ClarkVV (5250) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 30, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2006 Light orange color, little head, not terribly cloudy. Aroma has lots of spice and a touch of malt. This is another heavily spiced pumpkin that concentrates more on spicing than it does on the rest of the beer. Has more body and slightly more malt profile than Buffalo Bills pumpkin, but still, the spicing makes for a dry almost astringent flavor, while there is little else to taste here than the spice.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer deserves every bit of its "10" aroma rating. But, then again, I am a sucker for all those pumpkin pie spices - ginger, clove, etc.. Some hints of malt, and surprisingly, alcohol. Smells warm like grandma’s kitchen. Dark orange color that holds the light well. First sip ... plenty of body behind those spices, a little heavier with the hops than anticipated. This beer started out phenomenally. But, it got a little dry towards the end. Still a great beer for this time a year.