Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pretty orange with a copper tint. Frothy off-white head. Aroma is very spicy indeed with cinnamon, clove, pickled ginger, winegum, syrup, sweet pumpkin and salt/pepper. Taste is impressively packed with pumpkin sweetness, not at all sticky or sickening. Instead it is fresh and well-rounded with a somewhat heavier cinnamon base. The high abv is nowhere to be found.
Lukasmh (462) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with small off-white head. Aroma is spices. Clove, nutmeg and sweet mellow pumpkin. Slight malty and sharp ginger jam. Taste is sweet pumkin, nutty with dry spicy finish. Nutmeg, cinnamon and clove. Some fresh ginger. Enjoyable! Medium fizzy mouthfeel. Well hidden alcohol.
ElGaucho (2286) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Nice pumpkin aroma. Thin head and not much lace to speak of. Quite boozy. Not really digging this. Kind of a hot mess.
Travlr (15204) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep golden amber color, medium off white head. Aroma of gingerbread and pumpkin pie. Taste is spiced gingerbread. Nice.
dfearnley (1165) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to goblet
After a long, hard day with no true breakfast, lunch or dinner, I’m settling down at 3 am with a home made pumpkin pie with whipped cream and this beer. I hope it’s worth the wait. Perhaps a bit gourdy on the nose, surely pumpkin, and a load of spices; cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove and maybe even pepper. There’s a bit of sourness behind it all too. Colour is a lovely translucent amber pumpkin pie with a thin smattering of an off white head. Taste is a bit boozy, lots of pumpkin, and then mostly clove, ginger and cinnamon. It’s a frog’s hollow of a pumpkin beer and made even greater by the pie.
solidfunk (5010) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This ones OK for a pumpkin beer. Pours orange with OK head and lacing. Light sweet finish. Clove and cinnamon. Bottle at scion.
drsordr (1429) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour deep clear copper pumpkin with minimal head. Nose sweet pumpkin, clove, nutmeg and slightly candy. Taste similar with more spice present. Nice seasonal.
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
All the familiar spices are in the aroma. Perhaps cinnamon is the most aggressive. Light body, big taste of pumpkin first before the spices kick in. They’re milder than expected, but it definitely works. Cinnamon and clove stand out the most. Bit of heat from the ginger.
No surprise, it’s great. Definitely top tier of pumpkin beers!
slowrunner77 (6761) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Well done spices and a nice full bodied warming ale. Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, brown sugar and even some vanilla, along with pumpkin. Light in color but creamy and smooth. Well above average for the style, just short of the elites."
Maverick34 (2521) - New York, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from whole foods duke st. Pours a hazy brown. Yellow brown pour. Cinnamon nutmeg allspice aroma. Pumpkin brown sugar. Pretty darned good.