fidelis83 (1901) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy dark amber with a tall, creamy, pillowy and slightly chunky off white head that has excellent retention and leaves excellent lacing, really beautiful beer. Aroma is funky, lightly tart, woody, some light, and sweet earthy notes, pumpkin might not be the first thing to come to mind. Flavor is toast, cereal, light fruity and funky notes up front, followed by nice earthy pumpkin and other sort of darker earthy notes, maybe the yeast, maybe the cocoa, it’s all very subtle, but nice. Light body, creamy entry, neutral to dry, still creamy finish and light, but quite blanketing and lively carbonation. Really good all around, I can’t say that I would have picked out the pumpkin, were it not in the description, but it is delicious nonetheless.
Blairgus (2544) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11 July 2014, bottle. Light orange. Nose is like vinaigrette. Thin body and mildly fizzy. A bit tart, not much pumpkin. Meh.
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malts, roasty, various, perhaps too many spices. Bit metallic, watery mouth feel. I had a hard time tasting any pumpkin in this and I didn’t enjoy it that much.
Ester_ (92) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange color, medium persistent head. Aromas of wild yeasts, fruits, wood, ground cherry and citrus. Flavors of wild yeasts, pumpkin, spices, wood, cocoa and citrus. Good mouthfeel. Couleur orange trouble, moyen col de mousse persistant. Arômes de levures sauvages, fruits, bois, cerise de terre et agrumes. Saveurs de levures sauvages, citrouilles, épices, bois, cacao et agrumes. Bonne texture en bouche.
hayduke (3317) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I brought this one from California to share at Dark Lord Day m 2014 in Munster, Indiana. Glad I did. Pours a light amber with a big robust off-whie head. Nose of roasted malts and pumpkin. Some spice. Medium body. Smooth in the mouth. Flavor is a bit on the funk side. But very tasty and easy drinking.
jandd1983 (2462) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at DLD 2014. It poured a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. The aroma was fruity, malty, spicy, yeasty pumpkin notes. The taste was fruity, slightly tart, spicy pumpkin in the aftertaste.
bubblehouse (310) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Descent offering. Sour but not really overkill. Not my favorite jolly pumpkin but still worth drinking.
YigSvartka (58) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served cool, large frothy head, orange/red hue. Aroma of spices, nutmeg, sour grapefruit and alcohol. Highly carbonated. Taste is sour, slightly bitter, spice is definitely present, but barely any pumpkin. Good, but I become quite dismayed when pumpkin is advertised and the taste is lacking of such.
unclemike (2213) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy medium amber, thin white head. Mild funky nose, but not much of it. A little bit of pumpkin flesh there. Mild, nearly neutral mid-palate and finish.
Bricktop86 (551) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy copper with a white head. Aroma is tart lemon some pumpkin and spice. Taste is mildly tart with pumpkin and spice.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled in a bomber. A nice carbonated brew with a brown hue. Nicely seasoned with a spice base.