RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’m not a fan of these seasonal spiced brews...just too gimicky for me. But this one is very drinkable. The pumpkin flavor was thankfully fairly subdued beneath the predominance of the other holiday spicing...cinnamon, nutmeg, and a light earthy/floral hop note. Some base of grassiness in the background as well. OK
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very pleasant surprise. Many pumpkin ales are either overdosed with pie spices or cloyingly sweet. The pumpkin and spice in this ale were more subtle. The amber body with frothy white head gave off hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, and brown sugar. Medium bodied. The flavor was pleasantly pumpkin pie but not aggressively so.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer announces its presence with a hearty aroma consisting of pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, and all-spice. The taste follows suit and entices the palate with the taste of sweet pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, and ginger can be detected lingering in the background. This fusion of taste lingers very well.
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ FFF’s. Non-sweet pumpkin aroma - nutmeg, cinnamon and sweet cracker malt. Hazy orange body. Spicy flavor - cinnamon, nutmeg, apple, pear, cracker malt. Lots of pumpkin flavor in this guy.
thedm (5552) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy mostly lasting white colored bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body contained no carbonation, was transparent and light yellow orange in color. Its aroma contained notes of mild pumpkin spices. Its mouth feel is initially tingly with a lingering tingly aftertaste. Its flavor contained strong pumpkin spice notes and was just like in a real pumpkin pie. It gave me the beer shivers. All-in-all very nice brew.
mj23 (63) - south holland, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good session beer that also basted our turkey very well. Thanksgiving and pumpkin flavors abound.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At Three Floyds on tap. Hazy amber with no head. Nose is mostly pumpkin pretty much same goes for the taste. Similar, however not nearly as offensive, to Buffalo Bills.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at FFF. Pours to a hazy amber body with a thin white head. The aroma is a huge pumpkin pie spice that leaps from the glass. The beer has a strong pumpkin pie spice. Nutmeg and cinnamon with that pumpkin pie flavor. Overly spicy palate. Medium full and slick body. Decent texture.
hotstuff (4839) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Flossmoor. Off-white small head that was mostly lasting, fair lacing, fine-small sized bubbles, transparent, uncarbonated, and a straw yellow-orange hue. Aroma was malty, vanilla, pumpkin pie, spicy, clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sweet, clove, spicy, pumpkin flavor. Very tasty. Smooth as pumpkin pie palate. Nicely done!
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was served as a light-hazed copper/orange topped with a small tighty-whitey that fizzed away faster than expected. Cinnamon, spice (& everything nice) in flavor and aroma which totally hid the flavor of pumpkin flesh and any malts or hops that I wish I had detected. Moderately sour and spiced to finish with a dry, alcoholic astringence. Pumpkin beers are getting a little tired, I think... primarily this late in the season but in general as well. A unique concept is now way too oversaturated.
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