MadRobin (1964) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap "5 oz." sample (that could not have been more than 4 oz.) at Socorro Springs Restaurant & Brewery in Socorro, NM. Barkeep said ABV is 6%. Hazy copper-amber with no head or lacing. Aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and pepper. Taste of sweet pumpkin pie with the typical nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves plus a dose of chili pepper that leaves a fiery aftertaste. Medium/light body and medium/low carbonation. OK, I’m not from the Southwest, but to my mind, pumpkin pie and chili peppers are not a good combination. A quite decent tasting pumpkin ale until the fire at the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Socorro Springs. The color of pumpkin pie, burnt orange but clear. Apricot aroma signals having run through other line of fruit beer. The pumpkin and spice doesn’t come out. But they do in flavors. Thin. Nice pumpkin gourd meat. Not so spiced. Sweet. Even sugary. Pleasant enough but thin.
drjay44 (2649) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampler at the brewery. Pours an off white head, over a clear amber (SRM 8) body....nose is light cinnamon, ginger and a bit of honey....taste is initially sweet malts with toffee, then mild cinnamon, ginger, finishing slightly sweet....mouth feel is light, almost watery, as is carbonation. As is typical of Eddyline this was done with a light hand. the spice was not overpowering as in many in this genre.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a lite orange with a little head and no lacing. Very aromatic pumpkin pie spices. Doubt there’s any pumpkin in there. Tastes like freshly baked pumpkin pie. Nice C-hop finnish. Only drawbacks are: served way too cold, and not enough body.
REDDOGICE (202) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pumpkins oh my.... i love pumpkin and pumpkin pies. This beer should be around all year.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2003 This is exactly what a pumpkin ale should taste like. I practically inhaled it. Fresh and tasty pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg spice. There's a nice marriage between the spices and some underlying hops in this brew. Earthy too. I like to imagine that this is how George Washington brewed the stuff. Very nice.
Terminus (3249) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2005 tap-brewpub-now this is the best pumpkin ale i have ever had!!!! it smelled and tasted like pumpkin pie! excellent brew!
ReRate-october, 2004-I had this beer a few months ago and i must say that the body and flavors were less pronounced on the 2003 batch. thiner body and flavors were not as pumpkin-y. I droped the ratings down from 3.7-3.4.