Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of queenholly. I was in Indianapolis last year and didn’t get a chance to get by Flat 12, so I’m glad to try this. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a huge foamy off-white head. It seemed like it was on the verge of being a gusher. Nice aroma, sweet and toasted pumpkin notes with pumpkin spice, pumpkin seed and a faint touch of bitterness. The taste is big pumpkin spice, some toasted notes and a spicy finish. Medium bodied, lingering spice and very high carbonation. Overcarbonated, but still nice.
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly cloudy gold pour, white head. Pumpkin and spice up front. Flavor is pumpkin pie, crust, very light hops, spice.
shrubber85 (9945) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin aroma. Golden yellow with giant head. Mildly sweet nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin malt and mildly bitter herbal hops flavor. Tasty.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, shared by caterwaul. Clear yellow orange color. Thin white head. Good splotches of lace. Some definite tea-like aromas in the nose, along with some of the expected pumpkin spice aromas. Pretty big and interesting nose. Lighter body. Smooth, crisp, lightly creamy carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Smooth, easy-drinking. Very nice, unique combination of spices, very tasty. Not so pumpkiny, but the spices here used are very tasty. Moderate sweet, light bitter taste. Very solid, tasty, interesting unique spice beer.
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, on nitro, slightly hazy yellow with white head, aroma brought notes of pumpkin, biscuit, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Taste is huge spice, lots of cinnamon and nutmeg, clove, some slight hints of yeast, pumpkin, but dominated by spice.
b3shine (7656) - Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft to pint. Looks solid; a completely transparent gold with foamy off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells odd; a strange mix of hops, pumpkin, and spices. Tastes like it smells with a pale malt backbone. Average on the palate. Not my thing.
TheAlum (6812) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft on tap at the brewery (Indianapolis, IN). Pours a nice golden amber hue, subtle haze, decent carbonation with a brighter whitish head atop. Filmy layer dies to a decent ringer, mellow lacing and some gentle dulled golden amber glow. Aromas show pumpkin, canned and fresh, a gentle carmelized sugar feel meeting firm nutmeg and ginger. Some mellow cinnamon, gentle sweetness. Not necessarily richer pumpkin pie sweet, but it has some life. Firmer pumpkin and spice elements. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied showing some carmelized malt, firmer clove and pie spice elements. Bigger ginger and nutmeg, touches of bread, firm pumpkin. Not necessarily toasty, caramel, or sweet. Lacking that inviting creaminess. More approachable girth, but a big spice element dominates. Middle is spicy, clove and cinnamon come on strong. Cinnamon takes the reigns, a bit bready with some pumpkin, nutmeg and spice. Backend is dry, spicy, with some gentle pumkin, tapering out spice. I found this one a bit different. Not sweet and a bit clunky, but firmly spiced, cinnamon and pie spices really dig in up front and into the middle. Solid. Different.
JaBier (6412) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bullet brought back by a friend. Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Huge spice aroma consisting of cinnamon, ginger and clove along with malt. Ginger and cinnamon flavor with some malt before a spicy finish.
Suttree (5844) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Exactly everything i hate in a pumpkin beer. Sweet, heavy, and overly spiced. Barely drinkable. Smells OK, I guess.
Patrickctenchi (5671) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear, orange/brass/gold with a minimal soapy head.
Nose is pumpkin, nutmeg.
Taste is slightly metallic, pumpkin filling.
Herbal hop bittering, pumpkin rind.