5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Amberish, very faint haze, moderate carbonation, thin to moderate off-white head, spotty lacing. Definite nutmeg aroma, slight cinnamon, otherwise all-spice and a touch of clove. Smells very much the part! On the tongue its almost a citrusy nutmeg/cinnamon combination. A lot of spices here, and a little difficult to pull each one out. All-spice seems to really bring up the rear, with soft clove. Perhaps even a touch of ginger as well. Very spicy, but thankfully not over done. As an 8.5% beverage, it is masked very well! It certainly will sneak up on you, as it has done on me. Finishes with faint ginger and clove lingering, even some citrus peel. Smells more the part than it tastes, nutmeg/cinnamon on the nose, while the clove/ginger seem to come through on the tongue. Comes across as very artisanal. Well made for sure, and one that makes me wish it were fall again!
magsinva (956) - Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Wegmans bought in Fall 2014 - pours clear orange with some yeasty bits floating in it. Aroma is all pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. Very pumpkin pie, but I wish in had more of the barnyard or funk you find in a typical farmhouse style ale.
chinchill (2905) - 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 (2906) - 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 (4536) - 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 (8500) - 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 (2556) - 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 (502) - 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 (145) - 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 (1016) - 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 (2867) - 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.