CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Union Square location on 9/15/07: Clear orange bronze with a thin ring of wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of pumpkin cinnamon spice and butterscotch. Body has a decent balance of toasty malt and pumpkin spice but has too much diacetyl character.
MesandSim (7117) - 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. Iíve bumped up the flavour score because of how much I love that pumpkin pie flavour itís got. Very sweet and spicy finish. Enjoyed it very much.
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Empire State Building.
Sure there is fruitiness, but they have also used the whole spice rack, which is too much for me. I will never be a strong pumpkin ale fan!
mjs (6513) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught at HB Union Square) Amber and clear. Medium sized white head. Spices, treacle and malts in aroma. Medium bodied palate with medium carbonation. Sweetness, malts, treacle, spices, roastedness and bitterness. Treacle, roastedness and malts in aftertaste.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Growler. Pours copper with a thin off white head. Smells of pumpkin spices, some honey, hints of pumpkin mash. Tastes watery and more or less devoid of anything pumpkin. Not worth it.
egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Draft @ MS Bike NY] Dark brown color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of cinnamon, spices, ginger, and all spice. Taste of the same spices, with light tobacco. and sticky caramel.
TheBeerGod (6025) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2006. Called Greenpoint Smiling Pumpkin. Orange body. Nose is pumpkin pie, light spices, cinnamon, and a hint of gingerbread. Taste is pretty much the same. Itís like drinking a pumpkin pie. Light spice, cinnamon, some gingery notes, and a touch of nutmeg. Body is light medium with a controlled carbonation feel on the palate. Ends with more pumpkin pie flavors and cotrolled spices. Light gingerbread. Nice stuff!
ben4321 (5773) - 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.
dwyerpg (5673) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Faint average pumpkin aroma. A solid pumpkin offering. Enough to be noticeable but isnít too much. Not amazing like Elevatorís Pumpkin beer.
Aurelius (5094) - 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.