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 it’s 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.
Maverick34 (2312) - 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 (876) - 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 (2898) - 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 (1218) - 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 (824) - 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.
MadRobin (1995) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap half pint at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD.
Clear, coppery amber with a small khaki head and fair lacing.
Aroma of pumpkin fruit, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel and wassail.
Taste of nutmeg, toasted malt, caramel, cinnamon, allspice, pumpkin and orange. Nicely rounded balance of fruity, malty and spice flavors.
Medium body and medium carbonation with smooth, foamy mouthfeel.
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obguthr (3917) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong clove nose, pumpkin and cinnamon underneath. Cloudy orange, thick head with little retention. Pumpkin is dominant, but cloves are also prominent. Light body, alcohol not noticeable. Dry, not overly spiced. While pumpkin ales don’t lend themselves to revisiting, this is quite sessionable.
TomDecapolis (4500) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy orange with a small bubbly white head. Aroma of caramel, buttery popcorn, cinnamon and vanilla. Flavor of cinnamon sticks, vanilla and nutmeg.
NikkTwist (1668) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Moriartys. Hazy copper pour. Slight fizzy/foamy off-white head that mostly disappears. Big green squash flavors. Not quite pumpkin, but does taste natural. A wee bit tart. Thankfully juicier than spicier - though mulling spices are clearly present: cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and clove. Okay, but not a standout.
tgncc (2830) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Valley Forge 2013 Beer Fest. Mix of Belgian yeast and pumpkin, squash. Medium/thick in body. Really doesn’t work at all. Not terrible, not great.