boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of AmEricanBrew). Poured amber color w/ cream top. Aroma was of ginger, spice, and pumpkin. Taste was of sweet pumpkin and spice. Yummy beer!
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great Pumpkin Ale. 8.00% ABV-45 IBU’s. On Cask @ Elysian Tangletown. Smooth rich pumpkin spice caramel malty body. Excellent smooth Big brew. (4.75 / 5.0) Sampled 1/11/2005.
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Pours a clear orange with white bubbles instead of head. Nose is of pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste is like pumpkin pie, oh my! Tasty. Pretty good for a pumpkin/veggie brew. Mouthfeel is medium with slight alcohol.
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to maltomeal shared at the January RB tasting. Super pumpkin nose. Very gold color. Taste is very high in alcohol with overriding pumpkin tastes (which is not my favorite taste). OK in small quantities.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 Bottle - Thanks KFInn! - Pours deep orangey amber with a small white head...aroma is massively spicy, cinnamon, coriander, brown sugar and squash...flavour is similar, sweet malty pumpkin and pie spice, great alcohol...far from sticky and tons of actual squash flavour, ginger...this rocked...easily the best imperial pumpin brew so far...
bu11zeye (12693) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of AmEricanBrew) Pours a clear orange body with a moderate white head. Aroma of nutmeg, pumpkin, caramel, and allspice. Flavor of pumpkin, allspice, caramel malt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and nuts.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to MaltOMeal for bringing this beer. Pumpkin pie colored with little head. Nice nose of pumpkin and spice. Flavor is a lot like my mom’s pumpkin pie...with a clean finish. Really nice pumpkin flavors.
thirdeye11 (6044) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
( 22oz bottle thanks to AmEricanbrew) Pours clear orange with nice head. Nose of pumpkin and cinnamon. Taste of butternut squash, cinnamon with a great spicy linger and tons more cinnamon here.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bomber, labeled at 7.7% ABV. The body is a clear, dark amber color. A small head of smooth beige foam settles in as a microscopic film, leaving ultra-thin, sheety flares of lacing on the glass. Aromas are strange, showing a tart, bretty overtone and soured pumpkin notes that I’m sure are unintentional. Hints of celery salt and coriander represent everything I have about pumpkin beers. The flavors are just off from start to finish, entirely too tart and heavily spiced. Sour, cheesy funk isn’t something I expected to find in a lingering, nasty finish. The palate is medium-plus in body, moderately carbonated, and somewhat astringent. Something must have gone horribly wrong with this brew, because it downright sucks. Awful.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle, 2008. Lightly fogged honey brown with brief foamy head. Nose is brown sugar, nutmeg, clove and pumpkin with roasted nuts adding a nice touch. Luscious body, like a thin puree. Zingy carb, reminding me of fermenting fruit, adds to the rustic appeal. Taste is squashy pumpkin, toffee, cinnamon stick and nutmeg with allspice in a bitter finish. The kind of brew i’d expect to find in a colonial tavern.