ben4321 (3356) - 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.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Union Square location: Pours orange/amber with a head that becomes a ring. Sweet aroma, seems buttery, with mild a allspice presence. Mild carbonation. Sweet, buttery malts start off the flavor, followed by a hint of festive spices (nutmeg/allspice). Seems artificial to me. Close to being decent, just gets a bit phony and astringent.
austinpowers (2827) - 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.
GregClow (2801) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught sampler at Empire State Building location. A lot of people consider pumpkin beers to be little more than a gimmick, and I canít always argue as some of them are pretty awful. But when theyíre on, I really dig íem - and this one is most definately on. Colour is a lovely autumn gold. Aroma holds lots of spice notes - nutmeg, clove, cinnamon - with some sweetness from the honeyed pumpkin. Flavour is like pumpkin pie in liquid form, but thereís also a good beer in there, and the flavours mesh perfectly. Sometimes the spicey sweetness of these beers can get cloying, but this one is well-balanced and refeshing. Very nice stuff.
pivo (2542) - 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.
tgncc (2508) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer has the orange appearance of a pumpkin, and itís actually appealing. The aroma is dominated by pumpkin, nutmeg and spice. The flavor is malty. with clear pumkin influence. Slight hop biterness on the finish. One of the better pumpkin ales.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - 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.
Aniela (2230) - SkŲvde, 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.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange, creamy white head. Nose held notes of warmed pumpkin pie and spicy cinnamon. Good spiced flavor throughout with just a touch of hop bitterness late. Light to medium bodied, light carbonation, spiced bitter finish. Itís decent, but not a standout...
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
BEcause of the plethora of pumpkin beers Iíve had this fall, Iím going to stick my nose up at this one. Everything about this beer passed the pumpkin ale test, but it failed to amaze me. My wife digs the pumpkin beer so we both has this a few times on our visits to New York. Cloudy reddish amber colour. Meidum whitehead. Some initial clove, pumpkin and allspice on the nose . Taste was soft with the spices, not as much as i expected and was hoping for. Decent fruit and breadiness on the palate. But overall, just another passable pumpking brew.