after4ever (5290) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Issaquah. Pours a murky dark brown with not much head, lace, or legs. Big sweet brown bread, allspice, pumpkin pie nose--lots of adjunct spice, lots of residual sugars. Creamy, slick, medium body with a little too little carb. Pie spice and brown bread all over the mid-palate. Pie-spicy finish. Overall, a little too sweet and slippery. Don’t want to notice the spices quite so quickly or feel the sip squirreling around quite so much. Needs to go up the mountain on a vision quest and find its center, so it can return calm.
BillKismet (3000) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maroon bodied with a nice head. Thoroughly a Belgian Dubbel. Crystal and Belgian Biscuit and Aromatic malts with an easy phenolic character in the bouquet. The well-rounded Belgian malts and smoothened phenolic yeastiness is on display in the body as well. After some airing, pumpkin spice qualities rise from the dead and add complexity to the experience, mingling delightfully with the soft yeasty phenols and Belgian malts. Complex and enjoyable.
Nalu (216) - Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Parkway. Opaque orange pour with no head or lace. Belgian ale nose with a light pumpkin body with subtle nutmeg and cinnamon spices. Tart finish with mild bitterness. Not too sweet, not overly spiced, just right. Best pumpkin ale of 2010 to date, tho’ SE’s offering is pending.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: September 11, 2009
Appearance: muddy burnt orange, wispy off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet pumpkin aroma, light pumpkin pie spices, touch of malty sweetness behind the pumpkin and spices
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet pumpkin flavor, light spices stay under control, bitter spiced finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4