BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown w. creamy head. Lovely yeasty aroma and flavor intermingles delightfully with malts, though pumpkin is imperceptible. Some alcohol enters the equation to heighten the yeast complexity. An outstanding belgian strong ale/dubbel, though pumpkin does not play a perceptible role.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with medium creamy head. Dark fruit aroma. A little banana and dark fruit in the taste. I don’t get much pumpkin out of it, but I definitely enjoyed this one. Very smooth and drinkable.
CapFlu (4616) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Sampled at Elysian Pumpkin Beer Festival on October 20, 2007. Lasting creamy almond-coloured head with a deep opaque body. Wow... great smooth body, very boozy with vanilla nose. Sweet and enjoyable.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
10/20/07 On draught at the brewery. Aroma is fusel, like nail polish remover, this pretty much wipes out the faint underlying fruitiness. Appearance is cloudy brown with no head. Flavor is an alcoholic sweet/sour blend that is fruity like a belgian wheat beer, not like a dubbel. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a low carb feel. Overall, this just tasted too off style, and needs more phenolics to compete with the scary aroma.
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather muddy brown. Bubblegum nose with hints of molasses. Very sweet flavour with lots of bubblegum and a touch of yeast. Pumpkin character is negligible.