tmongoose (1301) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle that poured a deep copper to orange color with white head. a mild lacing on the glass with soft carbonation. the aroma leads the nose to cinnamon, yams, sugars and pumpkin. medium body with nice malt flavor with cinnamon, brown sugar, pumpkin, yams. the alcohol is well hidden but you do get a slight burn on the end. overall pretty good pumpkin beer. flavors are evenly balanced throughout.
BillsmafiaCO (15) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the beer that started my pumpkin beer craze some ten years ago, still as good as that first time. Four packs of pumpkin beers are the way to go, 99% off the time you get what you pay for!
DrSteveBrule (22) - - AUG 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not much of a head, darker golden color. Nose of malt and pumpkin pie spice. Taste is pretty much the same. Not bad for a pumpkin beer. But it's a pumpkin beer, which always sounds like a great beer to have on a cooler early fall day but never fails to disappoint.
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SG111 (115) - - AUG 24, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours a brilliant orange with a new pillowy white head. Aroma is tons of pumpkin, cinnamon, brown sugar. Pumpkin, cinnamon sweetness and a slight booziness at the end. Also a nice little bit of mouth feel.
Beerowulf (74) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shaker poured from bottle. aroma and taste of nutmeg and cinnamon. Very little pumpkin if any. A nice spice aftertaste. No lacing. A bit overpriced in a 4 pack, but demand is high for this. A good pumpkin ale/brown ale but not all that.
MightyHef (18) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the pumpkin beer that I compare all others to. A balanced pumpkin flavor to the spices used and at 7% has no alcohol burn.
itsamber (13) - - AUG 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid. Spicy Banana-y aroma fills the air as soon as it’s poured. Strong spicy bubblegum aroma. Very flavorful with a smooth finish, carbonation adds a little prickleyness though. Flavor - get a lot of bubblegum, cinnamon, thanksgiving spices, pretty hearty as a whole. Yummy!!
hopwine (318) - Bend, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2014 Cinnamon, nutmeg, chalky brown sugar, mild caramelized pumpkin. Little overcarbed for my taste but otherwise ranks as one of the better pumpkin beers out there.
Darkmagus82 (1247) - - AUG 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 9-10-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours an orange-amber color with a thick two finger off-white head. The head has very good retention, eventually fading to give a light level of lacing.
Smell – The smell is a nice blend of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar/molasses. Like a sweet piece of cold pumpkin pie.
Taste – The taste starts out of pumpkin and some cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg spice. As the flavor moves on, it sweetens some, with flavors of a caramel and a brown sugar taste coming to the tongue. These sweeter flavors when mixed with the pumpkin and spice create a very pleasant taste on the tongue. More toward the end of the taste, the spice and sweet intensify and combined with a light hop taste, to leave a tasty pumpkin pie flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – Medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation. Both were good for the pumpkin, sweet and spicy flavors. A little more creaminess may have given it an enhancement; giving it more of the silky pumpkin pie feel, but regardless, the mouthfeel was good overall.
Overall – Good and tasty pumpkin brew. I wish it was available for more than just one season.
generallee08 (680) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It had a honey amber color with very good clarity. The head that was produced was light tan in color, average in size and slowly settled down to a thin covering. Lacing was spotty and it quickly slid down the glass. The aroma was full of spicy clove, cinnamon and nutmeg. It has decent pumpkin flavor up front with a good solid malty body. Hints of sweet brown sugar, pumpkin pie spices and vanilla notes mix in well and add a good, well balanced complexity. It finishes on the sweet side and slowly with mild spicy hops and mild warmth from its 7%abv. The palate has a slick, smooth texture with medium to full body and lively carbonation.