Aethien (31) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No head but a gorgeous deep ruby colour, loads of spices in the nose, there’s a sort of sharp edge to the taste that I’m not a big fan of but other than that it delivers everything I expected. Tasty but not mindblowing.
allmyvinyl (3610) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines - Cheers Ash! Dark brown pour with a 1cm creamy head. High carbonation keeps it in place. Smells like those Christmas biscuits you get at the German market. Clove, cinnamon, ginger. Some roasted pumpkin coming through too, in a burnt sugar way. Taste has a roasted spice bitterness and dark sugar sweet. Sweet like candy. Burnt flavours develop as it warms up. Medium body and just a touch cloying. Sweet finish. One of the better pumpkin beers.
BOSSbrewer (1680) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Alewife in Baltimore. Aroma is pumpkin and cinnamon. Pal or is pumpkins. Medium bodied. Good blend of hops and spice. Nice beer.
Blairgus (2639) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
20 nov 2013, tap. Black with thin, frothy head. Nose is pumpkin but not too much spice, maybe some ginger ale, definitely sweet. Thin body, creamy and fizzy. Really tastes of a combination of pumpkin and ginger ale, with some roasted malt notes. It's a dark ale, not a stout, which I like. Pumpkin has a chance to shine through the burnt flavors.
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pineypower (2523) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out brownish with a small off white head. Aroma is of caramel malts, well balanced sweet/spice of pumpkin, cinnamon and some clove. Taste is full bodied, caramel, light earthy notes, pumpkin spices, clove, cinnamon and a light boozy heat.
Borresteijn (4780) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
35cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Dark brown colour, beige head. Aroma of pumpkin pie, lots of spices, cinnamon, mace, clove, nutmeg, dark fruits, liquorice. Flavour has the same qualities, but is less spicy and more malt-forward, some liquorice in the bittersweet finish. Medium to full-bodied. Nice.
Theydon_Bois (9104) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BOE, split with JF at the pre 5K tasting, 12/11/13.
Almost clear mahgony brown with a big old beige head.
Nose is dark toffee, light booze, pumpkin pie, orange peel, woody, light medicinals, nutmeg.
Taste comprises mashed pumpkin, dark toffee, light spice, clove.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, lightly warming booze in the finish.
One of the better pumpkin beers I’ve tasted - solid enough fayre.
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown to amber with a small off white head. Aroma is caramelish, cinnamon and nutmeg spiced. Sweet. Caramelish and nutmeg. Cinnamon and cardemomme. Medium spiced and slight sweet impression.
Quend0 (10) - - NOV 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, dark brown colour, like strong black tea. Only a light head, very light brown.
Spicy and sweet aroma. Licorice.
Tastes sweet at first, caramel, then a long bitterness and warming sensation from the alcohol. And pumpkin :P
Light carbonation. Slightly sticky mouthfeel.
Blade86 (617) - Wrocław, POLAND - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2014 spices, pumpkin, hops, little woody; dark ruby, hazy, medium long-lasting off-white/beige foam; medium(+) bitterness, medium sweetness; medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, long bitter finish;
Overall: very nice beer, strong yet drinkable