dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice not too strong nutmeg aroma. Flavor isn’t too heavy. The spices are present but very little heft. Might prefer a less spicier, heftier beer (at the moment). Overall, though, I’m not a bit pumpkin guy.
Ratman197 (11772) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of allspice, clove, ginger, carmel and light pumpkin. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, cinnamon, allspice, clove and light pumpkin with a smooth lingering spiced finish.
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color with a white head. Malty sweet pumpkin pie spice aromas. Medium body. Lots of pumpkin pie spices in the flavor along with a malty sweet pie crust base.
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy chewy fresh pumpkin pie with caramel sauce nose. Brownish fiery orange color, thick creamy tan head. Nutty spicy sweetness, solid bitterness, good balance. Big carbonation, lighter medium body, has a spicy clove crisp finish—could this be a perfect “leaf raking” beer? Big spices, yet crisp, great beer, and an excellent pumpkin beer.
highibus (758) - Vail, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful orange amber. Odd aroma but some nice spice and some pumpkin. Flavor is really nice light pumpkin flavor with good spicing. Not overdone. Very drinkable.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Rattle n’ Hum. Pours a deep orange-amber with a small and quickly-dissipating white head. Aroma is heavy on the pumpkin and the traditional pumpkin pie spices (clove, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg). Taste is subtle pumpkin on the front into an EXPLOSION of pumpkin pie spices at the end that is almost too intense and crossing the line into medicinal. As the beer warmed up, the pumpkin became more prominent, and I noticed some sweet biscuit notes as well. Good - but not my favorite of the pumpkins.
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [22oz] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a clear golden-orange with lots of tiny floaties and an average size diminishing white head. Nice pumpkiny aroma along with spices, caramel malt and sweet cream. Nice flavour too, an easy-drinkin’ pumpkin beer, almost like pumpkin pie. Medium bodied. Very nice and well done.
neepsntatties (1510) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Colour... dark amber with a thick frothy head. Nose... no pumpkin that I can detect but plenty o’ pie spice! Palate...spices galore, up front, with ginger allspice and clove really coming through! No pumpkin. Once it got past mid palate, most of the spice had disappeared and it had a quick finish. A bit watery as far as mouth feel, but still a nicely spiced autumnal quaffer!
corby112 (2704) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark golden amber/copper color with some hazy golden orange hues when held to a light source and a one finger off-white frothy head that slowly fades into a lasting ring.
Nice spicy pumpkin pie aroma with hints of clove, brown sugar, cinnamon, pureed pumpkin, nutmeg and a nice caramel malt. Kind of smells like liquid pumpkin pie with very subtle hops.
Very spicy up front with a lot of cloves, cinnamon and brown sugar with a medium creamy malt backbone and some nice pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, subtle hops and ginger in the dry finish. Alcohol is well-hidden and pretty much undetectable. This beer is slightly watered down with a lot of the pumpkin pie notes coming through in the aftertaste.
humulushound (244) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep, burnt amber-orange with a slender tan head. Aroma is all pumpkin pie, nutmeg, cloves, earthy, nutted and bready, late cinnamon and ginger. Flavor is a lovely blend blend of the smells along with roasted malt and an ascetic quality, with pumpkin appearing in the finish. In the mouth, this is velvety and chewy. Subdued, not boastful, but still complex. Very nice.