Rangi (494) - 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 (220) - 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 (307) - 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 (2516) - 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. Thereís 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 (795) - 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 (331) - 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 (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - 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 (1725) - 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.
barakihunter (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting beer. Not sure Iíd ever try to brew something like this. Aroma is estery and fruity with a touch of some thing funky - not sure if itís the yeast or mix of esters. Appearance a golden brown colour with a nice head. Taste is confusing, savoury and sweet flavours at the same time, mostly esters, a touch sugary though, i get a whole lot of things i canít put my finger on. If there is any pumpkin taste itís been obscured by something else in the brewing proces, no idea when or by what. Palate is quite pleasant, a touch sugary, but smooth at the same time. Overall a hard beer to rate.