jimski (28) - - NOV 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great tasting seasonal beer. It is brewed with real pumpkin, so one can taste pumpkin along with cinnamon, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spices. It rich, golden amber color and long lasting head make for a very pleasing beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DenverLogan (626) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 22 oz bottle in September. Pours a light brown-copper color. Small head and slight lace. Aroma of pumpkin pie with extra spices. Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of sweet malts, slight pumpkin pie, spices. Overall quite tasty and flavorful without too much spice power.
dfearnley (501) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint glass
Elysian makes a lots of beers with pumpkin, so I'm expecting this to go down well. First impressions gives a strong earthy pumpkin aroma with a little sweetness reminiscent of honey. Later, I get nutmeg, red pepper, and oak. It's a clear reddish amber, but it does have quite a few particulates floating around. The head is creamy, mottled, thin, and tan. The taste is pumpkiny, but also including clove, and maybe nutmeg, but I'm not sure. There's a little caramel sweetness as well and not much bitterness. There's effervescence in the glass, but I don't get that on the palate and hence this ends up being quite creamy and medium bodied.
kidmartinek (2965) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours rich copper color with a medium beige head. Aroma of nutmeg, cream and pumpkin. Tastes like pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Go punkins!
tnkw01 (840) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange amber color with a medium quickly disappearing head. Aroma is load with pumpkin pie spice as is the taste. Not the best pumpkin ale I’ve had but still really good.
pintbypint (2269) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml brown bottle. Pours deep orange, hazy, whipped and creamy and tight white cap on top. Lacing is nice, patchy foam. Nose has cinnamon and cloves. Taste has cloves and cinnamon, ginger with light earthy pumpkins. Spice notes carry into the aftertaste, a very slight note of spice heat in there. Quite a spicy pumpkin beer, yet still mellow and friendly, I liked it.
vadie (374) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ambrée foncé, ou même orange brumeux, avec un col beige moyenne qui demeure longtemps. L’arôme de citrouille, vraiment comme une tarte de citrouille mais pas trop épicé ou sucré. Le goût est d’abord du malt et épices, ensuite un goût terreux de citrouille, comme les graines de citrouille rôti. Bien équilibré, la meilleure bière de citrouille que j’ai essayé à date.
TURDFERGUSON (3736) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by jack at beer study. Nose is straight up mulled apple
Cider, some light cinnamon, pumpkin pie spices. Flavor is okay, a little thinner than the nose suggests. Solid pumpkin ale. Flavor is a little muddled, not quite as full as nose but solid.
ryften (4) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spicy, flavorful, great nose, sticks well to the palate...overall, an excellent pumpkin ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dfinney23 (1248) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Too often, brewers add pumpkin and spices to a subpar beer and move on to the next season. That’s obviously not the case here. Complex and well-balanced pumpkin and spice aroma and flavor with plenty of malty goodness cutting through.