JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Frothy off-white head. Slightly dark clear amber body. Nutmeg, pumpkin spice, with slight hops. Good flavor... a mix of hops, spices, and sweet malt. Hops are "pilsnery" and prick the tongue with slight astringency that is accompanied by spices. A bit warming in the belly. However, while I enjoy the flavor, after a while it gets a little overpowering. May be great with food, but probably not a session beer for me.
Mienzigo (6) - Dover, Delaware, USA - OCT 12, 2004 does not count
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
all i can say is, i live 30 mins from the brewery, and i wonít buy this one. i love a bunch of their brews, but the Punkin Ale was too overpowering with the spices. tasted more like a ginger snap dosed in nutmeg concentrate. iíve have a couple pumpkin ales and this was def my least fav
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
poured a deep brown color with a slight white head. A nice mix of spice, malts and hops on the nose. Pumpkin was prevelent but not overpowering a good balanced beer.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 Bottle Deep and clear amber with a small white head. Spicy aroma of pumpkin pie filling. Body is full as promised and smooth as well. Flavor is fantastic as long as youíre in to pumpkin pie flavor as I am. Not over the top with spice yet just enough to make a good spiced ale. This is one of the better attempts at pumpkin brews.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5523) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2011 I like this breweryís creativity a lot. However I find that most pumpkin beers fail to live up to my favorite which was from the John Harvards brewpub that used to be in Monroeville. With reasonable anticipation I grabbed this one. I was not disappointed. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle the beer poured a bright orange-brown color with a medium sized tan head that faded quickly. The aroma was sweet and had definite pumpkin and spice character. The mouthfeel was relatively thick as is usual with this brewer. The flavor was spicy, mildly sweet and had notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. The beer was dry and spicy on the finish. There was a light pumpkiny undertone. One of the better pumpkin beers I have found in a bottle.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
09.29.04 12oz bottle. Old penny copper, visibly carbonated with big bubbles. Marbly, thin head. Aromas certainly reveal some fresh squash,sourdough maltiness, old hay, and subdued savory spices - nutmeg, ginger. Flavor is extra spiced. Lots of ginger snap with that familiar throat burn. A bit sharp, otherwise a fair, spicey brown ale.
Gachupines (1074) - USA - OCT 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent beer, but not inclined to purchase again. Taste is slightly spicy with taste of pumpkin. Ultimately interesting like most of their beers, but it did not connect with me like others that Iíve had. Then again, I may just not like pumpkin beers.
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2006 Pours out a light amber brown. I detect some light nutmeg and hops in the nose. The flavor is nice and malty with a slight spicy finish. I really donít detect a lot of pumpkin flavor in this one, but I still like it ok.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, golden/orange color with a small white head. Sweet aroma, mostly of nutmeg and cinnamon. Sweet initial taste, then dries out nicely. Spicy flavor
of nutmeg and cinnamon with very little
pumpkin taste at all.
biznizness (1138) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think itís different this year. Donít like it as much as before. Flavor isnít... how should I say this... as full as I would like? Something isnít right about it, like diet soda doesnít taste quite right. Love it when I first tried it but Iím just not crazy about it anymore. In fact, I donít even think Iíll pick any more up this fall.