mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
For me, a session pumpkin ale that nails it completely. Strong pumpkin ale spices on the nose that follow through in flavor, which is incredibly deep for an ABV of 5.9%. Really, this beer hits all the notes perfectly, without accentuating anything in particular. I would use this to introduce a non-beer drinker to the style. There are better, but this is good. A- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
robgibbens (429) - 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!
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!
GenDV138 (5083) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2014 6 oz draft pour at Snallygaster 2014 shared by my friend Mike. Clear brown with off-white head. Aromas of cinnamon, pumpkin, pumpkin pie. Tastes of cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg, pumpkin pie. Medium body with a dry finish. Tasty.
AAEA (265) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22FL OZ ($4.99 Bottle) one of the best pumpkin beers I’ve ever had. price is very very good for what you’re getting. this is close to what your mind is thinking when you grab for a pumpkin beer. this will not let you down.
Dansrc51 (46) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a tulip snifter glass
Nice reddish Amber color
Nose of various spices, but not overwhelming. Pumpkin was subtle and a little understated
Very refreshing on the palate, with no lingering finish
Overall, very nice. One of my favorite seasonal pumpkin ales so far
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nittanyjim (97) - - 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.
crhensel (145) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a hazy dark amber and immediately out of the bottle I caught the sweet smell of pumpkin pie. Hints of cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg also was present there and all this followed through in the taste without disappointment. A fantastic example of this style!
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slowrunner77 (8994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2015 "this one, though i have lots of respect for Elysian, was a huge surprise. started with this and by the end of the night, it was still my clear favorite, and probably the best pumpkin beer i’ve ever had (at the time). aroma was simply magnificent. if you like pumpkin, this is it! get it fresh. THE most natural pumpkin aroma that kept my nose returning to it all night. lighter abv but full flavored, smooth, medium bodied. spices were not overdone and there was an additional toasted character that fit the beer well. biggest surprise in a while. for my money - kicked pumking’s butt!! 11/10-just as nice on tap. best beer there! 10/11-almost as nice. almost. "
cblado (298) - Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice orange copper color, pearly head, some lacing. Aroma is strongly spiced with clove and cinnamon. Some toffee malt and grassy hops as well. Flavor is medium sweetness, with a long bitter, spicy finish. Palate is perfect. Overall an excellent seasonal beer.