hopscotch (10077) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Pours dark, mostly clear and copper with orange highlights and a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. Medium-bodied with airy, stinging carbonation. The flavor offers malty caramel, toasted nuttiness and autumn spices. Perfectly balanced and a hint spicy with a mineral finish.
solidfunk (5173) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Exactly what you would expect. Some pumpkin some spice and a lack of imagination or excellence. Pours maroonish with OK head and lacing. Light sweet finish. Not super pleasant. Bottle.
Huhzubendah (2945) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft at DuClaw in Bowie, MD.
The beer is transparent and copper/orange in color with a small, white head that leaves sparse lacing in it’s wake.
The aroma carries heavy spice, particularly cinnamon. Light fruit and misc. autumn spices are in there as well.
I find this too heavily spiced, detracting from any Munich dunkel flavors that may be there. Spices simply overrun the beer, making this more of a fall seasonal brew than any type of German lager.
Thin bodied with fairly low carbonation. Ehh...
Overall, I wasn’t a big fan of this brew. Pass.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 01-17-2012
DavoleBomb (1522) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.5 A: Medium amber color. Two fingers of foamy beige head. Retention is very good, but almost no lacing is left.
4.0 S: Big spiciness in this. Tons of cinnamon and nutmeg and just slightly less allspice and clove. I don’t know if it’s just the spice combo or something inherent in the base beer, but it gives a spiced cider vibe. Some toastiness from the base, but the spiciness is powerfully potent and overshadows everything. I definitely like it this way though. I’ve never had a beer this aggressive with the spices, so I give DuClaw some credit for being ballzy.
4.0 T: The taste is about the same as the nose. Huge spiciness - cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, allspice - and toasted maltiness. There’s also a well received neutral malty sweetness. It’s pretty damn simple, but it tastes great.
4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess. I’d like this better if it were thicker, but it’s good nonetheless.
4.0 D: Really enjoyed this. I’ve never had a beer so saturated with spices that also tasted quite good. Pick this up if you like spicy pumpkin beers.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-08-2012 04:05:02
Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dull amber pour with fair ring of khaki head. Nose is almond butter and caramel. Flavor has the spicing shining through quite nicely. Big nutmeg and allspice, heaping dose of cinnamon. I actually quite liked this. It was similar to a ’pumpkin’ beer, but had a smoother base.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes. Pours a clear rust color with a medium sized fizzy tan head that fades quickly. Spices dominate the aroma, citrus and nutmeg, with some apple and toffee notes. The taste is apple, spices, caramel, nutty notes and an herbal hop finish. Medium bodied. Not liking this too much.
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a sort of reddish copper color. Sort of similar to the color of the label! Light brown head. Smells pretty spicy! Some cinnamon and brown sugar. Not too shabby!
scottw86 (1142) - Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a hazy red-copper color with a medium sized off-white head. Lots of nutmeg and cinnamon in the aroma. Reminds me of a pumpkin beer. Very malty as well. Taste is very smooth, not over-spiced like I expected. Maybe a little too much nutmeg now that I think about it. Some caramel to balance everything out. Overall it’s pretty drinkable but a bit strange.
TheBeerGod (5538) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper pour with a short, dense tan head. Aroma is a mix of spices atop caramel and sweet maltiness. Clove and cinnamon stand out in the aroma. Taste is big cinnamon and nutmeg with clove, caramel, dark bread and sweet malt notes. Body is rather chewy and medium overall with a bubbly, dense carbonation. Ends with more caramel, cinnamon, donuts, sweet malt, clove and bready notes.
lamas (1439) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a reddish amber body with a smallish antique white head. A nicely spiced aroma that features plenty of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice to go along with some caramel maltiness. Goes down relatively thin to medium-bodied and fairly crisp. The taste starts with plenty of caramel and a light biscuity maltiness. Some bananas follow along with a little grassiness at the end. A tad sour in the finish. Not the best, but this would still be a great brew for the fall.