yespr (29415) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap Church Key. Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is citric and dark overripe fruity. Smooth fruity and dark malty flavoured, loads of spices going on here. Light bitterness and dry malty base. Roasted malty and slight spiced finish. Lingering dark malty.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at City Beer in SF. Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, molasses, roast, spices, and smoke. Flavor is very nice - caramel, chocolate, and roasty malt flavors, along with molasses, gingerbread, spices (especially cinnamon) and substantial smoke. Medium-full bodied with a very smooth mouthfeel. Overall this is really good.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bete N owl - dark orange pour, thin tannish head. Hella spice on nose a little ripe fruit. Apple cidery spice. A little banana. Cidery notes and spices seemed a little over the top to me. Seemingly a little thin in the body for my liking.
BrewDad (4582) - Olympia, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
NOTE: Dark Belgian Spiced Pumpkin Ale
Elysian Great Pumpkin Beer Festival 2009 – Seattle, WA
Big flavor this was a great spiced beer. Big Belgian yeast aroma and flavors this was topped with pepper that was subtle and finished quite nice. I liked this beer.
puzzl (3231) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is what I’m talkin about! Tap at the Blind Tiger for Elysian’s Pumpkin Beer night. They went the pumpkin pie spice route with this one, but putting it in a Belgian Strong is just what the doctor ordered. Why do we always get these generic "ales" instead of something like this? The strength of the yeast really brings out the pie spice into a lovely brew. A lot of notes of tea and/or chai in both the aroma and flavor. Chewy nutmeg and cinnamon back it up. Very flavorful but not too much so. Excellent.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Blind Tiger. Pours a deep red with a medium off-white head. Aroma is clove, cinnamon, Belgian yeast, and a bit of malt/candi sugar thrown in there as well. Taste is Belgian yeast up front with pumpkin pie spices competing with traditional Belgian malt on the finish. Very unique, though not the best thing I’ve had.
AmEricanbrew (5514) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber with a lasting, rocky beige head. Nice spicy clove cinnamon peppercorn aromas with some earthy Belgian yeast. Medium body with light carbonation. Good pumpkin pie spice rack flavors are lightly sweet, with pale malt and mild cocoa. Crazy belgian style pumpkin beer here.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich, august amber, borderline maroon, with a nice creamed top. Wonderful, peculiarly spice brew. Aroma surges with pumpkin, ginger, black pepper, alligator pepper, and cinnamon melded by a notion of Belgian yeast. Spice-laden body with tannic spice bitter finish that does detracts. Starts beautifully, but fizzles out for the same reason it shines, the profusion of spicing.