jcos (1414) - Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from Normís Beer and Wine. Nice color, decent pumpkin aroma. Sweet pumpkin taste that covers the 8% alcohol.
Iím adding this beer to my favored pumpkin beers list.
kassner (1313) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a really nice full bodoed but balanced and mellow seasonal. While the alcohol was hwefty it did not impact that much. Very slightly cloudy
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Clear amber pour with a thin off-white head. Malty aroma with brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spicy and malty flavor up front that is fantastic, but quickly turns a bit boozy and has a weird finish. Aside from the finish, very good beer.
Fevernova (210) - Athens, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz Bottle -- Pours vibrant cloudy orange with a thin white head. Strong spice on the nose with unique tartness. Great balance in malt and spice character. Some hints of dried fruit. Medium body with a bitter finish.
Braudog (5463) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Happy Halloween! This pours a hazy, opaque rusty orange, with a finger-thick head of white foam. The aroma is pure autumn, with an apple spice kick. In the flavor, it comes across as a spiced cider more than a pumpkin ale, with a body thatís much lighter and juice-like than any other "imperial" brew I can recall. Enjoyable on a cold trick-or-treat night. (#3723, 10/31/2009)
twindog (245) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours opaqe with a thin off white cream head. Brusting with nutmag, cinnaman and apple cider overall this is a good pumpkin ale
fistfull (30) - Halethorpe, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The funny thing about this brew is that I smell and taste old-fashioned grape salt water taffy; no doubt a fruity ester... There is a background note of nutmeg, if faint. The pumpkin flavor does not shine, nor does the overall flavor; not bad, just not to my liking.
Slipstream (1928) - USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Caponeís. A richly flavored pumpkin ale, sweet and spicy, with clove and pumpkin flavors. Very nice - another high quality offering from Heavy Seas.
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2009
2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
1pt 6fl oz. Bottle Thanks to DChmela and his Super Sixpack Shipper. Nice frothy pour with a huge nose full of cinnamon and spice. Dark amber hazy appearence. Bold spice flavor with a coppery finish. Nice label but there are better pumpkins out there. Happy 100 Ratings! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber. Pours a cloudy glowing orange with old gold and tan highlights and a medium-sized light tan head that leaves a few thin wisps of lace on the glass. The aroma is rich with cakey malts, brown sugar, and lots of pumpkin spice - ginger, allspice, clove... The flavor starts cakey and toasty with a decent bit of malt sweetness. There is also a strong pumpkin spice note up front that lasts throughout. The maltiness turns to caramel and toffee towards mid-palate. A growing balancing neutral bitterness emerges towards mid-palate as well, along with a modest bitterness from the soft taste of ethanol (that is actually quite well-hidden until you realize that the bitterness tastes more like alcohol than hops). The finish is dry, bready malty, and spicy (cinnamon emerges as a strong contender, unlike in the nose). It is also mildly warming with a soft booziness (again, well-hidden at first -- gets stronger after a few sips). The mouthfeel is crisp and full-bodied with a slight astringency from the combination of spices and alcohol. Overall, a decent pumpkin beer that is surprisingly strong in all aspects. I think a little more age would do it nicely (the alcohol becomes more apparent after you drink a bit - and age would mellow out both the alcohol and the strong spiciness which is a bit strong on some spots of the tongue).