otherwise I think it could’ve used more pumpkin.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pumkin all the way. Pumkin orange color. Taste is pumkin, cinnamon, nutmeg. Best of the couple of pumkin ales I have tried and I like a good pumkin pie but beer pumpkin flavor just fair.
jdjuice (338) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - OCT 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Kind of weird but altogether enjoyable. Very accurate pumpkin pie taste. Little actual beer taste and not so much a pumpkin -flavored beer as a carbonated alcoholic pumpkin pie-flavored drink. Still tasty though.
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep orange/amber color with little head. Strong nose of nutmeg, very fresh, some general pumpkin pie spice, and a good bit of actual pumpkin as well-- a nice treat in a pumpkin ale, go figure. Medium body, carbonation seemed a little low, with flavors of all of the above, the nutmeg adding a welcome spicy heat. Manages a sweet pumpkin flavor without being candylike. Wouldn’t want to have this all the time, but when those first few 40 degree evenings roll around, this is fine company.