obxdude10 (2220) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice pumpkin beer! It gets better as it warms, though. The flavors started to stand out a lot more. The beer pours a dark amber color with a brown and orange hue. The nose has plenty of pumpkin notes, along with some cinnamon and a bit of nutmeg. Those same qualities show through in the flavors as well. The finish is almost like drinking a freshly baked pumpkin pie. The high alcohol content is very well-hidden in this beer, too. I’m definitely going to have to buy up some bottles to have on hand for Halloween and, especially, Thanksgiving. Can’t wait to pair this beer with a slice of real freshly baked pumpkin pie!
Earlier Rating: 10/19/2003 Total Score: 4.1
Enjoyed this pumpkin ale a lot, most pumpkin ales don't have enough pumpkin flavor in them but this one did, lots of pumpkin everywhere, in the aroma, in the flavors & the aftertaste, lots of different spices present as well, like nutmeg & cinnamon, amber in color with a nice off-white head, and just like the description says this beer does taste like a pumpkin pie in a glass, wonderful seasonal beer
r464 (2250) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep copper in color with a tan head. A strong pumpkin flavor with underlying spices. Still, less strong in the pumpkin flavor than some others I have tried, and not too weak either. A nice balance, but certainly holding a strong alcohol content.
Earlier Rating: 10/16/2003 Total Score: 4.1
On tap from a recent batch. Best pupkin ale that I have yet tasted. The spices are much more reserved, but the pumpkin flavor is distinct. The ale itself is smooth and not watered down tasting either.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml Bottle and Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of pumpkin, slight spice, and slight nutmeg. Poured ORANGE in color with a small, off-white head that lasted around the edges only. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of pumpkin, malt, astringent, slight spice, and a cloying maltiness at the end. Medium body. Average carbonation. Slightly dry, cloying texture. Pumpkin, spice, and malt finish is lightly dry and strangely malty. Something is off on the flavor. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
jtclockwork (13278) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour with nice size head. Taste and aroma of muted pumpkin pie. Medium bodied. Rated 8/30/08
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at BBWks. Aroma mainly spices, cinnamon and clove. Tapped a darker gold off white cap. Flavor is much like pumpkin pie, cinnamon, clove and pumpkiny veggie taste. Palate is medium bodied and finish tails off nicely with the spices. Overall a solid offering.
kramer (5737) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, at Allentown location. Pours a clear dark gold body with a small beige head. The nose is spice overload with tons of clove, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, the whole gamut of ammo for a pumpkin beer. A bit of pumpkin meat showing through, but not much. The flavor is all spice up front, a bit of pumpkin meat mid swallow, then the cinnamon and nutmeg take over on the finish. Medium bodied with a bit of clinginess and moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall, about the usual for a pumpkin ale, decent for a 5 oz sample, but I wouldn’t want a whole pint.
woohoo14 (1) - , California, USA - OCT 7, 2008 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is, without a doubt, my favorite pumpkin ale. Every year, in September/October, I get a hankering for pumpkin beers, and I can’t find one like this anywhere! I live in San Diego, and was in Philly 2 years ago and found this one in a bar on South Street. Where can I get more? I would love to find it again! If you know where, please email me!
valpoaj (707) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours reddish orange with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is pretty much nutmeg and sweet malts, but it doesn’t overpower and is actually pleasant (first cool night in a LONG time might be helping this one along). Flavor is a bit watery, but is otherwise pleasantly muted with notes of clove, cinnamon and nutmeg amongst the malty flavors. Palate is very thin, but not to the point of being completely offensive. Not a go-to beer by any means, but a decent offering for that one-time try!
Beerdedone (3170) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sampled. Pours a hazy orange with a off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, nutmeg, and notes of cinnamon. Flavor is thin bodied and mild with pumpkin, caramel malts, nutmeg, and some spices.
jgb9348 (5483) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy golden orange coloured body with a very dense tan head and millions of small bubbles rising from the bottom. Aroma of coriander seed, nutmeg, nuts and tons of caramel malt - no real pumpkin or strong spice smell at all. Medium-bodied; Strong malty flavour up front with a very noticeable spice taste and hints of nuts and malt. Aftertaste is bitter from the nuts and malt, but not showing much pumpkin or spice at all. Overall, a below average pumpkin/spiced beer, and one that really doesn’t need to be tried. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverage last year, but tasted on 21 October 2007.