BrettTaylor (517) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle. Pours a slightly reddish orange color. Aromas of pumpkin - earthy, vegetable, squash - followed by subtle notes of cinnamon and nutmeg w/ nutmeg more prominent. Tastes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, malt and a hint of brown sugar. Finish is long and pleasant. If this doesn’t say fall, I don’t know what does.
ARH (487) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. The aroma starts out with a sweet, bright butterscotch character along with a bit of a funk to it. This gives way to something more vegetal in nature which then moves to cooked sugar / caramel or toffee with a secondary note of candy sugar. As it warms up, the pumpkin spice comes through with notes of pumpkin pie. It pours a crystal clear, effervescent copper orange color with a foamy, off-white head that retains a medium ring and a fuzzy, near-full surface. A light, messy lace is left on the glass. The taste is a nice balance of medium sweet and bitter. The oily beer has a light, soft fizz to it to accompany the medium / medium-light body. The flavor is bready with a caramel and roasted pumpkin note. The pumpkn comes through a bit more as the beer warms. The finish is slightly burnt with mostly roasted sugar and a light spiciness to it. The aftertaste takes on mellow notes of cacao and dark spice and, very late, pie crust (and maybe some pumpkin pie filling).
ramboraffe (597) - SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle. Clear copper with white head. Smell is sweet pumpkin and candi sugar. Taste is big sweet heavy body caramel malty with pumpkin and brown sugar. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.
George999 (69) - Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas are pumpkin sweet and a little a spice, Amber in color and clear, nutmeg, pumpkin and spice flavors, Lightly carbonated, Good seasonal beer
smaynard6000 (645) - Apopka, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orangish amber color with a small white head. Aroma of pumpkin and spices. Cinnamon and pumpkin flavor with other spices. Medium bodied. Pretty good among pumpkin beers.
TheCaptMatey (67) - Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a gold to amber colour with a white head. Decent aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg spices and pumpkin. This brew offers a nice balance of spice and pumpkin flavores, but is not very potent as the root ale is easily detectable with some bitterness. A good take on the style.
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
better than other pumpkin ales i’ve tried, but that’s because the others suck. this is one of DFH’s weaker offerings. still pretty good. there’s a bitter brown ale behind the pumpkin, but if you really like pumpkin, this one’s not enough for you. a tiny bit underwhelming, but worth trying. 9/09- after having on tap and cask conditioned (4+), both of which really bring out the pumpkin, I’m no longer underwhelmed. On cask it’s fantastic. Either way (even in the bottle) a very good seasonal brew, but the pumpkin really comes out more on tap."
Zymurgeist2 (1055) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spicy flavors dominate with clove and nutmeg. Clearish orange with no head - sherry like. Taste is spice dominated, like all of these types. Moderate bitterness with some spritzy carbonation aspects on the end.
hinkdad (1) - - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love the balance of spice with the subtle pumpkin flavor. The body is light enough that you can enjoy several without feeling too full. This is a very well balanced beer.
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hman43 (360) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours a dark golden with tinges of orange. The head has orange tinges as well. There is little lacing. The is a strong aroma of allspice, nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon, and tinges of brown sugar. It has a strong cinnamon, spices, brown sugar, and pumpkin, mixed with malts.
Rperez (146) - Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
You just cant go wrong with dogfish! Great seasonal beer! And i love the artwork!
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