Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a huge fan, way too sweet for me even as the style. Lots of belgian spice and flavour though. Worthy drink for halloween.
Rangi (549) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
great up front flavours of pumpkin and spice really nice beer and what I was hoping for when ordering a pumpkin ale.
M_Sack (336) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy gold with a large, foam head. Nice funky Belgian aromas with some spice, bread dough and some of the pumpkin. Nice malt, spice and nutty flavours courtesy of the pumpkin. Slightly over carbonated like a lot of HopDog's beers but it is very enjoyable. My first pumpkin ale. I hope they do it again.
ShaneJ (473) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Plonk. Clear dark orange/amber, typical Belgian characters, but with additional sweetish pumpkin, some clove/spice, toffee apple/fairy floss. Quite good.
mkel07 (3004) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Slow Beer. There’s a big whoosh as you pop the cap which leads me to think that this beer is well carbonated. Lots of foam in the initial pour settles to uncover a vibrant orange beer. There is a lot of spice in the aroma and pumpkin also gets a run as well. Lively in the mouth with a good flavour that really hits all parts of the mouth. Tingles on the tongue.
Pyobon (891) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Hazy golden amber with big white head. Pleasant, unusual aroma - hints of caramel, sweet potato, peppery spice and maybe a bit of funk. Excellent mouthfeel - rich, full bodied, almost sticky with some lively carbonation. Taste is excellent and also a little unusual. The most prominent flavour is toffee or caramel, which whilst quite rich is not over sweet. There is a little peppery spice and some somewhat harsh bitterness in the finish. A very impressive and slightly unusual beer.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a murky amber brown colour with small offwhite head. Somewhat lifeles in the glass and not the best looking beer. Aromas of yeast and fruity esters, a little psice and a sugary sweetness. Flavours are once again sugary sweet with heaps of esters and a tocuh of alcohol on the finish. Medium to thin mouthfeel. Dont realy like it I am afraid.
Gramoit (351) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours yellow to amber with a lively thick head. Definitely a Belgian feel to this beer with caramel, some dark fruits and some spices. Really enjoyed this one, I hope they may this again.
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Olinda Cellars. Nice malty beer. Aromas of cinnamon, caramel, truffle, and hints of anisette. Taste is sweet, with average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.
Davros (1858) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy light brown with a stupidly large, growing head.
Prominent pumpkin on the nose, followed by some doughy yeast and restrained spices. Also a fair bit of sweet malt. Works very well in combination!
The Belgian phenols carry through very well to impact the flavour, whilst the pumpkin is less noticeable, but does contribute a distinct nutty note. Lots of pear and grape esters, very tripel-like.
Carbonation is too high.