KnutAlbert (6085) - 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!
DSG (5782) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 29, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(10/22/08) Draught sample at the brewpub at Empire State Building, New York. Hazy deep golden color. Aroma full of pumpkin, brown sugar and spices. Sweet flavor of pumpkin, some malt, sugary notes and buttery hints. Medium-bodied.
PorterPounder (5538) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the location near Times Square. Dark copper pour, good thick white lacing. Aroma is slighlty phenolic and medicinal - mellows out to a ripening vegetable scent. Flavor has some Christmas spice, a bit of caramel, finishes with a sweet cinammon candy like flurry. Decently thick mouthfeel.
egajdzis (5335) - Spring Mount, 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 (5249) - 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!
mjs (4584) - 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.
dwyerpg (4566) - 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.
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 18, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampler at the Radio City location. Love the artwork they put together for this one. Pours a translucent golden with an average creamy off white lacing head. Aroma of you got it...pumpkin pie. As the description states the standard ginger, cinnamon, allspice thing going on. I did pick up the honey in both the aroma and flavor though which was a twist since most pumpkin ales donít tend to have that touch. Flavor was very up front pumpkin pie spices with a touch of hop bitterness. Decent pumpkin ale...but nothing ground breaking.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Union Sq. Poured a clear orange copper color with a small off-white head. The aroma was of diacetyl soaked pumpkin. Light seasonal spice. The spices stood out more in the flavor then the diacetyl. Spicey almost tart finish.
Aurelius (4171) - 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.