jmm635 (805) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color, white head. Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin. Flavor was actually maltier than expected but still leans toward the pumpkin flavors. Late hop bitterness.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle Cork topped bomber Pours a cloudy amber with a thin off white head. The head deminishes quickly, and laces sparcely. Aroma is of spice, pumpkin, cloves, and nutmeg. Has a good carbonation. the flavor starts off strong and then the spices settle in. Kind of has 2 phases. Has a medium body. The texture is thick. Has a decent finish and a spicy aftertaste. Had some good pumpkinsd but this one misses for me. Has potential but not just right.
bhensonb (9828) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 c&c from Oak Tree. Aroma is malty with a lot of pie spice things - nutmeg might stand out. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Flavor is very pie spice. Nutmeg lingers as the liquid leaves. There are other spice aspects, but I’m not good at diferentiation. More enjoyable than many pumpkin ales.
Arayaga2 (1710) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Standard pumpkin aroma with standard nutmeg. Taste is the same with earthy vegetal pumpkin sourness. $6/12oz
adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep autumn amber color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of nutmeg, pumpkin spice and nuts. Taste of pumpkin, nutmeg and light cinnamon. Nice brew.
ben4321 (3348) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 9/29/10
Aroma: The nose has a good amount of spice: nutmeg, pumpkin, ginger, and some clove
Appearance: It pours a hazy brownish-orange color with a creamy tan head atop it
Flavor: The flavor is pretty spicy as well, yeasty, a nice, fairly typical pumpkin flavor
Palate: This medium bodied beer has a pretty smooth feel to go along with the long spicy duration
I would say that this one is a pretty good pumpkin beer. It isn’t the best one I’ve ever had, but I did enjoy drinking it. I’m a big fan of this style, so I tend to score them higher then others do, but I score them based on my taste, and I like them a lot. The flavor was pretty good, the booze was decently well-hidden, and the quality is there. Enjoyable stuff.
ScoWRee (355) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep amber color, like an Iced Tea, with a thick off white foamy head. Aroma hits you when you open the bottle, Spicy clove and pumpkin. Tastes like liquid pumpkin pie. Not a Pumpkin Ale fan but, this isn’t bad.
jport4087 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Full disclosure: I am not a fan of pumpkin beers....and this one did not change my mind. Pours a beautiful amber with the aroma of spices and nutmeg. Not overly spiced which was a pleasant surprise...but the lack of of spices allowed the alcohol punch to shine through without an offsetting balance. Overall: Good; not great
KornDogg (517) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light pumpkin spice aroma. amber body with thin lasting head.... Flavor is more candied then typical pumpkin beers. Very subtle pumpkin spice flavor. A nice change from typical pumpkin beers, but could use a little bit more flavor
Damico (2210) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours a solid amber color with a bubbly head. The aroma is a nice subtle blend of pumpkin and spices. The flavor comes in smoothly with malts, pumpkin with some sweet notes, and the spices you get in a slice of pumpkin pie. The body is very carbonated, especially bubbly after drinking a Pumking.