Elwood (3223) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: Draft. It pours a nice orange color with a small head. The nose has a nice bit of pumpkin spice, perhaps some malt sweetness. The flavor has the requisite pumpkin pie notes, but is drier than most examples on the back end. A bit of lingering bitterness. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Not half bad.
scottw86 (1107) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Poured a light orange color with a white head. Aroma has lots of pumpkin and oranges. Taste is very smooth and creamy with pumpkin. Lots of spices and nutmeg. Overall decent, maybe too spicy. e
jrodooo5 (1025) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Definatley smells like an IPA & has very little pumpkin flavor. However, the beer as a whole is very tasty & drinkable. Imagine belgium meets autumn at a happy medium. Unique & quite good. I’m a fan.
craftycarl21 (2238) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Pours that classic orange amber of the pumpkin beers of the season. This one has a heavier spice profile that keeps it from tasting like creamy pumpkin pie. In the good manifestations (Pumking) I think the creaminess is awesome, but I respect the effort to have one with a bit more hop presence that isn’t just straight pumpkin and sweetness. Decent.
BazookaJoe (241) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at The Big Hunt DC. Not a bad pumpkin ale, not overly spiced which is good.
Drake (8613) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear copper color with a thin creamy offwhite head. Decent head retention. Aroma of pumpkin spices and herbal hops. The taste is pumpkin, pumpkin spices and a hoppy finish. Thin-medium bodied. Seems a little hollow... missing something. A little bit too hoppy. Soft carbonation.
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Staff recommendation at Churchkey. Not a bad pumpkin beer, the spice outweighs the squash, and it doesn’t taste like pumpkin pie.
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden ale wit a thin white head. In aroma, a nice mix of Belgian fruity esters and light pumpkin spices, light herbal notes. In mouth, a smooth Belgian ale with good balance of spices, cinnamon predominating, cloves, a bit of cardamom, quite nice. On tap at RFD, Sept. 18 2010.
BeerandBlues2 (9728) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours hazy orange with an average, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), light hops (woody), and average esters (fruity) with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and pumpkin. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, nutty), light hops (woody), and average esters (fruity) with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and pumpkin. Medium body, carbonation, and creaminess, low warmth with a medium sweet finish.
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap ta Arenas. Poured a slightly hazy deep copper color with a small white head that fell to a ring. A bready sweet pumpkin spice aroma with clove standing out. Soft malty flavor with a good balance between the spices and a mild pumpkin flavor. Spice level is just right with cinnimon, nutmeg and all spice. Nice light to medium body and well balanced. Avery good pumpkin seasonal.