sudomorph (1095) - Barrie, Ontario, - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big, 1L flip top bottle.Pours a clear dark caramel colour with a one finger, off-white head that thins to a film quickly. Slight lacing. Aroma has notes of pumpkin, alcohol, dark fruits, and spices.Taste is balanced and pleasant with a warm, spiced, pumpkin aftertaste.Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Fairly clean in the mouth with a smooth finish.Overall one of my favorite pumpkin beers. Very nice for sipping away at after a fine dinner. Smooth and balanced. Great flavour and texture.
Dacrza (863) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DATE: October 14, 2016... OCCASION: after watching LVR defeat Hackettstown, time to warm up... GLASSWARE: Schneider Edel-weisse pokal...dense, dark brown amber body that allows little light through... tough to discern effervescence... head is one-finger, off-white and solid in its consistency... nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, and some licorice provide a cornucopia of aromas... the palate is easy-drinking, with some activity up front and a slight warming return... the flavor profile is decidedly cinnamon and nutmeg, with licorice, clove and pumpkin, as advertised... overall, a fine, albeit understated, ale that clocks in at 8%... I like its flavor profile, its balance, and its easy warming feeling... love the fact it comes in a quart bottle with a stopper--not that I will stop until it is finished!
tnkw01 (1728) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy, orange in color with a small head. Aroma is nutmeg, cinnamon and other pumpkin pie aromas. Taste is rich in flavor, like a pumpkin pie in a bottle.
trapped (2321) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Mugs Ale House. Murky reddish brown with very small frothy off-white head, pumpkin aroma with some liquor smell, low carbonation, initially sweet caramel like taste with pumpkin flavor with alcohol undertones, thin body, medium caramel-pumpkin finish. Not bad, kind of a caramelized-pumpkin ale.
Pumpkin87 (235) - - SEP 21, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
If you see this beer, buy it.
Pours brown with auburn-orange highlights and a small tan head, which leaves slight lacing.
Big vegetal aroma, squash first followed by sweet potato pie, a calling card much more pronounced than the nose of most "pumpkin" beers. On the palate, that coalesces into a pumpkin pie, with a bit of brown sugar sweetness upfront but unfiltered pumpkin underneath. The expected spices show up in turn, recognizably, and blend into a greater whole.
That spice array contributes some dryness, and at moments is a bit more munchy than smooth. But overall, the spices are well-gauged to offset the sweetness and help produce a balanced taste that is what I, at least, have in mind for a seasonal pumpkin brew.
If you are unfamiliar with this Canadian brewery, it is an originator of craft beer in North America, and it hasn’t lost a step.
While not quite the festive dancer that McAuslan’s St. Ambroise Citrouille remains, this beer is just a half-step behind alongside Schlafly’s Pumpkin Ale and Rumking (whatever it’s called these days) as a pumpkin brew worth seeking out.
Bring me more!
rubyroo (79) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is gingerbread, pumpkin pie, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice. The appearance is a Carmel / Amber. Very little head retention and some spotty lacing. Taste is as the aroma would suggest: gingerbread, pumpkin, clove, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, biscuit, blackstrap molasses. Palate is a lot thinner than I would have guessed although I would say it is medium-bodied. Little to no head retention with below average carbonation. Overall, a damn good pumpkin beer. Probably one of the better examples I have tried. The spices are balanced, the alcohol is well hidden and the pumpkin is on point. Recommended.
Headbanger (3880) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample 1/16/16 (Binnys Downers Grove)-Pours a darker brown with a small head. Aroma of pumpkin and spices. Taste of the same but a bit weak for an Imperial IMO. This medium bodied brew was not bad.
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #1317 - On tap @revolutionyeg. Pours a darker brown, that produces a bubbly foam. Aroma is potent alcohol, lots of toasted pumpkin seed and cinnamon, caramel malt. Taste is malty, lots of sweet and grainy notes, and a heavy fleshy pumpkin flavour. ABV is a little messy here.
AAEA (266) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
1 Liter ($12) this wasn’t as good as i had hoped. still better than most pumkin beers but its not in the top 10 this year.
mike5326 (1639) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear copper color, small white head. Light nutmeg and pumpkin mash aroma. Medium body with a strong nutmeg flavor and a sweet finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Luvystypotables (1694) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of allspice and a hint of nutmeg. Pours a clear orange color without much head. A watery feel with a taste of allspice and nutmeg with a spicy finish.