Westchesterco (1380) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
On draft at dogfish head alehouse in falls church it is a clear golden color with a slight head. The aroma is cinnamon and the taste is spicy with hints of nutmeg and cloves
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at The Hopping Pig in San Diego. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Aroma is slight pumpkin and slight malt. Nutmeg also. No pumpkin pie sweetness. Fairly dry. Ok but not my favorite in the style.
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tonypreto (130) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft poured in pint glass. Aroma was a little lacking, no head. Tastes light a "light" pumpkin beer. Overall, for a seasonal, I’d recommend.
bennetporter (352) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well-balanced spice aroma, amber color, pleasing bitterness along with a complex but, again, balanced spice palette. Definitely NOT pumpkin pie filling in a bottle, this is a good representative for this seasonal staple.
gschrade (827) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours copper with a off white head. Taste pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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Gurthnar (3011) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle by Cuso. Aroma badyan, clove, cinammon. Clear amber colour. Taste is nice pleasantly spicy, good combination, good balance with some caramel sweetness. Quite nice beer.
Cuso (5968) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from radimd, many thanks. Deep golden color. Pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon, fruits in aroma. Taste, pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg. Fruity finish. Enjoyable beer.
MisoW (2292) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle by Cuso, many thanks. Pours golden color, small white head. Aroma of clove, spicy, cinnamon. Taste is medium sweet, clove, cinnamon, spicy, malty.
wmubronco1992 (668) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber. White head. Aroma is spice. Flavor is of caramel and spice. To me this is a brown that has been tweaked into a pumpkin beer. Its got all the seasonal pumpkin attributes, but still is a very solid beer. Very enjoyable.
flying_pig (1150) - SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml Bottle brought home to me from Virginia, USA:
of spice initially with pumpkin notes & sweetness. The alcohol content is well hidden & the aroma is well balanced with some bread but is the spices that dominate with cinnamon, nutmeg & various others featuring.
Clear, bright amber to copper with a bubbly white lacing that covers the surface.
Spicy with some cinnamon & nutmeg alongside the sugar & pumpkin, there’s a strong malt presence with bread & background fruits as well. Some hops make an appearance with hints of alcohol but these aren’t the strongest with toasted malts & background fruits at the end.
Medium bodied with above average carbonation & a nice spicy feel to the beer that was tangy & had a good balance. The beer was quite easy to drink & smooth with a dry finish.
Easily the best pumpkin beer I’ve tried thus far & an excellent all round offering that falls short of being a classic but is very drinkable. Starting off quite spicy, I was initially fearful that this one would end up like some other pumpkin beers I’ve tried (namely Pumpkinhead from Brewdog) but thankfully this one was a lot more balanced & enjoyable, definitely one I’d pick up each year if it were available here in the UK.