bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of ginger, soap, caramel, pumpkin, and clove. Flavor of ginger, grass, herbs, pumpkin, and grain with a dry, moderately bitter finish.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy blond kind of like Christoffel. Pale malt nose with light ginger. Extra ginger - the assertive ginger is a riot, the hoppy snap is fun...nice brew. So untraditional but yet so tasty, even when viewed as a pils (which nominally it is intended to be).
argo0 (11165) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Snallygaster, draft. Lightly hazed apple juice body, small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, pumpkin pie, some straw. Taste is medium sweet, spicy/lager yeast, some straw, ginger. Light body, light acidity.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Cloudy yellow color, massive white head, solid lacing. Aroma of ginger is detectable from across the room. Taste is heavy ginger, lemon, dust. Rough stuff.
BeerandBlues2 (8988) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy ginger, light vegetal pumpkin, biscuit and cracker malt. Flavor is heavy ginger, light hops and bitterness, light Pils malt and a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a golden / amber color with an off white head. Pumpkin pie spices, pumpkin, with some grassiness. A little toasty as well.
JoeMcPhee (8167) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Very pale straw coloured brew topped by a thick white head. Aroma is lightly herbal and grassy. There is a kiss of a slightly vegetal (pumpkin?) character but it is quite subtle. As it warms, this comes up a bit along with a kiss of ginger/clove and light pumpkin. Flavour however, shows a nice noble hop flavour. Fairly yeasty and a bit lemony. Further warming pulls up a bit of light spiciness that seems like a mix of spice and hops. Flavour is quite zesty with just a hint of something else. I thought this might be an overspiced pumpkin beer, but it’s really an exercise in restraint, producing a subtle twist on an otherwise pretty nice pils.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap on Falling Rock. Pours with a hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aromas of ginger, wheat , candied ginger, spicy, ginger ale, earthy. Flavors are peppery, a bit vegital and quite gingery (all aspects). Medium to lively bubbles a bit of pepper left on the palate. Spicy.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber and draft at Capone’s. Pours hazy canary with 1-finger white clingy head. Nose is ginger, coriander, orange zest, Saaz hops. Tastes very spice, gingery, with coriander, orange zest, Saaz hops, and pale malt. I didn’t get much pumpkin in this, but overall it’s not bad, although a bit too spicy.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the 2009 Great Pumpkin Festival, Cambridge Brewing Company, Cambridge MA on 31 October 2009 at 4.5%. Quite pale gold colour. Not much evident "pumpkin" character. Not a huge amount of ginger in the aroma either. More of a bready/cereal character reminiscent of muesli. Ginger is more apparent in the flavour but still quite subtle. Slightly metallic, flinty (but soft) mouthfeel. Overall perfectly acceptable but lacking in excitement.