chinchill (2457) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2015 Mildly funky aroma with less fink in the still very complex flavor. Surprisingly lively and tingly carbonation. Spicy but not so much as to mask the malts and pumpkin.
OldGrowth (2821) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, from brewery. good aroma, sweet. Spice nutmeg when cold, cinnamon all spice as warmed, caramel pumpkin, mostly clean brownish orange color, good head that faded quickly to nothingno lace. sweet flavor. Medium body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, sweet spiced finish. its nice, hides it’s 8% well, taste is best part, IMO, nice spice sweet ratio.
obguthr (4223) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pumpkin, lemon, and pear nose. Clear orange, thin head. Apricot and pumpkin flavor, allspice, lemon zest finish. Mild brown sugar finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Spicing is very subtle, but the pumpkin is evident and compliments the Belgian esters quite well. Good yeast strain for this style of beer.
DocLock (8185) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 reserve from Wegman’s Collegeville. Pours hazy copper with off-white head. Nose is extremely spicy. like someone tossed some pumpkin pie with ginger and oregano. Tastes of pumpkin, spice, coriander, allspice, cardamom, and a complex finish. This one is constructed well, and very complex.
Maverick34 (2429) - New York, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle. CLear orange pour. Cinnamon graham etc. Nice little pumpkin finisher. ..
kidobutai (454) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Okay offering to start a night of pumpkin ale. From a bottle. The color is the best part, burnt orange. Aroma was a little funky.
nasmith003 (130) - Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hint of sour in the aroma. Cloudy caramel color. Pumpkin is up front with a hint of spice. A little hop at the end.
Luvystypotables (873) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of pumpkin and spice, orange color slightly cloud with no head. Dry feel with a taste of spice. Peppery allspice finish.
Damico (2746) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours somewhat hazy orange amber with a smaller white creamy head. The aroma brings nice warming and tangy spice. The pumpkin flavors are kind of hollow, pun intended, but the spices are there and enjoyed, just not overly interesting. The body is nice as well.
Braudog (5938) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Right up front I’ll admit I’m not a fan of pumpkin beers. That said, this has a dizzying array of very impressive both local and international ingredients ... and it’s evident in this quality beer. I just don’t like it that much ... not because it isn’t well made, just because I don’t like pumpkin beers. If you do, this is probably one of the best you’ll ever find. (#5841, 10/26/2014)