nick76 (4077) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma has some of that nice pumpkin and spice but also trashy lager. The appearance is slightly hazy orange gold with a smaller head. The taste is like the aroma with an astringent quality. The palate is smooth. Overall I like the concept but it didnít work out all the way.
tomciccateri (885) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 4, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draught at the Distillery, Savannah, GA USA. Pours a dense dark gd with a thick white head and fine-bubble lace. Moderate pumpkin spice aroma. Medium body. Dull semi-dry malty flavor with slightly coarse mouthfeel. No off flavors but not inspiring.
mansquito (2504) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Blanchardís, Allston sixer ($9): Pours a amberish color with a little bit of head. Aroma of cinnoman, nutmeg, and a whiff of beerishness. Basically, this is a somewhat uninteresting pumpkin ale. Kind of spicy. Easily sessionable if you can tolerate the taste of pumpkin beers. Kind of on light side of things.
SanfordBrewer (1343) - Sanford, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2011
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
hazy orange amber with lots of particulates and a thin ring of white head; medium body with medium-high carbonation.
aroma: caramel malt, pumpkin pie.
taste: lots of spices, caramel malt, and pumpkin.
pie spices and hops donít play nice.
jimhilt (2274) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a two finger cream head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Hazy amber/orange color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Spicy pumpkin nose, flavor is spice and tart pumpkin, dry finish. $1.99 for a 12oz bottle from Jakeís Market Springfield, Vt.
DrinkEmUpJones (985) - Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pillowy off-white head, pours brown-orange. Nose is medium, apple pie and spice. NOt getting a lot of pumpkin, but I am getting nutmeg, cinnamon, apple & pear. Medium-bodied palate, again with orchard fruit & spices, fades a little on the back-palate. I donít get any pumpkin?? I like it, I just think it should have been billed as simply a "fall" beer and not a "pumpkin" one.
auerbrau (2953) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 27, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz Bottle, purchased at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. Historically, Harpoon has had some issues with spiced beers, putting out bottles of farmerís-market-hand-soap-water, particularly the Winter Warmer. They had cleaned up this issue, but Iím afraid this bottle of Cinnamon-Nutmeg-Allspice juice harkens a return to the old days. What do I taste? Oh not much, just a mouthful of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. Beer? Nah. A faint glow of pumpkin, yeast, and hop resin beneath reminds me that this is indeed a bottle of beer Iím drinking. Blech.
BrewBoxer (1232) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a bronze tan color with thick head. Smells of nutmeg, spice and pumpkin. Taste is the same. Not a fan of these beers usually, but this is pretty good
IPAsavedMYlife (335) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not much purely white head. Hazy orange in color. Very perfumy on the nose, cinnamon, spice, and everything nice. Coriander, with some honey notes as well. Looking at it, this beer is very flat. Mouthfeel isnít too thin, finishes very much like a lager. One of the best pumkins out there.
Cletus (6177) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with a thin white head and some minimal chill haze. Smells of pumpkin pie spice, some honey undertones, pumpkin cookies. Tastes of pepper, tea, floral, fresh pumpkin, some tarte hints on the finish.