brokensail (10961) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The beer pours a clear golden-amber color with a thin layer of off-white foam.
S: Not surprisingly, the pie spices are the dominant aroma. Quite a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg, plenty of all spice too. There’s a good sweet caramel note and some bread/pie crust going on too. Maybe a little alcohol.
T: Big bread and malt flavor and some toffee and caramel. Again, the pie spices are the main component here. Cinnamon, clove, all spice, and nutmeg are the primary ones. Strangely, I get some sweet apple type notes.
M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: I think I preferred the bourbon barrel one, but this wasn’t bad either.
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The brew on tap pours light, clean orange amber in color. The aroma is subtle, some spice and subtle pumpkin notes. There is a nice pumpkin flavor with soft spice notes on top of a smooth, but lighter body.
KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a medium amber-orange with a large white creamy head that was mostly diminishing and had good lacing. The aroma hits you right of the bat with the scent of cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and pumpkin with notes of a cookie malt and a sweet doughy yeast. It tastes mildly sweet with strong notes of nutmeg and cinnamon right off, then became more of an almost Pumpkin pie flavor with a mild alcohol tinge near the end. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and creamy in texture with a lively carbonation. Overall one of the best pumpkin ale’s I have tasted to date.
Ron (2533) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy deep golden with an off-white head. Sweet aroma of brown sugar and pumpkin pie spices. Medium body, sweet caramel and fruit with nutmeg and cinnamon spices.
gpekar (467) - Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy orange amber with a 1 inch creamy light beige head that eventually dropped to just a film and left very little lacing. For a pumpkin ale the aroma that hit me right away was egg nog. Lots of nutmeg and a mix of other spices. The texture of the beer was pretty creamy with a good amount of alcohol right away. The alcohol left a nice warmth down the throat. The flavor had nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and a good amount of malt sweetness to balance a bit of a hops bite through the middle that faded to a lingering alcohol warmth on the finish. This was pretty good, but I would just get The Greater Pumpkin from now on after trying both.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a copper orange body with a white head and poor retention. Strong spices incense like, hints of pumpkin, soft cinnamon notes. Modest warming seems a bit grainy. Alright.
WVHouseofBeer (816) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours orange-red color with a very small head. Decent aromas and flavors of mostly spices with a little bit of pumpkin. Nice thick mouthfeel with a slight alcohol tinge. Overall a pretty good pumpkin beer but nothing special.
marlin322 (61) - Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The smell is strong of spices cinamon in particular.. you get the reall taste of pumkin especially the finish ..orangey pour i liked it full of flavors taste great want to try the greater pumkin by heavy seas
hershiser2 (1227) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange-amber with two inches of off-white head. Smells of rich spices - nutmeg, cinnamon, as well as some pumpkin. OH a nice strong spiciness, lots of pumpkin pie flavor, including crust. Finihses with a creamy pepper.
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Calvert Wine & Spirits in Cockeysville, MD. Pours a slightly hazy glowing orange with a thin fizzy white head. Aroma is a powerful blast of Fall spices, mostly allspice and nutmeg with a touch of pumpkin and cinnamon stick. Flavors follow suit, but the spice mixture dominates nearly all traces of pumpkin and a funky twist at the end leaves you with a slightly down note as a memory.