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 wasnít 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 weíve 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.
ClarkVV (4615) - 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 (4637) - 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.
puboflyons (2709) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 25 fl. oz. bottle. Amber-orange pour with a lasting cream colored head. The aroma has a bit of nutmeg, a bit of Allspice, and other pumpkin esters as well as a sweet malt presence. Creamy medium body. Same sweetness and spiciness on the flavor with a mild to moderate bitterness at the end.
JBPortland (1294) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle pours dark reddish brown cloudy with light edges, small finger of head. Nose is spice mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, light bread toast, malt, plum. Taste is similar, some light malty dark grain and bread, strong but balanced fall spice mix, medium bitterness. Finishes with some plum, dark grain, bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, spice, some gourd.
swoopjones (7013) - 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 (4995) - 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 (2906) - 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 (397) - 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 (1668) - 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 didnít overpower the palate and let the base lager shine through.