LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Basically, I really liked this beer. Pour was a nice, deep golden color, decent head with enough retention. Aroma wasn’t overwhelming - kind of subtle like the kitchen after the pie baking is done. Taste followed suit - not one dominant flavor, nice sweetness in the brown sugary way, seemed balanced pretty well to me. Flavors of roasted pumpkin at the end, and the sweetness lingered a tad. Lighter mouth feel than some of the other pumpkins we’ve tried. Not so thick and heavy on the tongue as some others of this pumpkin ilk. A very enjoyable brew and worth the search IMO. Snagged the last three bottles at the local shop.
swoopjones (7008) - 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
AirForceHops (4802) - 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.
Jow (2840) - New York, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at World of Beers at the cross gates mall prior to a movie. Pours orange with nice head and fine lacing. Nose is nice fresh pumpkin squash and hints of spicing. The spices are light of nutmeg and cinnamon and plenty of squash Flavors. Drying with some earthy bitterness. Everything is subdued and very drinkable lager. The fact you can drink this in a mall is awesome.
two7offsuit (383) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper with an off white head. Aromas of pumpkin and spice. Flavor of nutmeg pumpkin.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at RTFB a nice subtle amount of spice keeps this lively when drinking it, I would never call it intense though, decent pumpkin flavor and cinnamon obviously. good for a lager I suppose
Beerathon (1631) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pumpking beers are one of my least favorite styles of beer, but this one was done right. The nose reminded me of the holidays and pumpkin pie, while the spices didn’t overpower the palate and let the base lager shine through.
nimbleprop (6160) - 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.
Leighton (14695) - 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.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice pumpkin spice aroma with some vegetative and earthy notes. Medium body, perhaps a bit thin, with decent carbonation. Nice pumpkin spice flavors, but not overly sweet. Tasty!
radarsock (1125) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle purchased from Leary’s an hour ago for $3.80. Checkout was excruciating, however. Contemplating not going back. To tulip, it pours a rusty sinopia with a creamy Navajo white ringed head barely a fingernail in length. Aromas of pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger), red kuri squash, lavender, celery seed, graham crackers, peppercorn, and cardboard. Tastes accentuate its maltiness by a 3rd; pumpkin meat and spices detected. Very thin body. Respectable.