GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Very hazy deep copper pour with a medium light tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and pumpkin bread. More of the same in the flavor with a pronounced maltiness and the addition of milk chocolate. Mildly creamy texture and a nice spicy finish. Not overly aggressive and pretty refreshing.
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle as a generous bonus in trade from thethrone. Thanks!
Pours a nice clearish orange color with a lasting beige head. Smell is lightly lemony and pumpkin meatiness with some mild to moderate pumpkin pie spicing. Taste is a bit watery with more pumpkin flavor than the traditional pie spices. Nice attempt at a pumpkin beer, but was still a bit thin... Medium to thin body and light to medium carbonation.
Guerde (1210) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle, courtesy of beerbill) Pours hazy orange with a scant white head. The aroma is not very strong, but it does possess all of the pumpkin pie scents. There’s the baked pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and even some crust along with a hint of vanilla. The aroma gets sweeter as it warms. The taste is lightly sweet at first, but gets sweeter, with some salt and this strange tartness right before the baked pumpkin kicks in. This baked pumpkin really asserts itself upon exhaling. Overall this is a pretty good pumpkin beer, and it paired well with a slice of pumpkin pie. Thanks Bill!
TheEpeeist (3500) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Clear topaz with a brief off-white head. Nose is dried apricots, cinnamon and nutmeg. Medium light with mild carb. Taste is blanched lemon peel and nutmeg with cinnamon, sweet corn and sour mash to finish. Not bad but not pumpkiny.
hopscotch (10015) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Clear amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. A touch of the pumpkin and all of the spices come through in the aroma – every last one… clove, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and especially the nutmeg. Medium-bodied with bristly carbonation. Fantastic balance. The spices are all there, but dumbed down and a little bland. Finally sweetens up a bit and the spices come to the forefront in the lengthy finish. <b> Kudos to brewbill for supplying the bottle!</b>
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a semi-clear burnt auburn with little to no head, some lacing.
smell of spice, pumpkin, baked crust, just like a pumpkin pie.
taste is of spice, pumpkin, malt, some cinnamon.
overall an okay beer, i really don’t care for the taste of the pumpkin brews that come out in the fall, but this one is better than most.
ceffalo (40) - , Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2008
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very pleasant aroma of pumpkin and spices (cinnamin and nutmeg) with beer. Pours a deep brown, almost tea like color with a simple carbonated head, which dissipates rapidly. Only a 5.9% abv.
Flavor is very much that of pumpkin and spices, semi-sweet with no bitterness at all. A strong back lash of pumpkin follows. It is not my favorite beer by any stretch, but it is good. A really nice seasonal brew. I recommend this for the holidays. It’s like a subtle pumpkin pie. Enjoyable with an unforgetable flavor.
theisti (3416) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from bvc. Bottle stamped 26DEC08 which I assume is the best before date. Pour is hazed ruby orange, with nice settling and a pretty one inch off white head. Thick splotchy lacing is left behind as the head retreats. Aroma of pumpkin, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon - straight up pumpkin pie. Nice and natural pumpkin pie. Taste reflects the nose, with all the flavors, though the pumpkin and cloves stand out the most. Palate is medium, a bit dry in the finish. There is also a pepper spiciness to the finish which is a little odd, otherwise a really nice pumpkin beer. Thanks for sending this my way Brandon.
pineypower (2691) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours out a clear moderate hue of amber with a small white head. Nice aroma of pumpkin pie, some cinnamon and ginger. Taste is well balanced, body a bit thinner than expected. Notes of pumpkin pie, cinnamon, ginger some nutmeg and clove also appear in there, well done with nothing overpowering.
Funknmilla (727) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2009 Draft at Teresa’s next door...a medium golden color (amber)...huge spices on the nose...nutmeg dominated...also cinnamon and clove, with a small off-white head....flavors are very similar to the aroma, but thinner...and the body is slightly watery