ContemplateBeer (1777) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma: Pumpkin is a little obscured by nutmeg, ginger and clove, but the spices are very pleasant. Appearance: Still copper body with a ring of bone coloured head. Flavor: Really quite gingery and sharp; flavors seem at war instead of in harmony. The ginger wins. Palate: Light body, slick texture, flat carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: An uneven showing. Thanks to my friend Robert for bring a bottle back from his travels.
tmongoose (1730) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft poured medium to dark orange with white head. the aroma of spices, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and allspice dominate. the flavor is the same plus you get some pumpkin flavor on the back end. not a bad pumpkin beer but just overloaded with spices which mute the pumpkin flavor.
freekyp (1673) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome fall spices led by strong nutmeg. Ample malt backbone carries the spices to a lightly sweet but drying finish. This orange-hued beer is pretty, but lacks much head. Otherwise, a fantastic take on this Autumnal pleaser.
zizzybalubba (1626) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from SoHo Organic Market, Elizabeth City, NC. Pours yellowish-orange with a quick white head. Roasted pumpkin with light pumpkin pie spices on the nose. Good pumpkin flavor with muted cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and allspice. Finishes clean with only traces of the spices clinging to the palate. One of the better pumpkin beers I have tried.
strongpieman (1601) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear orange beer with very thin head. Lots of perfumy aroma, heavy cloves and nutmeg -- a little too much. More released in the taste. Overall okay, but too much of the spice to be great.
rdixon77 (1591) - Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Maybe a bad pour/batch. But not a superstrong pumpkin ale. The elements were there, but just was not balanced well. Too much cinnamon too, and flat taste. I’ll pass over for better pumpkin options.
Beerenberger (1567) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pumpkin and spice are the primary aromas. Pours a clear amber with a thin lasting white head and no lacing. The tastes is spice dominate. Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice with hints of pumpkin. Medium-light body with crisp carbonation. Overall, ok but I have had more balanced pumpkin ales.
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italarican (1526) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the District Rooftop Bar. Loads of sweet spice: light malty background with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Light, crisp body with moderately lingering spice. They put a lot of spice in here. Not a lot going on with the body, but it works. Just enough malt backbone to hold the pumpkin spices.
GTAEgeek (1502) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours ruby brown, with a thin head. The aroma is pumpkin and yams, brown sugar, cloves, and some light cinnamon. Very sweet, some mellow vegetal and spice notes. Medium body, sticky, and a little warming. This is a nice, understated pumpkin beer. Mellow spice and an easy flavor.
Westchesterco (1439) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at Pangea in avon nc it is a cloudy golden color with a slight head. The aroma is pumpkin with cinnamon and clove
The taste is light and spicy with flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg and pumpkin. Nicely done!