crbolesta (10) - Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is filled with scents of allspice, clove, and nutmeg. Color is a beautiful sunny golden hue. Initial taste is heavy with notes of sweet baked cinnamon pumpkin. Mellows out into a medley of seasonal spices; very smooth and pleasant. Finishes clean with a bright sweetish bitterness. Lightly carbonated, but just enough to effectively deliver flavors.
Scubatrip (604) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
From the bottle, pours a dirty greenish red with a dissipating bubbly (we’ll call it a) head. Aroma is much more vegetable/herb than what you’d expect from a pumpkin ale. Sour, notes of fresh pumpkin and spinach? Taste is very sour, and like you’re eating the seeds out of the pumpkin you’re carving, sprinkled with cinnamon and cloves. A harsh flavor if you’re expecting a normal pumpkin ale. I feel bad giving this a bad rating because it’s clearly got some thought behind it, but I just don’t care for it. Very complex and unique, so points for that, but not something I’ll plan on buying again.
EithCubes (5087) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Nose is sweet and malty, earthy, vanilla and spice, strong but seemingly not overdone. Pours orange with a fizzy, ephemeral beige head. Taste is very sweet, thin body, light-medium bitterness, more of the latter from the now much heavier spices than from any hop contribution. There is some pumpkin character here. Crisp, light booze, too much nutmeg/allspice/etc, barely passes muster, but I finished.
Dogbrick (8658) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Kurtkeller 017: Pumpkin-tastic 02 on 10/13/2014. Hazy orange color with a thin off-white head that recedes steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Spice, yeast and malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of peppery yeast, caramel malt and pumpkin spices. The finish is sweet with a nutmeg and cinnamon aftertaste. Decent overall.
BierMeHoos (154) - Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle poured. Aroma is all pumpkin, with just a tinge of nutmeg to round it out. Feels smooth with just a bit of the lightest carbonation. Let this one warm up a bit before drinking it, might make it better for you.
reberiii (360) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong pumpkin pie spice, medium carb, deep orange. Has some hop bitter. Or spice bitter. Slight creaminess.
Maverick34 (2352) - New York, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Heavier on the cinnamon, nutmeg and got s9me brown sugary malts. Pretty good.
radio_nowhere (905) - Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at their tasting room yesterday, orangy dark amber color with light tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), toast and Belgian yeast notes (some fruitiness, clove). Taste adds notes of caramel, allspice and citrus. Medium-light body, moderate carbonation, dry with faint fruity roast finish. Fruitier pumpkin ale, quite nice.
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A brown Belgian ale without the pumpkin but everything else. Pours an orangey brown color, generous off white to tan colored head, splotchy lacing. Aroma of molasses, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice. Flavor followed, Belgian yeasties underneath, bread, assorted other spices. Mouthfeel moderate in body and carbonation. Nice stuff.
Beerathon (1274) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I appreciate the Belgian twist on the pumpkin beer, but it’s still overly spiced, thin, astringent, and overall just meh. Nutmeg and cinnamon with some Belgian yeastiness.
dlovell2 (882) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy copper color with off white head. Toasted malt aroma with cinnamon and nutmeg. Sweet caramel and toasted malt start followed with brown sugar and Biscoff cookie. Cinnamon nutmeg and ginger spiciness with light pine finish. Creamy mouthfeel.