DocLock (9857) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours clear deep copper with 1-finger off-white head that dissipates quickly. Nose is pumpkin spice, malt. Medium palate that isn;t very complex, with nutmeggy, pumpkin spicy, and malt flavors. Not one of my favorite pumpkin ales, but not bad for the season.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of pumpkin, gentle spices. Flavor again with pumpkin, even gentler spices, mildly sweet, but quite dry at the finish too. Never overbearing, but always super tasty.
LilBeerDoctor (3713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, best by 12/26/2008. Pours a deep orange/brown with a thick. huge white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of baked pumpkin, light spices. Flavor is sweet, light pumpkin and spices. Pretty tasty, but relatively light in the pumpkin. Decent pumpkin, not my favorite.
ebowman (11) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful translucent copper color, with a medium head that dissipates quickly. Aroma has notes of cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg; smells very sweet. Taste is pumpkin (of course) with very nice balancing of the spice. Overall, this is a very good pumpkin ale.
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
very nice brew, it apper to have aged well but I have not had it fresh. Well spiced and smooth with a whiped cream and pumpkin profile.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2009 really solid pumpkin ale. A bit milder and more subtle than the Great Pumpkin but still captures pumpkin spices well.
clear orange with a lite head
strong pumpkin spice aroma
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cloudy amber with a white head. The nose is rather subtle, some pumpkin and nutmeg. Flavor has notes of pumpkin, nutmeg, caramel and earthy hops. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Not bad.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a redish orange color with small head and almost no lacing. Aroma was lots of cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices. Flavor was very much like a punkin pie. Not a bad one nothing amazing.
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle. Pours a beautiful dark orange color. The first time I tasted this beer was back in October, and I think this bottle sat on the shelf a little too long. However, my rating is going to be based on my first impression....smooth flavor, with just the right amount of pumpkin.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 26, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
NorCal Feb ’08 - Easily one of my least favorite beers of the night. The score reflects a high appearance mark, as it was very nice to look at in the glass. Unfortunately, the aspiriny/vinegary nose was a major turn-off. I got no pumpkin spices in the aroma or flavor at all. Light sweetness turns to said asprin-like aroma with a twist of vinegar. Gave me that damn shiver drinking it. Flavors were also had that aspirin twang to it, and little else. If you gave someone this beer to try for their first pumpkin beer it’d be an utter dissappointment. I would, however, like to sample another bottle with the hopes that this was a mistake somehow.