ESPh (48) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very subtle flavor of pumpkin and spices, very smooth to drink. My favorite pumpkin.
xBEERxNOLA (54) - - NOV 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance - dark orange. Small head.
Aroma - very mild. Can't really smell.
Mouth - high carb. Mild start and finish.
Taste - very mild. Slight cinnamon pumpkin flavor at the finish. Extremely light. Almost have to look for the pumpkin.
Overall - not bad. Drinkable. Very mild flavor.
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
$5 bottle at Freikoten. Darker brown than, say, the Atom Smasher I just had, but cleaner, too. A thin head with a bit of persistence. Of course it smells of the stated sugar and spices, but does not overwhelm. Taste may still lean a little heavily on spices. Pumpkin is present as a slight squash taste, probably overmatched by malt fermentables. It is a little bit sticky. Slightly elevated abv plays a part in the good feeling this leaves.
ineedbeer (547) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is dominated by the spices with quite a bit of allspice and nutmeg. Lighter notes of cinnamon and pumpkin. Aroma is fairly sugary.
Pours a slightly cloudy copper with some amber hues. Thin pale head that quickly recedes. Faint lacing and faint legs.
Flavor is moderately sweet with some malt character upfront - toasted bread, nuts and caramel. Medium spice notes with the allspice and nutmeg again being most prevalent. Medium light bitterness in the finish. Light pumpkin character but I dont get any cinnamon really. Some lingering spice and toasted bread notes from the malt.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low but present astringency and medium alcohol warmth.
Overall a bit better than I expected but at the end of the day it’s just another overly spiced pumpkin beer. I prefer my beer to taste like beer with hints of the flavor additives instead of the other way around.
samsmith33 (314) - - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark Orange Color; Aroma=Toasted Pumpkin/Pumpkin Seeds; Raisin; Light Citrus. Taste is Bitter pumpkin; Apple raisin; cinnamon. Thin feel, medium carb.
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asheft (2443) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderately spicy and sweet aroma with nutmeg and allspice accents. Crystal clear copper under a white flannel blanket. Smooth base malt flavour complimented by a blend of pumpkin spices that are in balance with the malt and not overpowering. Ethanol not strong for 7%. Bitterness is subtle. Medium light body, moderate to medium carbonation, clean finish.
brewballs (158) - USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A good brew, but a bit overhyped! Clear brown hue. Sweet and a little spicy. The pumpkin flavor is there but realy faint. More prominent than the Pumpking but lacking the molasses sensiblity of the Krunkin’ Pumpkin. A thin head. Smooth wash down but it seems to stop there. It is not as full-bodied as it claims and certainly has no hint of nutmeg. Passable. Drinkable. Drink it. Say you did. Then be on with your day.
tackjc (10) - - NOV 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is tall, but dissipates quickly. Bright orange color. Heavy mouthfeel with strong cinnamon nutmeg and of course, pumpkin
Brewdork (205) - Sanford, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful clear copper color with two fingers of foamy off-white head. Aromas of fresh pumpkin with pie spice. Flavor follows suit with a good balance of the pumpkin and spice and a slightly dry finish. I like that the spice isn’t overpowering here. Another winner from Dogfish Head.
ROBC3366 (361) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an orange amber with minimal head. Not a strong aroma, some brown sugar notes. Flavor is very fall/winter-like: cinnamon, cloves, some pumpkin and a sugary sweetness. One of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had, definitely worth having around in the fall.