waveman352 (178) - Glens Falls, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good solid brew with obvious flavors and smells of herbs and spices. I have had other pumpkin ales before and I think this is the best of all the ones that I have had. Light orange color with tastes of spiced pumpkin and cinnamon. Good solid beer. A definate try if you can.
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at times square November 2005. Poured semi-clear amber coloring with a mix of spice and hops in the aroma. Taste was very light at first. Then a small bite of bitterness, followed by an some pumpkin. Aftertatse was almost like orange spice with some other spice coming in, the ginger I guess. A decent beer. The batch I had didnít have a "lingering pumpkin finish" more of a hint of a one, and overall it was mostly light with some spice underneath.
microakes (159) - CANADA - SEP 8, 2007
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Orange- amber colour. White head. The taste is so heavy on the pumpkin I thought it was an unsweetened pimpkin lambic. I tasted none of the spice thatís supposed to be there, leaving just a flat pumpkin taste. Iíve had water with more complexity.
bconger (138) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 10, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at blind tiger in NYC. Copper pour with a thin off white head with little lacing. Aromas of Cotten candy and clove. A nutty taste up front quickly gives way to cloves and nutmeg. There is a persistent underlying pumpkinness, but itís more old pumpkin pie than fresh pumpkin. The beer has a somewhat unpleasent lingering bitterness.
brewersspot (97) - , California, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this beer a while back and from what I can remember I enjoyed it. Iíve had this at the pub/brewery so it was fresh.
Nothing special about it is popping into my head at the moment.
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 didnít 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 wasnít overly sweet. Light cinnamon taste at the back of the mouth but not overpowering. Malty, light and refreshing. The flavors donít 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.
algemo45 (60) - - 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.
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Alyona (5) - - 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