AndreasP (14) - DENMARK - JAN 10, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very spicy scent where I just first got winegum as an association, and then identified the cinnamon and cloves. The fairly flat brew is slight tingling in the mouth. Again, the taste gives me candy feeling. Basically there is caramel sweetness, complemented by baking spices and do I sense the weakest acid? I also sense some licorice. The alcohol is present, while only slight bitterness from the hops and no hoppy taste. The first time I tasted such a ’cake beer’ I thought it was ok; now I think that it might be a little too much of a good thing, especially if you have to drink all of the 650 ml yourself.
PriorL (2819) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sample at semi-S&G tasting (since the music was shut down halfway through).
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: cinnemon, gingerbread.
TASTE: cinnemon, gingerbread, just plain bad...
rodenbach99 (3687) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Soirée Pumpkin ale au Rattle ’n’ Hum NYC. En fût. Un liquide orange. Un nez simple et subtil de cannelle, c’est bien agréable. Une bouche onctueuse, facile à boire et surtout de la cannelle et autres épices qui agrémentent les potirons.
George999 (290) - Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, pour from bottle is cloudy orange and amber, the taste spice smooth, finish is sweet with a full mouth feel
rondphoto (3162) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear mahogany brown color, tiny beads on the rim, no lace. Taste behaves like Welch’s Grape Juice - smooth taste of pumpkin cut with hops midway through, all moving like water to a quiet finish. This can’t be what Hoppin Frog intended. It pours with carbonation, but it all disappears as quickly as the head on a Coke. Hard to figure, isn’t bad, isn’t interesting.
rayaron (877) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear light copper with small beige head. Sweet aroma, clove, syrupy, bubblegum. Sweet bubblegum flavor, clove, fruity (pear, apricot), yeasty, quite alcoholic, spicy, some herbs. Light carbonation, medium-bodied.
Lemke10 (914) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours a golden amber color with a slight bit of carbonation. The aroma is rich with pumpkin and spices. The flavor has lots pumpkin too it and not as much spices as the aroma would lead you to believe. The flavor is decently boozy and sweet. There are a few spices that linger in the after taste. Interesting and not like many other pumpkin beers on the market.
Camons (8407) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Fermentoren, Århus. Pours light hazy amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, sweet fruit, pumpkin, light cinnamon. Flavor is lightly sweet, malty, sweet fruit, pumpkin, pumpkin pie, light spicy, cinnamon. Medium body, average carbonation, light sweet finish. Smooth and nice, sweet, but not to much. 221114
MayumiH (498) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Sweetened pumpkin is real strong in this one, with a lot of spice such as cloves, star anises and nutmeg. Im not sure all the flavours are well balanced to be honest.
Beergaard (242) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first Pumpkin ale since it is not something we see alot in Denmark, so it’s quite hard to make comparisons. Very interesting and surprisingly spicy though. I liked this alot but the only thing that bothers me about this beer, and probably most other pumpkin ales, is that the pumpkin does not actually play any important role tastewise. Quite nice after all.