rob6239 (465) - Ontario, - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear and dark bronze colour with moderate head. Aroma has good pumpkin spice to it. Taste is mild and the pumpkin spice doesn’t come through fake or over-spiced.
DougHnut70 (24) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 12oz bottle (thanks Fernando). Pours clear copper with a thin head. Smells of holidays - allspice, pumpkin, and brown sugar. The aroma is awesome. Tastes of cinnamon, sugar and spices. No hops with a light malt backbone. This is as close to Thanksgiving pumpkin pie as it gets. Medium body, light carbonation, 7%. Raised on Buffalo Bills Pumpkin Ale (my friends Uncle is Buffalo Bill), this is the best pumpkin ale and one of the finest holiday ales around. Sometimes Dogfish Head gets too complicated with too much going on but not here. Simple and great.
Mittenator (452) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (from backlog). Orange pour with medium head. Subtle pumpkin aroma dominated by pumpkin pie spices. Thin body.
Ed5388 (492) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a thin creamy tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, and a bit of nuttiness. Flavor is toasted malts, pumpkin, cinnamon, and some faint floral hops.
OKplus (355) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a slightly hazy amber orange. Nice strips of lacing left behind.
S - Allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, gingerbread among a bready malt base. Hints of alcohol and toasted sugar coated nuts.
T - Same as the nose. Pumpkin with pumpkin pie spices - nutmeg being the strongest. A toasted maple sugar sweetness. The hops add an interesting orange character to the mix.
All in all, it’s pretty balanced. Spices are good and It has more actual pumpkin flavor than most. The alcohol comes through more than I would have liked. One of the better pumpkin beers out there.
Serving type: bottle
shhmoke (32) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber color, aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon, and spices. The flavor matches the aroma and this spiced brown ale shines. My favorite in this style of beer. Some go to sweet, this is perfect, and the alcohol is masked quite well. This is a must have!
Uhlen (173) - Trondheim, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden orange. Minimal head. Alot of spices in the aroma. Alot of cinnamon. Taste is alot of licorice and spicy as hell. Also caramel. Alot more refreshing than expected.
BoringBard (99) - NORWAY - FEB 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden amber with tiny white head. Smells of pumpkin and spices. Taste round hoppy and spicy. Thin mouthfeel. Refreshing.
pivnizub (7981) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle(courtesy of Jonas!): Hazy, some floaties visible, light amber coloured, cinnamon, nutmeg -as indicated on the label- in the nose, some fruits, too; moderate sweet-bitter flavour with a light acidity, medium bodied; same flavours as in the aroma plus a tinge of alcohol in the finish. Pretty horrible…
rondphoto (979) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy dirty orange amber with a long light tan head, no lace. Taste is caramel malt with spices, the pumpkin is rather reserved. There is on;y a suggestion of bitter at the finish, more from carbonation edge than hops. Not as much body as one might expect from 7%abv, but still reasonable.
dhunter151 (206) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great pumpkin ale. Deep amber color. Taste of pumpkin, nutmeg, clove and cinnamon. It's not heavy or overpowering so you could drink several of these in a sitting.
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