blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draught at the Union Square location 2004 (with notes since I meant to review this awhile ago but didn’t get a chance to). Nice amber-orange color. Not much of a head but the lacing on the top was quite nice. Overall an average pumpkin ale. What was good was that it wasn’t overly sweet. Light cinnamon taste at the back of the mouth but not overpowering. Malty, light and refreshing. The flavors don’t really stand out to me and the elements that make up the flavor overall are quite muddled. With that being said however, it was one of the better Heartland brews.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"pretty much what was expected for the style. nice mix of cinnamon, clove ginger, and pumpkin on the nose. the ginger was a nice touch. "honey roasted pumpkin"...maybe that was it...this one was good, slightly better than the average pumpkin beer"
Alyona (2) - - JUN 23, 2014 does not count
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Heartland Smiling Pumpkin Ale is the best beer of the our world. Please, try to taste it this day
cardofab (229) - Teramo- ITALY, ITALY - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Discreta pumpkin ale. Al naso e gradevolmente maltata con note dolciastre. In bocca resta equilibrata, di corpo medio con gradevole fondo luppolato.
ben4321 (4066) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: Draft at HB Burger, 11/15/13
Aroma: On the light side, some fall spices (not necessarily) pumpkin, and bready malts
Appearance: This one pours in the glass a clear amber-orange color with a small head
Flavor: The taste is much the same, with some spice and bready malts, leans sweet for the style
Palate: The body is light (leaning medium), with a decent mouthfeel, and average carbonation
I thought that this was a below average example of the style. This one is fine, but it leans toward the dull side in most of the categories.
Wanja (668) - GERMANY - JAN 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Heartland, New York. Nice dark cloudy orange color. Nice spicy taste with cinnamon and nutmeg aroma...
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Heartland Brewery (Empire State Building) NYC sept 2012. Clear amber beer with a small offwhite head. Really spicy aroma. Spicy fruity fresh flavour.
algemo45 (61) - - NOV 2, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well balanced pumpkin beer. Just enough spices to let you know they are there. Multiple drink ability qualified.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rlgk (11343) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Heartland Empire State Building, NYC. Malty spicy aroma, coriander, ginger, some clove, pumpkin, biscuits, grass and banana. Malty floral flavor, cinnamon, clove, ginger, some coriander, biscuits, hay, sweetish and with some citrus. Quite nice.
dnstone (2158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
MOre pumpkin than spice in the aroma. Orange in color. Sweet pumpkin flavor with a nice spice finish.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Sim rate (tap at Heartland, Union Square): Spicy aroma. Pumpkin, of course, but also nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavour is very similar. I’ve bumped up the flavour score because of how much I love that pumpkin pie flavour it’s got. Very sweet and spicy finish. Enjoyed it very much.