wlajwl (3743) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 23, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A little bit of pumpkin and spice in it, watery and relatively flavorless otherwise.
thirdeye11 (5481) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle at GABF) good lacing, clear gold color. Nose of real pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste of brown sugar, pumpkin mash, cinnamon and a bit funky. Decent pumpkin beer.
RGDave (113) - Lebanon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap, at the Old Mill Tavern, Chester NJ. Lines were clean. I was initially very excited to see a new ícraftí beer on tap here at my favorite tavern. Pour was medium brown, with a decent lively head but poor retention. Pumpkin aroma was strong. Beer attacks sweet - and way to simple. Iím not a big imperial pumpkin fan anyway, but at least most of those back up the pumpkin aroma and/or taste with a complicated spicy sweetness. This beer seemed watery with some spice thrown in, with a cottonmouth aftertaste. Not recommended.
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 20, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Given to me for free at beer store when buying real pumpkin beers. This is busch heavy with a dash of old flat allspice. Drain pour. I wouldve drank it but i have a large backlog of beer to try and its a waste of time.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours brown with an off white head. Smell brings forward some spicing, and itís not too overly done; just a bit. A bit of caramel and a bit of brown sugar. Taste brings more spices. Feel is medium with moderate carbonation. Drinks fairly well and isnít a terrible representation of the style.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-08-2010
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour. The nose is intensely spicy with lots of cinnamon and clove over a nice amber malt base. A little bit of sweet malt aroma as well. Fortunately the flavour is nowhere as sweet as it smells. Medium-bodied. A nice lingering sweet spiciness with a kiss of lingering earthiness on the back. Well-balanced and quite tasty. Not a bad pumpkin ale at all.
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this beer about 3 years ago at a halloween party. Decent overall beer with a pumpkin spice to it. Aroma is obviously pumpkin spice
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured into a pint glass.
4.0 A: Reasonably attractive. Nice frothy head with decent retention. Orange amber in color. Decent amount of lacing.
3.5 S: Pumpkin pie with all the spices (cinnamon foremost). Sweet malty tones.
3.0 T: Surprisingly not too bad. Not the greatest beer backbone, but alright. Bready malts and a hint of hop bitterness. Spiced, but not overly so (I like overspiced pumpkin beers).
2.0 M: Light body. Good carbonation, just not hearty enough. I like thick, chewy pumpkin beers. This one disappoints in that regard.
3.0 D: Not terrible, but not something Iíd want to drink much of.
Iím surprised I like this as much as I do. Michelobe has to be one of the worst brands in beer.
P.S. I didnít buy this, it was a gift. I feel compelled to mention that.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-03-2008 03:48:36
Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 4, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Copper/orange in color. Clear. Tons of bubbles rising. White, fizzy, thin head that hung around for only a short minute, then settled to a thin ring. A bit of lacing. Sweet smelling malt. Cinnamon and gingerbread. Not getting a whole lot of the pumpkin. Some is there, but not much. The sweet smell is a touch overpowering to me. A little more of the pumpkin in the taste, but it seems to be dominated by the cinnamon and ginger. Some additional spices of somekind. Maybe the clove. Just a bit too sweet for my liking. It does taste a bit artificial to me also. Adjuncts, I guess? Medium/thin mouthfeel. Doesnít leave an over abundance on the palate. It is smooth, but it is also mostly watery. This is a brew that I will probably never drink again. Too sweet and artificial tasting. Some may find it enjoyable, but I just donít care for it.
rougeau13 (1944) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear orange-amber with a small white head. Smells like caramel malt and toejam with spices. Taste is a little pumpkin spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger...), but mostly its sweet malt. Body is closer to medium than Iíd expect, given the brewer, but it feels like its leaving a chalky film on the back of my teeth. Itís definitely one of A-Bs better beers, but I still wouldnít go so far as to call it good.