zizzybalubba (1254) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle from Once Upon A Vine in Richmond, VA. Dark orange pour with a thin off-white head. The baked pumpkin, nutmeg, and clove really shine in the aroma. Good flavor of pumpkin pie and its spices. Moderate alcohol warming. Nicely done and, in my opinion, worthy of a higher overall rating than it has initially received.
RABinVA (990) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler fresh from the brewery. Pours hazy orange with a nice pillow of white head that leaves delicate lacing. Aroma is big and spicy with a bit of funk and earth. Taste is way more fresh pumpkin rather than pumpkin spice. Not a spice bomb here. A nice slight earthiness. A great farmhouse beer and a great pumpkin beer all in one.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml from Once Upon a Vine, Richmond. Hazy pale orange pour, with moderate sediment swirling around and a medium prickly carbonation. Nose of mild yeast, some generic spice, and a touch of sweet heat. Body is a bit sharp from the combination of various spices, and it gives things a dry finish that helps the beer (which might otherwise be too sweet). Could be more of a solid farmhouse at its base though.
craftycarl21 (2073) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Butters. Cloudy amber pour. The nose holds pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet raisin toast, and a touch of dried apricot. The flavor is dull, with mostly spice and pumpkin and not much intrigue or balance. Medium bodied, oily and uninteresting palate. Really not awful, but just monumentally boring.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy amber, thin fizzy head, lace of small bubbles. Pumpkin and puke, bit of oregano and sage and sugar in the nose as well. Flavor is heavy sugar, metallic carbonation through light spice and bread finish, saving it from being entirely muted.
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl bottle, thanks butters. Small off-white head, clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, allspice, ginger, light clove. Taste is moderately sweet, ginger, some clove, caramel, light alcohol. Medium body, some stickiness.
GT2 (7033) - Riverside, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL thanks to Butters. Pours a tepid, clear orange with a diminishing white head. Nose is not pumpkin spice per se as much as huge herbal tea, honey, chamomile, white sage. Pretty intense and demanding. Mouthfeel is nice sage, spicy herbals, nice English cask beer character- warm, medium to lighter bodied,, big herbal spice character. No really a pumpkin beer...more just a good Fall spiced beer. Nice stuff!
TURDFERGUSON (3741) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange with a small white head. Nice nose, ginger, pumpkin. A little overly gingery, spices, cloves. Pretty good.
BeerandBlues2 (8454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Butters. Pours clear amber with an average, fizzy off-white head, medium-short retention with light lacing. Aroma is moderate pumpkin and mixed spices, earthy and farmhouse yeast, and graham cracker. Flavor is sweet malt, mixed pie spices, pumpkin, moderate malt and a sweet finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
Travlr (9827) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Deep amber color, small white edge head. Aroma of acetone, booze, spice. Taste is boozy spice. Not my cup of tea.