Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear and deep orange; kind of amber at the top and gold toward the bottom of a tapered glass. Sweet and spicy nose. Rich mouthfeel. Aromatic notes of pumpkin and cinnamon. Maybe even a little allspice as well. Some bitterness in the finish. Nicely balanced. Pumpkin notes are not too overdone, but the beer does have a sticky sweetness that tends to linger. Well made. (Oh, and itís bottled now if it wasnít before ... just got a 12-oz bottle here in Colo.)
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The amber color is damn near orange making it the perfect color for a pumpkin beer. A light nose of nutmeg. The predominant flavor is allspice. Much more alcohol taste than I would have predicted. Good overall, but I think that the Olde Peninsula Pumpkin Ale remains my favorite of the class (too bad it isnít bottled)
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange/Brown Coloring. Pumpkin Spice Aroma...Dry Pumpkin Taste and Spices on the Tongue...Aftertaste is a bit Weird, but Otherwise, One of the Better Pumpkin Beers Iíve Had.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber orange with a small creamy looking white head. Smells like a kitchen on a cool fall afternoon. Sweet smell of pumpkin pie, nutmeg, cinnemon, clove, and even egg nog. Itís tangy and tasts like pumpkin pie. Multiple spices listed in the aroma also present in the flavor. I do enjoy the Pumpkin beers, and Punkiní is one of my favorites.
Pailhead (4741) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon, pepper, and hops. Pours a transparent amber with a white head that is gone pretty quickly. Real spicey and peppery flavor. Maybe a little too peppery. Definite pumpkin pie taste is there. A little harsh peppery finish. Light pumpkin aftertaste and some pepper lingers as well. A little over the top with the pepper flavoring for me to give this a high score. Thatís really my only knock on the beer, but itís a big one for me. As it warms in a glass the pepper diminishes quite a bit from the first few tastes.
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best pumpkin beer I have tasted. Nice color and texture, the punkin was not overwhelming, but complemented the ale. Did not detect much of the spices, which did not inhibit my enjoyment of the beer.
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
had this as a sample. i must say that i wasn’t very impressed. i was expecting a more spicy pumpkin taste but that was lacking. in fact, it didn’t taste like much at all. i take that back. it tasted very yeasty. it was rather bland with just a hint of spicyness. nice pumpkin color with a thin lacy head but nothing much going on
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a thin white head, but had a bitter and off aroma. A nice red-brown color, I expected it to be darker based on the description, but very pretty nonetheless. Light spiciness, but laid nicely on the tongue. A very fine brew, very quaffable for a pumpkin beer, but was too mildy spiced for my tastes for this style...point off for that, but a good beer.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pumpkin and spice donut aroma, light bronze, creamy pumpkin backed by holiday spices and a slight hop presence in the finish, I havenít found a pumpkin ale yet that is noticeably different than others
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Out of the bottle this brew smells just like cracking open the oven with a strong spiced pumkin pie. Pours a deep red/copper with a nice off-white head. The aroma kicks you with a cinnamon, nutmeg nose, very rich and pumpkin filled. Taste started sweet and malty with tons of spice and pumkin and finished with the spice carring through and a light bitterness for balance. This brew had a lighter body but went down fairly smooth with a nice warming effect.