Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was pretty good. I had a sample the other day, and then purchased the bottle. Another review will follow when I actually have the whole bottle.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice orange/brown color,small head that faded fast.Malty spicy aroma,maybe a slight hint of pumpkin but hard to pick up on it through all the spice.Spicy malty taste with a mild amount of pumpkin and alcohol manageing to come through as well.Very nice spicy flavor and fairly smooth feel.The after taste is not over powering but a nice mellow spice and slight amount of bitterness from the hops.This is a very nice brew and well worth trying.Thanks to Hopscotch for this one.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bright copper/orange. Decent head, lots of carbonation that settles. Aroma of allspice, pumpkin and nutmeg. Smooth, medium bodied, almost creamy texture, nutmeg and allspice come out first, then the malts with hints of cinnamon and pumpkin. This has loads of flavor and a nice body. I'm not all into pumpkin brews but this is pretty tasty.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange body, small offwhite head, spicy nose with actual beer aroma in the background. Pumpkin pie spices dominate the flavor; not as rich as I was expecting from DFH.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pumpkinny. Its good. Nice fall beer. Tastes like nutmeg and cinnamon. Tasted good. Its a brown ale, and its copper in color. Ni
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A brilliant orange colored body with a thin white head. The aroma is incredibly spicy. Allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, ginger and clove. Moderate body, slightly on the side. The flavor also has a strong spice kick, while maintaining the "beer"-ness. The pumpkin, clove, allspice and ginger are all present. Kind of sweet, but not over the top. As far as the beer goes in its respective style, it is not bad. However, it is just not my favorite, not my cup of tea.
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastes where more focused on the spices that are associated with pumkin pie rather then the pumkin taste. Taste mostly of Nutmeg, ginger, and clove. The spices where sharp. Had a nice taste but I doubt I could drink more then a bottle at a time.
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I thought it was way over spiced - cloves & nutmeg mostly. Very little actual pumpkin flavor - let alone beer flavor. I also felt that the mouthfeel was wrong - too fizzy and rough. I generally don't like spiced beers, but will try and rate them fairly. In this case, my pumpkin ale experience is pretty much limited to this and the Rock Creek Pumpkin Ale (which I thought was great).
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fall 2003 - this is the best one yet. front is very sweet and spicy - I think the Allspice adds a nice kick to this. Body is medium, good lacing, nice clear orange/brown color. What I like best is that the beer itself takes precidence, not pumpkin pie. I thought that the flavors might be too intense for her, but this is Lisa's favorite so far.
DYCSoccer17 (3283) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a brownish-orange with a small 1 cm very rapidly dissipating white head. Nose is of pumpkin, cinnamon, and some yeast. Whoa, this is pretty complex...start is slightly carbonated turning into more of a brown sugar taste, which then melds into more of a nutmeg/pumpkin flavor. Even though this is a pumpkin ale, it is perfectly balanced and the pumpkin is not overbearing. This gives Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale a run for its money. Might be better. I love DFH!