blindeyedbetty (189) - Utah, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle pours cloudy amber with tight white head that leaves minimal runny lacing as it fades. Aroma is heavy with spice, not much pumpkin. Allspice, and cinnamon are prevalent. Moderately thin to medium body with a malty front, nutmeg and cinnamon middle and clove finish with an overall mild pumpkin-squash palate. The alcohol is not well hidden in the aftertaste. This is a heartier fall/pumpkin ale, but very little pumpkin comes through for me. As with many of the fall seasonals, this beer tends to display spicier notes than pumpkin, lending itself to better be called (IMO) a fall, or spice ale, rather than pumpkin. That said, this is a nice accompaniment to a sun-dried tomato marinated turkey breast stuffed with spinach, sugared walnuts and goat cheese.
dredmond (179) - Long Island, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2011
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cloudy orange pour, drank from pint glass, mix of flavor more potent than aroma, Tastes like a mutiny
udflyerfan07 (173) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bought from belmont. Poured a nice orange color with little head. Nice aroma of spice and herbs. Really good beer especially for fall. Haven’t tried the Greater yet.
ROBC3366 (148) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark orange with some light white head. Smells like spices and banana and tastes of spices pumpkin and is syrupy sweet
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RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber poured in snifter. Hazy burnt orange color with thin, creamy head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is full of cream, toasty/bready notes, and caramel. Taste is great with pumpkin, nutmeg, and other spices before giving way to a creamy dry finish. Boozey all the way through and nice on the palate too. Good beer.
CJfromPhilly (140) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours from the 22oz. bomber bottle a medium amber-is color with a half finger head that quickly dissolved into a light lacing. I see almost ZERO carbonation going on, I can practically count the bubbles on one hand. The aroma is malty and slightly sweet, with hints of pumpkin pie spices and maybe just a hint of brown sugar. 1st sip brings a strong hint of pumpkin (yes, you can actually taste the pumpkin), malt, and spices. There is a strong bitterness on the finish from a combination or hops, alcohol & spice. The mouth feel is smooth and neither heavy or watery. Drinkability is pretty good...I could see myself downing a few of these on a Saturday or Sunday while watching football. Overall, a very good beer, IMHO. A nice take on a style that seems to be a love-it-or-hate-it type of beer. I, for one, love it!
streve (105) - Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bomber bottle. Pour is a hazy dark orange with a thin off-white head. Aroma is full of spice with small notes of pumpkin and light alcohol. Up front, the palette is splashed with spices and mild hop bitterness. The pumpkin comes in about halfway with a booziness that kind of washes the good flavor away. No lacing at all. Overall, it’s a solid offering, but would like even more if the alcohol was dialed down to create better balance in the mouth feel.
nittanyjim (102) - - DEC 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange/amber color. Very nice pumpkin pie and spice nose, no alcohol apparent. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel despite the moderate carbonation. Taste is about as similar to pumpkin pie as I’ve had in a beer. A bit of a bitter finish with a little alcohol warming.
emarkd (100) - Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours slightly hazy orange color with smallish white head. Aroma is mostly spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, with some biscuity malt background. Tastes mostly spicy, sweet caramel also with just a hint of pumpkin/squash/earthy notes. Not very pumpkin, but the spice profile is there. Good, but not great.
dabubbleboy (73) - Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured 22 oz into an imperial pint glass. Amber color with a creamy head that dissipated quickly. Nice CO2. Has a great pumpkin (no pun intended) flavor with a slight sourness. This ale is a true pumpkin beer, light spices bring out the fall flavors and make it taste like a pumpkin ale and not a pumpkin pie ale.