5000 (6298) - 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!
DocLock (8013) - 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 Wegmanís 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 (2338) - 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 (403) - 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 (94) - 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 (758) - 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 (2649) - 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 (5873) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, 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 Iíll admit Iím not a fan of pumpkin beers. That said, this has a dizzying array of very impressive both local and international ingredients ... and itís evident in this quality beer. I just donít like it that much ... not because it isnít well made, just because I donít like pumpkin beers. If you do, this is probably one of the best youíll ever find. (#5841, 10/26/2014)
teromous (77) - - OCT 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Copper colored body that is a bit hazy. Itís transparent enough to see into the glass but not completely through it. Not much of a head...it is there when pouring but absent afterwards. Even lower than expected from a standard Farmhouse Ale. No lacing.
Aroma: Cinnamon and clove with a light souring note, like a fruit going bad. Not all that pleasant of a combination. The only saving grace is that the pumpkin spice is relatively good.
Taste: I get a very mellow pumpkin spice flavor (mainly just clove) and just a hint of musty barn. I donít go around licking barns but it has that old mildew quality that you can practically taste. Itís very faint, but gives credence to the farmhouse namesake.
Feel: Not too dry, not really anything. Watery and not present on the palate.
Overall: I would recommend passing on this one unless you have an agenda for drinking every pumpkin beer on the planet. It doesnít really do "pumpkin beer" all that well and it doesnít really do "farmhouse" all that well. Itís a very nondescript beer that leans heavily on the flavor of cloves to incite cognitive memories of pumpkin pie, which it doesnít complete in a spice selection imbalance.
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Caponeís. Poured an amber color with an averaged sized head. Pumpkins, spices, and caramel. Fine example of a pumpkin beer (but again, I prefer less spices and all pumpkin)..
beerguy00 (160) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice orange color with a white head, very nice spice notes and the pumpkin isnít overpowering. Very nice