LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was much better than expected. I was not a huge fan of some other pumpkin ales I have tried, but this one hit the spot. It was a nice orange-tan color with a hint of white head. Malty, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin (obviously). Thin and clean finish, easy to drink, smooth going down.
pivo (2632) - GERMANY - JAN 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like the idea of pumpkin beer and look forward to getting my hands on it when the season comes around. This was a fairly decent sample. Nice dark orange color and low head. Dull but broad pumpkin flavor that blends well with the malt. Cinnamon end. Full body. Got a slightly cardboardy aftertaste, but otherwise quite good.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the better beers they had. Clear orange, light golden body. Small thin head. Sweet slightly spicy, malty aroma. Decent thin mouthfeel. Smooth.
YogiBeera (2545) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice orange brown-amber color, light head. Cinnamon pumpkin cookie dough nose. Grain - rye and pumpkin taste. Light and fast diminishing.
Jayb0 (1093) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice job with the pumpkin and spices. Not over the top, drinkable. Nice Autumn color.
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed the pumpkin-ness of this one, very much present but not overpowering. Gave it a nice pumpkin flavor but not too pumpkin pie-ish
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks like I’m the first one to rate the 2004 batch. Tasted at times very much like the meat of the pumpkin, as it would be in a pie. Light creamy taste at times. Very light spices. An intimately drinkable beer, but more can be done to innovate for a spicy fall pumpkin beer. Great name and logo though.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Imagine the faintest possible pumpkin aroma you could have and still say you're serving a pumpkin ale withouth blushing. Fairly bitter. Faint pumpkin/gourd taste. There may be slight cinnamon notes in here as well.
Aurelius (4657) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Velvet, thin foam. Pumpkin orange. Cinnamon noses, tastes like pumpkin pie in the glass. Tangy.
obxdude10 (2116) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just like eating a slice of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, outstanding pumpkin flavors & not too overpowering either, decent lacy head, dark golden in color, great seasonal brew