beastmaster (222) - Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells delicious. Foamy. Pumpkin orange color. Aroma is festive. Nutmeg, spice, pumpkin. Solid pumpkin beer. Doesn’t get too fancy. Good body. Light.
kathouse (916) - Nevada, USA - MAY 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A gift from a friend. The bottle pours a light amber with a thin foam. Pepper, nutmeg, allspice and some caramel on the nose. Medium body and plentiful carbonation. Pumpkin, malt, and more spice finishes with a slightly smooth character.
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottles. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized head. Spices with pumpkins. More spices ... I like more pumpkins.
tnkw01 (1019) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange color. Medium head. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice. Taste is pumpkin pie flavor.
DialSquare (2498) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From ABC on Apalachee - $4.99 a six pack. It’s December now, so I’m guessing this has been sitting for a couple months - though I don’t remember seeing it previously. Opaque orange pour with a thin off-white head that dissipates quickly leaving a slight ring. Aroma is pleasant pumpkin spices. Tastes are pumpkin bread, nutty, caramel malt. Just avoids being not too sweet. Overall, well balanced and good for the style.
S_Side_Smitty (424) - 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 (3636) - 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 (3750) - 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 (7682) - 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 (2411) - 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 (602) - 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.