VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle poured into my dimpled mug. Punkin pours a relatively clear orange fading to amber, with a small head made up of very tiny bubbles that rise maybe a quarter of an inch above the liquid. The aroma is at once arresting and intoxicating; liquid pumpkin pie. Spices hit the nose first, with nutmeg, clove, and spice arriving simultaneously. Pumpkin follows, though there’s also this candied yams type character as well. From the moment the beer hits your lips you know you’re in for a treat, as a crusty malt backbone holds all of the pumpkin pie flavors in place. This beer is roughly a month old; and the taste is somewhat faded. My previous experience with this beer was near euphoric; the age on the beer hasn’t done it any favors, and dropped it into the echelon of very good. That’s not to say this beer is no longer worth your time, as it remains one of the shining examples of this style. The malt in this beer acts as a framing, much as a pie crust does in a pie. There are no hops here, and why should there be … this is a unique beer and hops would just get in the way of the flavor profile of the spices and pumpkin. Too often brewers get heavy handed with spicing beers of this type, luckily the folks at Dogfish have not fallen prey to this mistake. A very enjoyable take on the pumpkin beer style and one I wish that I could sample more often.
bergstaden (2202) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber with an off white head - Spicy aroma - Good malt body to support a nice spyci flavour - The spices goes into the finish - This was nice
basaywhat (167) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a golden amber with very little carbonation. Aromas strong of pumpkins and malty sweetness. The pumpkin flavor isn’t too strong has a nice semi-dry finish.Good pumpkin beer
Evilkniamhel (379) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from dregs run. Pours hazy Amber. Aromas of bitter orange, moss, pumpkin pie. Sweet and dry on the palate.
AshtonMcCobb (4993) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to cgarvieuk dregs run.
Appearance - bright amber with a decent head.
Nose - sweet pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Taste - more of the same.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish.
Overall - I’m not as averse to this style as most raters. I also like this.
Stuu666 (9766) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours clear amber, nose is banana, cinnamon, pumpkin, taste is similar, little flat.
GlasgowTAD (1286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10 är fest. Pours light amber brown with no head. Aroma is clove and pumpkins. Taste is spices, banana sweet, bready, mild pumpkin sweet.
allmyvinyl (9018) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Craigs. Pours clear golden with a short-lived head. Aromas of spice, cinnamon, clove. Taste is spicy, thin finish.
cgarvieuk (20415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dissapointingly i take the Number of rating of 2016 in 2016... Bottle at home ... copper .. like irn bru ... soft clove spice .. banana fruit nose ... fizzy .and spice ... light pumpkin ... dry fruit
oldrtybastrd (4911) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark golden amber with fluffy head. Aromas of dark fruits, spice, and cinnamon. Flavors of pumpkin, caramel, all spice, nutmeg.
wontbefound (3) - - APR 4, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma has some bread and pumpkin notes, pours a golden amber hue with a minimal head. Taste is warm and malty with a hint of pumpkin and allspice. Not too sweet, and the pumpkin is a nice addition, not overpowering. It has a light body that makes it very drinkable.