Leighton (18034) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in NH. Pours clear amber with a creamy tan head. The nose has lots of dry wholegrain bread, nutmeg, ripe and leathery pumpkin. Light to medium sweet flavor with nice pumpkin character, toasted bread, cinnamon and nutmeg. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet but balanced to finish with pumpkin muffins, lovely cinnamon and nutmeg, toasty bread. A very well made pumpkin beer. Great pumpkin and and spice integration. Delicious.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Small beige head atop hazy dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, light cinnamon. Taste is moderately sweet, allspice, some ginger, nutmeg, light cinnamon. Light-medium body, light stickiness. As pumpkin beers go, this is really good.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, thanks to radarsock. October 2012 version. Nice authentic pumpkin and squash aroma up front. Light nutmeg, cinnamon. Awesome, smooth texture, lighter carbonation. Nice dry texture. Hazy orange - amber color. Good thin off-white head, that has good retention. Nice savory and spice taste, little sweet. Good sections of lace. As far as pumpkin beer goes, this beats most of the ales that Iíve tried that are of similar gravity. Well-done.
jredmond (7305) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the Engine Room in Mystic, CT the night before Streets and Annieís wedding. Pours a clear amber body with thin white lacing. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with loads of spice and sugar upfront, but never really overbearing pumpkin character on the palate. Nice.
nimbleprop (7176) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle pours a hazy copper amber with some thin, white head. Nose is nice, nutmeg, brown sugar, caramelized root, veg, some white pepper, almost a little cardamom. Flavor is earthy, brown sugar, root veg, carrot, parsnip, cinnamon, a little green tea. Clean finish.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. decent pumpkin. typical flavors of nutmeg, allspice, some cinnamon. not a huge fan of style but this is well done
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: † Deep amber, hazy, large frothy sandy head, nice lacing. † Nose of nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and perhaps a hint of clove. † Smooth on the tongue, all the aformentiond spices albeit no clove is coming through. † Simple yet clean. † Body and mouthfeel are moderate. † Starts out slight sweet, but loses it sweetness quickly. † Finishes with subtles spices. † Nice example, would be a bit better had it been a bit sweeter on the backside.
AirForceHops (5971) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Mostly clear copper color with lasting head in the snifter. Aroma is about what you would expect, cinnamon, nutmeg and a light dose of brown sugar. Not much in the way of gourd but that is kind of typical. Medium carbonation, fairly light body. Flavor has caramel, dried leaves, toasted bread, spices and very mild pumpkin like essence. Overall par for the course and is what it should be for a lager.
ClarkVV (5559) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Sunset Grill, 11/25/15.
Clear, glassy, dark amber with some light mahogany tints. Beige head is small and mostly dissipating, though you can never be sure if thatís the beer or the very poor maintenance of the draught lines at this place.
Lots of pumpkin in the nose, meaty and rich and quite authentic. Nutmeg, allspice and vanilla round it out, but are not overdone, as dry caramel and toffee enter the mix as well. Good, clean, pumpkin fun, with no flaw or alcohol noted.
Flavor is pumpkiny, thatís for sure. Meaty, rich and just like the nose. In a sense it dominates the beer, but you can tell this is meant to be a pumpkin-centered/pumpkin-forward beer, not just a dark lager with a slight pumpkin aspect. I donít find it too sweet, thereís no artificiality to it and the spicing, while somewhat prominent, isnít overdone. Medium body, off-dry overall with a bit of a hard texture from what Iíd guess are some crystal malts. Medium to low carbonation really concentrates the pumpkin. I really, really like pumpkin beers (when real pumpkins are used), so I may be a bit biased here. Definitely a one-trick pony and if youíre looking for a subtle pumpkin beer, this is not your man.
JulienHuxley (5522) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased from the brewery. Clear copper pour with pretty, lacy white head. Aroma is mildly spicy, nice light, well dosed pumpkin pie aroma, light biscuity notes, very pleasant. Taste is smooth, light sweetness, light toasted notes with a well dosed spicy finish. Palate is med-light bodied, dry, with good strong carbonation. Long time since Iíve had such a good pumpkin beer, very nice.