theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear amber orange with continues streams of carbonation from the bottome. Head is thin and creamy, dissipating quickly with little head. Fruity and spicy aroma with dominant cinnamon and hints of alcoholic warmth. Very spicy with strong pumpkin flavors, and warmth well-balanced with some hoppy dryness. A solid respresentation of the style.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
OUt of a bottle. Aroma spicy, cinnamon and nutmeg. Poured a nice brownish amber with a nice foam head. Flavor was good nothin out of the ordinary for the style. Palate was good also and finish was clean. Overall good.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Holy crap! Itís a smooth, non overwhelming pumpkin beer. Iím so impressed by this offering that Iíll give this "spice" beer over a 3 rating. I wouldnít drink another one, but if I had to choose a best pumpkin beer, this is most deffinately it.
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2005 Pours reddish brown with small white head. Smells of cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg and sugar. Reminiscent of pumpkin bread. Taste combines pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar and hops to form a pleasant fall brew.
adrian910ss (2387) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark orange coppery color with a small sized fading head. Aroma is very spicy and complex. Nutmeg,pumpkin pie mix,cinnamon and spicy baked apple dominate. Taste is spicy as well with pumpkin pie filling dominating. Hints of apple,nutmeg and cinnamon are also present. One of the better pumpkin ales out there. Not your everyday beer, but quite enjoyable.
Terminus (3311) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle-pours orange with a small white head. big cinnamon, allspice, and faint hops in the aroma. Some toasted malt as well that mimicks baked pie crust. pretty cool! big spicy flavors with cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and light cloves. alcohol is actually detected in the finish, which hurts the beer somewhat. I think it masks the true pumpkin flavors. a spiced beer, but where is the pumpkin?
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2005
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draft at Sippin by the River í05. Sorry, but liquid pumpkin pie just doesnít cut it. No more nutmeg in beer, please.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured dark amber with a good thick head.
Aroma is malt and spice.
Flavor is malt, spice and cinnamon.
I donít really taste any pumpkin flavor myself but still a good drinkable beer.
jhliesen (759) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle-Poured with a small head and amber color. Medium carbonation. Aroma and taste of nutmeg and cinnamon. I donít taste much of the pumpkin, but as Iím not much of a pumpkin pie eater--thatís a good thing. Fine brew
Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
WOW! A real treat. Forget about the pumpkin. A very Solid ale. Full body. A great little head that weathers the session. The slight hint of spice cookies keeps you coming back for more. A very special brew. Well done!