BARRYBEERBARON (24) - USA - OCT 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love this beer. Has a strong Pumpkin flavor and they really grab the essence of fall. Definitely not a subtle pumpkin beer!
robgibbens (372) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice orange-amber color with a decent head but fades rather quickly. Aroma is strong with pumpkin spice and nutmeg. Smells like fresh pumpkin roll out of the oven. The taste is pumpkin pie and the mouthfeel is fluffy. That’s fresh tasting and quite complex. I really like this brew. It’s certainly different than most pumpkin beers and the flavors are just phenomenal!
nittanyjim (44) - - SEP 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange/amber. Thin white head, nice lacing. Fantastic pumpkin, cinnamon, spice nose. Creamy pumpkin start, a tad tart that quickly disappears. Broad sweetness, but mostly spices (clove?). Smooth creamy mouthfeel with just enough carbonation. If you like pumpkins and pumpkin pie, this is a phenomenal beer.
Reid (1724) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle from"Lifesource" in Salem.
Pours a slight murky amber colour, largish creamy/bubbly off white head.
Wow very fresh pumpkin pie aroma!! pumpkin clove and cinnamon..i can even ( probably in my mind) small some whipped cream on top!.Great stuff.
Taste is very similar like drinking a pumpkin pie smoothie with a dash of alcohol..lovely.
Nice mouth feel.. smooth and low carbonation.
Overall one of the best if not THE best Pumpkin Ale i have had..though even with that recommendation one would be enough!
razzle (8) - Montana, USA - SEP 29, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazing nose to this beer. finishes clean, and not to "pumpkin 5 spice". Great caramel flavor, with herbal notes. I do have to say, I cannot make this a session beer due to all the strong flavor as well.
r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spice in the aroma. Balanced, sweet malt with caramel, spices, pumpkin, and a smooth lingering finish.
JFParnell (34) - Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
A very bad pumpkin ale. Has overtones of candy corn and bubble gum. Not very good at all. Stick to the Southern Tier Pumking if you want a good pumpkin ale.
tcane7 (1366) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Baggataway. Pours orange amber, slightly hazy, with one finger of diminishing beige head. Nose of clove, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, pumpkin, vanilla. Medium to light body with a slightly oiling mouthfeel. Pumpkin pie spices are pungent but not overdone in my opinion. Nice pumpkin beer.
BeerMeColorado (4) - - SEP 21, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Seriously...aroma is that of classic pumpkin pie spices - nutmeg, clove, allspice and cinnamon. Possibly too much? No malt or hop aroma to speak of.
Appearance...pale burnt orange, slightly murky. Head fades quickly.
Flavor...those spices come fast and furious with a hint of bitterness, giving way to a sweet malt finish. Not sure about any pumpkin coming through but those spices still convince you there’s a pie in there somewhere.
Mouthfeel...low to moderate carbonation with medium body.
Overall impression? If your idea of a solid pumpkin ale is that of classic pumpkin pie spices yet with a definite "this is still a beer" ale finish, then you’ll really enjoy this pumpkin ale. I know I did!
Nocturne (556) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Hazy copper shade with a thin white head. Pleasant gingery spice aroma. Much more of that in the taste, but I found it to be a bit of a let-down. It didn’t seem to have the balance of spices quite right, and the base beer didn’t stand up to scrutiny.