phrygian68 (9) - Columbiana, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a nice Med copper,into my St bernardus chalice
Smell was a little spicy,but i get very little if any pumpkin,
Taste is of clove and nutmeg,at the start,finishes very sweet
with a nice spicy aftertaste of honey ginger and all spice
The secret is in the 2.5 pounds of spice they use per barrel
I think its a nice balance of malt, hops, and spice but as with most pumpkin beers i just dont get the amount of pumpkin i think should be there! overall a nice fall beer!
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one is very well balanced and sweet would like to drink it often I like it a lot.
PorterPounder (6223) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Conyers, Ga. - Sigman Bottle Shop - 22 oz bomber. Pours a slightly hazy medium copper with a light off-white head that sticks around a while. Aroma has some nice spicy hints with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. Bold flavor with some boozy notes mixing along with the autumn spice flavors - cinnamon, nutmeg, you know the drill. Some pumpkin notes in the back end. Mouthfeel has a nice thickness to it. A little on the heavy side, but a good sipper.
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"this one was intriguing...an imperial pumpkin. maybe it would have the body and backbone sorely lacking from too many of the pumpkin ales out there. it smelled similar, but stronger, the abv making it’s presence known. the flavor also had a creamy aspect to it...like pumpkin pie a la mode...i imagine similar to Pumking based on it’s rep. It was quite good, and lingered, with a big body and creamy feel to back it up. good stuff."
Darkmagus82 (2008) - - AUG 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-23-12
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a deep amber orange color with some nice highlights of red. Upon pouring there is a huge white head that fades fast to a head of one finger. The one finger head has a good level of retention but fades over time to give a medium level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a sweet pumpkin pie smell. A strong pumpkin aroma greets the nose with a large amount of caramel sweetness. Mixed with these are aromas are some of pumpkin pie spices – cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.
Taste – The taste begins sweet with a lightly roasted tasting pumpkin and some flavors of caramel and brown sugar. Spice flavors quickly come to the tongue. They are heaviest of nutmeg and allspice with some flavors of cinnamon mixed within. Most of these flavors remain relatively constant throughout the rest of the taste but as the flavor advances to the end the cinnamon gets a bit stronger and a big alcohol flavor comes to the tongue. In the end a tingly alcohol flavor mixed with a nice pumpkin pie flavor are left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather creamy with a carbonation level that is just below average. The feel is quite nice for the pumpkin and spice flavors of the brew and make for a nice pumpkin style beer.
Overall - A tasty pumpkin brew. It has a nice warming feel with a nice flavor profile. A good holiday brew to sit back with and sip during the fall season.
generallee08 (756) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Its body has a very nice deep honey amber color with about an inch of off white foam head. It has some visible carbonation and fine yeast sediment suspended in the body making it hazy. Its head fades to just a wispy thin layer and leaves a little spotty lace near the top of the glass. The nose has heavy pie spice and sweet honey like notes with bready malt, a slight vanilla note and faint hops. There is a sweet maltiness with notes of honey and vanilla up front with heavy cinnamon and pie spice right behind it. Under that there is just a hint of pumpkin or squash like flavor. In the finish I get a mix of pie spice and hop spice with some mild bitterness and acidity.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/23/2010. From bottle. Pours light orange with a white head. Malty aromas with spice and pumpkin. Light hops, spice, pumpkin and hints of alcohol. Good beer for the style.
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Alewife in Baltimore. Pours an amber gold. Thin white head. No lacing. Aroma is pumpkin and cinnamon. Placer is all pumpkin spice. Pretty good pumpkin ale.
djd07 (6058) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with small paperthin white head. The aroma is nutmeg and spice. Light spice and cinammon. Not much going on with this one.
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
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
deaconmike (426) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. One of the better pumpkin beers I’ve tried. Pumpkin, brown sugar and spice with a subtle, unobtrusive and pleasant hit of hops. Maybe a bit a the syrupy sweet side for me.