S_Side_Smitty (329) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper color with a medium off white head. Aroma is mild cinnamon & nutmeg spices with, of all things, pumpkin! I can truely smell pumpkin in this one - most pumpkin beers cover it up with the spices. Ok, this one scores low, but why? Taste is pumpkin pie all day long, but on the lighter side. Mid palate is missing, but the finish is light malts, rounding this beer out nicely.
Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brunzies. Nice nose of pumpkin pie spices, sweet and spicy. Medium amber clear with thin white head. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pumpkin pie spices, medium to heavy sweetness with light nutty and hoppy bitterness. Smooth finish and after, well balanced.
ben4321 (3335) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Shop Rite, 11/17/13
Aroma: The nose is clean and malty, some nutmeg/pumpkin pie spice, yeast, and a little fruit
Appearance: It pours an unclear golden-orange color with a small head and some mild lace
Flavor: The flavor is light-medium sweet, with plenty of spice, and a mild bitterness too
Palate: The body is light-medium and the mouthfeel, especially the finish, is mostly tingly and spicy
This isn’t a top of style example, but it does feel like a nice start. I like the idea of making a blonde with pumpkin spice, it just wasn’t quite executed as well as I think it could have been. Still, it is plenty quaffable.
DocLock (7185) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours clear deep copper with 1-finger frothy off-white head. Nose is very spicy, with heavy cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon, plus pumpkin puree. Tastes semi-sweet, with a big pumpkin flavor, notes of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and an pverall spicy finish. Decent, but somewhat flawed.
superspak (1894) - Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled 8/6/2013. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a small off white head with solid retention, that reduces to a lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, brown sugar, gingerbread, toast, floral, and herbal earthiness. Nice aromas with good complexity and decent balance of pumpkin, malt, and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread, brown sugar, toast, floral, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, gingerbread, toast, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a bit. Good balance and complexity of pumpkin, malt, and spice flavors; with moderately watery flavor robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and watery moutfeel that is ok. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present on the finish. Overall this is a decent pumpkin ale. Lacking robustness of flavors, but has good balance and is easy to drink. A fairly enjoyable offering.
smaynard6000 (472) - Apopka, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark golden color with minimal head. Aroma is dominated by pumpkin and spices. Flavor is similar to the aroma, with some sweetness to go along with the pumpkin and spice notes. Medium bodied with smooth finish. Solid pumpkin ale.
cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at whole food wexford. Very good experience, a nice pumpkin beer for once. ot sure if there is really punkin in ther but its a tad darker than pale ale. Very mild friendly aroma of spiced punkin pie. Yes, at least some punkin spice in tere fer sure. Probably one of the better punkin beers IMHO, its well behaved and never over the top. Good co2 too. Odd muted pumpkin flavor mixed with leather. Overall good beer, I’m pleasantly surprised.
alobar (2503) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper pour with no head. Aroma of allspice with hint of pumpkin. Most allspice flavor with some pumpkin and caramel. Overall, not a bad beer and not overpowering as many pumpkin beers are.
Edmoe (236) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is slightly burnt spices. Hazy copper pour. Taste very little pumpkin; mostly spice. A decent pumpkin ale; not bad, not great.
markwise (4090) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ABC in Spring Hill. Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Nose is some roasted pumpkin, some cinnamon, some allspice, and some caramel. Flavor is similar- some caramel, some allspice, some cinnamon, some roasted pumpkin, and some dryness at the end with a mild yeast presence. Medium in body and interesting overall.