Oakes (14884) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright amber colour. Gorgeous nutmeg & gourd character. Lots of caramel, too. There is a lot of spice in this, but it’s beautifully balanced with lots of malt and pumpkin. Dry, clovey, nutmeggy finish. Excellent - maybe my all time pumpkin classic.
mcberko (12863) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Elliott Bay Brewpub, pours a hazy pumpkin orange with a small white head. Aroma gives off pumpkin puree and the usual associated spices: nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavour of pumpkin puree and t a lesser extent, cinnamon and nutmeg. Not the most full-bodied of pumpkin ales, but nicely flavoured. Solid stuff, for what these gimmicky pumpkin ales can be.
after4ever (7400) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at Elysian Great Pumpkin Beer Fest (GPBF) 08. Alas, our esteemed colleagues from the west side will take the wooden spoon for GPBF08. Not sure what happened here. Hazy dark amber with light tan head. Nice spicy tart nose. Creamy medium body. Just so twangy hot for 7.7%. Sharp diacetyl tang under the pie spice. Too bad.
AmEricanbrew (6626) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 4, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber color/ fleeting head. Mild canned pumpkin pie mix aromas. Light to medium bodied. Mildly astringent nutmeg, allspice flavors with mild, earthy pumpkin flesh, caramel. Served too cold @ Elliott Bay BP.
BuckeyeBoy (5479) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Elliott bay. Pours out a copper topped with a small sand head. Aroma of spice nutmeg pumpkin and rich malts. Taste is as the aroma with the pumpkin leading the way. This is my first pumpkin beer for the season. It’s a pretty good start.
CapFlu (5096) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Sampled at Elysian Pumpkin Beer Festival on October 20, 2007. Dissipating white foamy head with a lightly cloudy orange body. Nose is hoppy. Flavour is filled with orange hops, good yeast and ginger.
luttonm (4440) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great dark pour and robust, roasty spice. Deep flavor, quite a good pumpkin.
BillKismet (3764) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2010 Deep orange amber with ring of head. Easy pumpkin spice aroma. Easy ginger-pumpkin flavor subtle if understated. Easy drinking pumpkin-influenced beer. Re-rated 10/16/10: Natural pumpkin & squash flavor delicately infused with pumpkin spices. One of the better and more natural tasting pumpkin ales out there.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Elysian Tangletown. Pours a deep, bright ruby-amber color; off-white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Dense amounts of cola, red fruits, and soft pumpkin pie spicing in the aroma; nice and warming. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: dense, chewy dried red fruits, cola, and sweet maltiness; definitely on the sweet, slightly syrupy side, but generous and tasty overall; just a bit sweet. Lengthy finish: dried red fruits, sugar, light spicing; still a sweet ending.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Comfort beer? Warm aroma is lots of flesh and some nutmeg. Orange brown, small head. Pumpkin forward, light on the spices. Bitter flesh provides balance.