TheBeerGod (5995) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2011 Draft at County Grill in Yorktown, VA on 10-21-05. Came out a nice orange-brown body with a small tan head. Promising appearance. Aroma was a let down, but not too surprising of one. Light spices(nutmeg, allspice), sweet malts, hint of caramel, and light fruit. Taste is a bit better with more spice notes coming through as well as sweet malts, caramel and a hint of "pumpkin". Itís a much tamer pumpkin beer than most others Iíve tried, but this is very drinkable and not a typical BMC beer. Body is light and, surprisingly, at times, creamy with mild carbonation feel. Finishes with more spice (nutmeg and cinnamon), bigger "pumpkin" and light caramel. Not bad for AB!
Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2005 On tap: Iím assuming this is the same as Jackís Pumpkin Spice Ale since itís not listed. Nice spicey aroma. Lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Transparent amber with a small white head. Flavor has lots of spice up front. Just like the aroma, lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Light pumkin. Finishes with a light bitterness. Actually a decent pumpkin. Either Jackís doesnít equal Michelob and Iím drinking a different beer or the bias against these guys is beyond huge. By no means is this phenominal, but it is a decent pumkin beer.
mybrainhurts (390) - North Dakota, USA - OCT 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I got a pretty good deal on this 18 pack sampler. The sampler also comes with two collectors pilsner glasses, and recipe cards. This pumpkin ale comes in at 5.5% alc and pours big and fluffy. Aroma of musty sweat socks, nutmeg, cinnamon, and faint dusty pumpkin. Flavors of grains, watery pumpkin, Some spices and finishes a tad dry. Absolutely no carbonation and gives the feeling of being a bit flat. Overall, not bad but not great. Just take it for what it is.
Terminus (3545) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 18, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap at st louis busch brewery (yes, i took the tour!). pours orange with a foamy off-white eggshel head. highly spiced aroma here-cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice with a light yeasty funk note (maybe adjunct). light musty flavor from the adjunct with all the spices. the adjunct was definately found on the finish. not bad alltogether, but not great.
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2005
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber and has a spicy aroma.Really nothing special here.The most dominant flavor here is the nutmeg and hops.This would have to be my least favorite pumpkin beer I have had
thegreenrooster (3977) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is faint but i do detect some nutmeg. Flavor is pretty decent. Lots of pumpkin and cinnamon to go around. Swallow is spicy and rich. Quite tasty and reminds me of Thanksgiving.
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - OCT 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2006 Tap. Nice dark brown hue with a medium sized head. The cinnamon and spice came out nicely in the aroma. Nice spicy flavor, slightly sweet. My first pumpkin ale, but I enjoyed it a lot.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy orange in color with a nice head. Spicey clove aroma. Nutmeg and clove notes. Cinnamon. Thin. Not much to say. Watery.
chuckmotor (1) - USA - OCT 11, 2005 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I bought this in the collectorís pack that also included the lager, pale ale, marzen, amber bock, and the honey one. This was my favorite of all of them because of the unique flavor and festive aroma.
SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 8, 2005
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
nothing really appealing in aroma. amber color with small white head. good pumpkin pie flavor. i taste clove, nutmeg, cinnamon.