nickd717 (3480) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle thanks to StormKing47. Pours a dark clear amber-brown color with a 1.5-finger yellow-tan head and some lacing. Aroma is pretty nice, with big pumpkin spice and sweet caramel. Nothing crazy. The flavor is good but a bit overspiced. Big cardamom, allspice, and nutmeg, with caramel malt and slight pumpkin. The mouthfeel is decent, medium-full bodied with medium-low carbonation and a little spicy tingling. Not bad overall. Tough to drink a lot of though - a 3oz tick is enough for me.
ReggieDunlap (3055) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a deep caramel/brown color...slightly opaque...with a medium tan head...lively looking. aroma has hints of allspice and nutmeg...also an earthy, wheaty aroma...definitely reminds me of the fall (autumnal aroma?) flavor hints at pumpkin up front but is dominated by spices...not muddled or overly aggressive though. finish is much like a wiezenbock with some clove and an earthy dryness...hint of alcohol. lively mouthfeel is not as heavy as expected. pretty good...reminds me of riverhorse hipp-o-lantern.
fsbw21086 (331) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium body with hints of all seasonal Flavors but not overpowering. Dryish finish that ends nicely.
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a copper color with small off-white head. Some nice aromas of spice and pumpkin. Flavor was malty rich with pumpkin, but not overpowering. Spices were evident and complimentary to the pumpkin while leaving a bit of a dry finish to a mildly sweet brew. Very enjoyable!
jmm635 (855) - 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 (10977) - 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 (1778) - 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 (2352) - 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 (3864) - 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.