jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Didn’t realize this was an A-B project when I first had it. Pours a clear copper with a nice beige head. Aroma of spices (nutmeg, clove, cinnamon), orange and bready malts. Flavors of caramel, spices and just a hint of pumpkin. Not bad for an A-B product, but there are better pumpkin/spice ales.
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
For something coming from Anheuser-Busch, this is not that bad of a beer. When poured, there’s a slight foamy head atop a copper-colored body … here’s where I was hoping for a more hearty head of foam on this pumpkin ale. The beer is full of spice and nutmeg with just a tad hint of pumpkin; and adorned with hints of aroma like pumpkin bread (or is some cases like a warm pumpkin pie right out of the oven). It’s a very easy beer to drink and one to be enjoyed during the Fall.
beerandmath (21) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good season beer, but there are most definitely better pumpkin-flavored ales.
Koelschtrinker (16330) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 20, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Herber Antrunk mit erkennbarer Gemüsenote des Kürbis. Eigen wirkend, das Aroma wirkt nicht sehr eingebunden in die anderen relativ schwachen Aromen des Bieres. Bitter werdend, die Gemüsenote wird zunehmend unspektakulärer, so bleibt im Abgang nur eine Nuance, der Rest betseht aus einer vorwiegend dumpf bitteren Note Spät taucht eine verwässerte Malznote auf.. Hierzulande aufgrund der Zutaten probierenswert. 10/7/7/8/10/7
wlajwl (5508) - 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 (5975) - 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 ’craft’ 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. I’m 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 (5373) - Arizona, 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 (5016) - , 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 it’s 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 isn’t a terrible representation of the style.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-08-2010
JoeMcPhee (9259) - 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.