Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
THOUGHTS: A very nice melding of spicy Belgian yeast and pumpkin pie spices. But itís a better Belgian beer than it is a pumpkin beer.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy, light, orangey amber with nice carbonatoin and a small, off-white head that nearly fully diminished and left virtually no lacing. The aroma had light caramel; light hops; heavy spicy yeast; hints of pumpkin pie spices that increased as it warmed, and slight pumpkin. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, ever-so-slightly sour and slightly sour; while the finish was slightly sweet and sour, and moderately bitter with and average duration. There was pale malt; slight caramel; spicy Belgian, yeast, sour pumpkin, slight pumpkin pie spices, and metallic hops.
The light to medium body was very dry with rather fizzy carbonation and a dry and slightly metallic finish.
GenDV138 (3367) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 ounce pour on draft at Realerevival. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of light pumpkin, spices, light floral. Tastes of pumpkin, spice, citrus, apple. Medium body with a dry finish.
yespr (35101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap. Pours cloudy orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is spiced, nutmeg, cinnamon, the whole disaster...Bitter, toasted malty and solid bitter. Medium dry and herbal into a slight bitter and dry finish. Bitter and toasted malty finish.
Scubatrip (605) - 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 (weíll call it a) head. Aroma is much more vegetable/herb than what youíd expect from a pumpkin ale. Sour, notes of fresh pumpkin and spinach? Taste is very sour, and like youíre eating the seeds out of the pumpkin youíre carving, sprinkled with cinnamon and cloves. A harsh flavor if youíre expecting a normal pumpkin ale. I feel bad giving this a bad rating because itís clearly got some thought behind it, but I just donít care for it. Very complex and unique, so points for that, but not something Iíll plan on buying again.
EithCubes (5242) - 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 (9446) - 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 (333) - 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 (426) - 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 (2584) - 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 (1145) - 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 (2943) - 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.