Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
THOUGHTS: Holy Cow! That was a ton of ginger. Both in flavor and aroma. Maybe not the best pumpkin beer around, and maybe not even a good pumpkin beer, but it was a wonderful beer if you love ginger. It was a little too much ginger for me, but only by a little. The spicy hops blended wonderfully with the ginger.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy, light, dirty, yellow that wound up looking like it had a lightly green tint. It also had a large, ever-so-slightly, off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma was fresh and clean and contained ginger, and mostly ginger — almost perfume like, but slightly soapy, too. The initial flavor was slightly sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet and moderately bitter with an average duration. There was a little pale malt, mostly ginger, some spicy hops that blended right into the ginger, and slightly sour pumpkin when warmer. The light body was somewhat dry and hot on the tongue with sort of soft but tingly carbonation and a dry and sort of metallic finish with heat from the spices.
jcos (1414) - Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2012 Location/Date:Bottle split with Ben on November 11, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow with light head.
Aroma:Aroma of a lot of ginger, light citrus.
Taste:Light pumpkin, lots of ginger. Different but tasty.
Palate:Medium light body, slightly slick.
Summary: interesting beer. Really a lot of ginger, might be good with sushi.
brenn79 (1411) - Idaho, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours light hazy golden with a small ring of foam. The aroma is ginger, not getting much pumpkin, maybe a little. The taste is ginger again, there is a sweetness to it, kind of vegetal, but not all that pumpkin, imparts a dryness after the swallow. Overall have had better, was hoping for more pumpkin and less ginger, but I did still like it.
UDBeernut (1408) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours slightly darker than straw yellow, white head with good retention. ginger bomb up in here, no pumpkin, but what evs. this is a train wreck.
jeff789 (1401) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
golden with a smaller white head decent lacing... nice big ginger aroma, bold... flavor is very much ginger with a little spice underneath, followed by an abrupt finish pilsener style... medium thin body easy drinking except for the harshness of the ginger finish...
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear yellow with a slight pumpkin aroma and slight hop part. much more mild malts and hops to any pumpkin in the taste. Noticeable ginger spice.
Zeswaft (1336) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Orange color with no head. Mega ginger aroma which is not my favorite spice. Flavor is dominated by ginger and then the saaz kick in and transition nicely. Finish is a little bitter, but some malt comes through.
kassner (1313) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
I recommend this beer if you have an upset stomach other wise for enjoyment forget it! Where is the pumpkin? Just chew on Ginger.
artmcd8 (1217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite an interesting brew here. Definitely need to enjoy ginger to like this one. Can’t taste much pumpkin, definitely ginger though. I enjoyed it.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy with medium head. Spicy ginger in the aroma. Ginger in the taste with a nice spicy hop finish. Thick for a pilsner. I really didn’t think I’d like this "pumpkin pilsner", but I love it. Worked well for me.