superspak (2446) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 12/15/2013. Pours hazy orange amber color with a 1 finger foamy white head with horrible retention, that reduces to a ring of lace quickly. Minimal lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, wheat, bread, banana, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with prominent spice/yeast ester notes and moderate malt balance; with good strength. Taste of pumpkin, cinnamon, gingerbread, nutmeg, clove, wheat, brown sugar, light banana, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, gingerbread, nutmeg, clove, brown sugar, wheat, light banana, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance, robustness, and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast ester flavors; with a good sweetness/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is good pumpkin ale. Good balance and robustness of pumpkin, malt, and spice flavors; and very smooth to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.
WillRunForBeer (554) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange brown with an off white head. Aroma is yeasty with cinnamon and clove. Taste is cinnamon, clove and citrus / cider. Cinnamon comes through in the finish.
jgb9348 (4650) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange and light amber coloured body with a good three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of squash, light spices, earth and a touch of nuts - no hops at all on this one. Medium-bodied; Good rich squash and pumpkin flavour and body with some moderate spices of allspice and nutmeg and a good sweetness showing toffee and caramel, all with a relatively easy to drink feel of wheat. Aftertaste shows a nice rich squash flavour, but some light sugars make it end fairly well. Overall, an interesting and good blend of a wheat and a pumpkin-based beer with a rich body and some nice light spices and sugars. Good to try! I sampled this pint on draught at Westside Brewery in New York, New York yesterday on 01-November-2013.
chinchill (1644) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can, bottom dated BB 15 Jan., 2014, served in a snifter.
A vigorous pour roused a moderate size bone-colored head that had limited retention. Nice, cloudy, orange-amber body. Well balanced flavor with the wheat, pumpkin pulp and spicing all coming out clearly, and a hint of hops too.
Medium-light body is a touch watery and not as soft as hoped.
O: nice, easy drinking wheat-based pumpkin beer.
to14go (29) - ISRAEL - OCT 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy orange color. Nice cynamon and toffy smell. Light body. Unexpected not-so-sweet taste. Short sweet finish.
patxa (182) - MEXICO - OCT 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average pumpkin. HazY copper, small head, no lace or almost. No perceivable aroma other than a bit of hopps and flowers. Cinammony, with a bit of spice in a rather abrupt finish.
DialSquare (2526) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from ABC on Apalachee. Cloudy copper pour with almost no head. Aroma is strong but pleasant pumpkin spice. Tastes are pumpkin spice and bready, yeasty, pepper. Ok.
Chudwick (1982) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle - pours unfiltered dark honey with ivory head. Nose is pumpkin and nutmeg. Malty and spicy. Autumnal for sure.
brianairb85 (71) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2013 Pours Amber with a short lasting head. The aroma is weak with small amounts of pumpkin purée. The beer taste is boring and flat. It is a very light pumpkin beer with some character.
beechner224 (625) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Color is amber with nice head. Aroma is mild spice. Taste also very light. Not my favorite.