radagast83 (5953) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
4oz sampler at the Snallygaster event. Eh, this one was funky - no so much pumpkin but a ginger beer, and there’s simply too much ginger in this one to enjoy. Next time go to have sushi and jam all the shaved ginger into your mouth, that’s this beer. Otherwise finely carbonated. They’d be better off re-branding this as a "ginger" beer, not a pumpkin one.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grassy and bready nose with a touch of spice. Golden bright beer with a thin fluffy head. Nice pils flavors of bread, grass, lemon. Spice is light and secondary in this one. Light, refreshing, and really pleasant actually.
egajdzis (5650) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy dark golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of ginger, grass, toast, pumpkin, and spices. Taste of ginger, citrus, toast, grassy hops, metal, and a dry finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Blind Tiger, with Reuben & Jen, as part of their pumpkin Promo. 15 lines i believe. All sampled as 5oz pours. Tastes like a light fruity pilsner with enough pumpkin coming through to enjoy.
Beerman6686 (5480) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2012
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Wow, where do I start with this one. Poured a bright yellow color with a white head. Aroma was straight lemon pledge and nothing else. Taste was the same but stronger and worse, with pilsner malt barely there. The most offputting thing I think ive ever drinken. Ginger and vomit.
notalush (5448) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Blind Tiger - this was really nice stuff - there isn’t so much a pumpkin character, as there is a pumpkin pie character in the form of light spices and a butter flavor - these two qualities compliment the strong noble hop presence and biscuity malt, respectively - ginger adds a nice dimension - very well-balanced, and a pleasure to drink.
jgb9348 (5168) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2013
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy orange and light copper coloured body with some minor amber highlights and a nice, two centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of ginger, allspice, sugar, light squash, malt, a hint of toffee and way way more ginger - tons of it. Light-bodied; Thin feel at first with tons of ginger flavour from fresh grated ginger to powdered ginger, this is strong! Aftertaste is very one-dimensional with some light malt and squash, but basically just a ginger spiciness that lasts long and not many other good flavours that hit the mark at all. Aftertaste is relatively bland with a tiny bit of sweetness, a little squash maltiness and a lot of ginger spices that still don’t work on the palate. Overall, not such a great beer - way too much ginger and no balance at all. Not really worth getting unless you love ginger, but even if you do - stick with a local soda and skip this beer. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from La Bodega in Anchorage, Alaska on 04-October-2013 for US$6.95 sampled all the way across this great country at home in Washington on 14-November-2013.
BrewDad (5120) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Taster - Elysian Tangletown - GPBF 2008 - Seattle, WA
Aroma – A weak pumpkin aroma. Just a malty pils aroma.
Appearance – Light golden color, Clear with a nice head.
Flavor – Very nice pils flavor. This was a good beer but with the pumpkin it was totally lacking.
Palate – Light Mouthfeel, OK texture with a dry finish.
Overall – The beer was missing the Pumpkin flavor. Had very very light spice flavors and aromas.
ben4321 (4877) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 11/11/12
Aroma: It is super heavy on the ginger, with some underlying notes of other spice and citrus
Appearance: It pours a cloudy yellow color with a foamy bright white head and spotty lacing
Flavor: The taste is a little sweet, lots of ginger, a little bit of spice, and a nice crisp hoppy finish
Palate: The body is fairly smooth, crisp, and clean, it drinks really nicely, and has clean, dry finish
Quite interesting beer. There’s a heck of a lot of giniger in this one, and I didn’t really taste much pumpkin at all. Somehow, it works quite well.
CapFlu (4856) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Sampled at Elysian Pumpkin Beer Festival on October 20, 2007. Lasting thin white foamy head and clear amber body. Nose of catnip, ginger. Very ginger flavour. Nice switch-up beer at this festival.