pdx77 (1258) - Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at 2013 Hopworks Biketobeerfest. Deep hazy copper amber color. Sweet smashed pumpkin aroma. Taste is sweet corn syrup, pumpkin pie filling, nutmeg. Great pumpkin flavor; could be too sticky sweet for some, but I appreciate it.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly cloudy, dark copper ale. Pumpkin, cloves and nutmeg aroma. Too much alcohol in the taste; could use some time to sit. Alcohol in the aroma too....has potential, just needs to be toned down.
bvc (1148) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft Brouwer’s. Orange amber with creamy off white head. Spicy pumpkin soap nose with yeast wrapping. Thin semi flat and creamy. Spicy, wheat, yeast, kind of soapy...just really kind of plain Jane and nothing I would need to revisit.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper pour with a short, dense white head. Sweet caramel, bread, and cooked pumpkin aroma. A little spice on both the aroma and flavor, but it’s not as pie spice laden as a lot of pumpkin beers. Moderately strong body on it. Doesn’t seem to have the diacetyl issue a lot of Elliott Bay beers have had, has a strong caramel and cooked pumpkin flavor with a moderately bitter finish on it and a little alcohol warmth. Nice and strongly pumpkiny. I liked this more than I was expecting to.
highibus (710) - Vail, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark tan to light brought with a variety of hues at avery level. Beautiful! Nice spice aroma. Clean but sturdy malt and sweet but not too much. Really nice pumpkin.
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange red with minimal head. Aromas of sugar, slight hint of cinnamon, nutmeg. Full palate. Tastes toasted, of squash of course, and the cloves linger. It’s a different pumpkin.
ACHops (654) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Elliott Bay Lake City. Pours bright orange amber with thin white head. Aroma is sweet floral pumpkin pie spice and some malt in the background. Taste is smooth rich caramel malt with big spicy pumpkin flavors in the finish. Quite sweet, though with the body to balance it out. Pumpkin pie spice notes are a bit cloying, but pretty well balanced relative to most big pumpkin beers out there. One of the better pumpkin beers, and like all of Elliott Bay’s, only available on draft.