Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of 5000 via trade
Bottle: The aroma consists of mild ginger, cinnamon, and light nutmeg. It pours a slightly hazy amber with a small off-white head that leaves behind minimal lacing. The flavor starts with a quick touch of sour fruit and caramel. The finish consists of nutmeg, ginger, cinammon, and a hint of apple. Medium bodied with ligt-moderate carbonation. Overall, pretty solid, but not in my elite pumpkin beer choices.
bhensonb (9815) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1L swingtop from Malt & Vine. Pours copper with a beige head. Cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg are upfront aroma. Fairly intense. Med body. The taste surprise is that there seems to be a surge of chocolate before all the spices attack. The anise sort of tags along in the finish. It’s a pretty dry and spicy finish. There’s some sweet, but the spice hammers it down. Pretty darn good.
Ughsmash (6909) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very large bottle. Poured clear medium orange with a tall, sticky off-white head.. looked very good in the glass. The aroma picked up lots of cloves and anise with lesser cinnamon and vanilla.. pumpkin gave a little sweetness beneath, but the spices really drove the drink. The flavor was along those same lines.. sweet, sticky pumpkin meat, honey, and a pinch of molasses at the core.. cloves, anise, and nutmeg around.. the finish carried through a grainy, spicy paste.. tasty, but it needed more pumpkin. Medium-bodied, dry, and spicy on the palate, with a little spice-related sourness on the edges.. OK feel and flow.. this was a nice, but not spectacular pumpkin brew.
garthicus (2469) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to the Taps lads. Appearance: nice ruby red body with a thin white head. Aroma: spicy, pumpkin, cinnamon, lemon, nice. Flavour: lovely pumpkin spice, cinnamon, chocolate, lavender & alcohol.
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tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gingerbread! Lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, caramel and some apples in the aroma. Hazy amber brown body is tipped by a low off white, fine bubbled head that recedes to a partial cover with some lacing. Flavour is quite sweet up front with pie spices strong in the aftertaste. Although it is really sweet, there’s enough going on with the hops and spices to keep it from becoming cloying. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Rather nice in body. A well-made pumpkin beer, perhaps better than most, but still a bit too sweet for my taste. Sampled on tap at St. Augustine’s.
v1rgil (150) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I drank this alone while playing single player. at 8% ABV it is a STRONG beer. In fact it’s a monster. Medium brown in colour, medium head retention but the aroma is pumpkin spice and cloves. Taste at the front is spicy and sweet with light fruit tones and a malty body. Like a pumpkin pie liqueur.
darrennelson12 (337) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2013 In bottle. Aroma almost sweet and creamy with subtle nutmeg notes. Taste is a little light bodied with a nice hoppy taste and final notes of subtle pumpkin and nutmeg. Nice alc% which is quite well hidden.
Not bad at all .. UPDATED; 09.2813. = still about the best pumpkin beer available on the market
hamfisted (57) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good pumpkin ale with a nice, deep orange hue. The extra bit of alcohol gives this a stronger, more assertive flavour. Good balance of spice on this, matched to a good earthy pumpkin tone.
GothGargoyle (818) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a darkish orange with a reasonable off-white head. Aroma is of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon. Taste is pumpkin, brown sugar, spices and a slight hint of banana. Reasonable body, slightly creamy on the palate, medium finish.
CampesinoTino (683) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep amber and burnt orange colored in appearance with creamy beige head. Aroma is fresh pumpkin, anise, nutmeg and brown sugar with some herbal hops notes in the background. The flavor opens up with bready, toasted malt and pumpkin followed by cinnamon, caramelized sugars, ripe banana and cloves. Also some citrus and hops characteristics toward the back end. The body is smooth with moderate carbonation and a finish that’s all dark sugars and spices. Overall, an enjoyable blend of spices and malt flavors although the pumpkin is more dominant in the aroma than in the taste.