wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Monk’s Retreat (JDW), Reading. Brown with a moderate cream head and a surprisingly lively fizz for a cask ale. Strong toffee aroma is rather appealing. Toffee and malt dominates throughout, and although the mouthfeel is a little thin, the flavour is rich throughout. Not sure about the pumpkin, but there seems to be some cinnamon and chocolate coming through. And, bizarrely, some roast beef. And brown sauce. Quite liked this, although felt oddly guilty for doing so. On a blind tasting I would have classified it as a brown ale. Some crackly Autumn leaves and leaf mulch completed what was quite an interesting beer.
downender (6236) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On gravity at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol, October 2013. Reddish-amber with a slight, off-white head. Sweetish, malty bitter, with some berry fruits, touch of roast and some caramel, before a moderately bitter finish. Couldn’t detect any pumpkin.
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
23rd October 2013
The Hain Line, St Ives. Cask. Pretty much a clear amber beer with a small off white head. Palate is smooth and dry with fine carbonation. Sweetish malt and sweetish pumpkin and a little nuttyness. Whisper of spice. Finishes semi dry with mild peel bitterness. Interesting and quite drinkable.
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, handpump Monday 4th November 2013 from White Horse, Banbury; Oxon, at Banbury Beer Festival mtg Pours chestnut brown with very good clarity. A robust malt forward beer, hops are virtually non-existent, a little spice, caramel, mmhh.. perhaps some pumpkin I am not too sure. Its fine and in good nick, half was enough though. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1
gegwilson (1026) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask from the Swatters Carr, Midldesbrough. There is some pumpkin flavour in this, bt otherwise a bit vegatabley and malty. Kind of watery. This one is pretty bland, but at last it’s refreshing.
tombyars (1354) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this in the Salt Cot in October 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear tawny in colour with a thin creamy off white head. Hint of warm yeasty dough in the brief aroma. Thin but smooth mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a very light digestive biscuit base with weak diluted apple fruit just about present in the mouth. Dry dusty floral hops give a weak bitter aftertaste. Finish is slightly malty but weak and watery and running out of legs. The weak ABV is very apparent in this Vegetable Ale - could not detect the pumpkin though?
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Eastgate Northampton 22/10/13. A dark brown coloured beer with a whitish bubbly loose head. A bit of sweetness and a touch of spice. Interesting late pumpkin flavours. On the malty side otherwise. Perfectly decent.
jjsint (736) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Wheatsheaf (JDW), Stoke. Clear brownish copper. Nice head.
Aroma ok. Metallic and medicinal. Taste: not much there. A bit bland and sour. Un-pumpkinlike. Bitter finish. Don’t see the point of this beer. A reasonably empty experience.
danlo (1131) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Tanners Hall JDW Darlington. Copper-brown amber colour, creamy off-white head leaving some lacing and aroma is light malty. Taste is pumpkin, biscuity malt, nutty. Watery mouthfeel, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, bitter finish. OK.
Beese (1651) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 17 October. Poured a clear, dark copper colour with a scummy white head and good lacing. Malty aroma with caramel and light spice. Dry malt flavours with coriander and brown sugar. Finishes with cereal, nutmeg and toffee.