Borresteijn (3645) - Amsterdam, - NOV 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Clear deep amber/orange colour, off-white head. Aroma is not very sweet as expected, pumpkin, butterscotch, some mace, cinnamon, smoked malts. Flavour of smoked malts, light spicy pumpkin, light buttery, light alcohol bitter finish. Lacks body and depth, and if I was told this was a 6% beer I would have believed it.
Douberd (619) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 330 ml, at home, poured into a shaker glass. First pumpkin ale for me. ABV 9%
Pours a deep caramel orange colour beer, with minimal activity in it. Two fingers of soapy, light beige head with average retention and light lacing left behind on the glass.
Aroma is full of spices.
Taste is sweet but only mildly. Lots of spices on the taste as well, cinammon I am thinking, a bit of smoke too. Alcohol not notable at all. The pumpkin is there but hidden somewhere on the back, very discreet.
Medium thick body, light to medium carbonation.
Pretty drinkable and the fact that is 9% keeps you from drinking it too fast and becoming over cloyed by the spices.
yespr (25930) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From tap De Wildeman. Pours hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is perfumed and spiced. Spiced, perfumed and light sweet. Mild phenolic. Dry and spiced finish, almost cloying.
armando629 (2206) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at De Wildeman, Amsterdam.
Poured amber reddish with a creamy offwhite head. Herbal spicey aroma, some smoke. Medium body, some wood and smoke, pumpkin, toasted seeds.
worldbeertaste (1119) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ever eat really thick and gooey pumpkin pie while drinking ale? This is it. Lots and lots of pumpkin all over this one. Hazy orange brown with a thick, somewhat lasting beige head. Smells of pumpkin and gingerbread, cinnamon with caramel and malt. Medium oily body with soft almost no carbonation. Tastes of pumpkin pie and ale. Caramel, malt with light spices. This is the most developed pumpkin beer I’ve had thus far. Very drinkable for 9%. Desert and beer. Would love to eat this with a slice of pumpkin pie.
ShivanDragon (482) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
helder amber/rood met schuimig witte kraag, welke afvlakt tot minimale bedekking.
aroma: uniek aroma; moutig, hoppig, zoet, pompoen.
smaken: droog,pompoen, zoet, rook, kruidig, pittigheid(chili), gember, nootmuskaat.
indruk: unieke smaken van pompoen en het pittige van de chili. In de afdronk is de chili iets te nadrukkelijk aanwezig. al met al een prima bier.
ik kan deze uitdaging wel waarderen!
SimplySike (418) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poors clear dark orange with white head.
Aroma pumpking, spice, speculaas.
Taste pumpking sweet.
Mouth-feel thin, bit oily.
First pumpking beer, by dutch brewers, next time I’ll try a american one (if I can get my hands on them :))
dutchbeerpages (1072) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is one of those beers that is a first and I applaud the effort very much. There is a taste of pumpkin that is nice. OK, this beer doesn’t blow me away but breweries should try this more.
MaartenRF10 (1170) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear red brown, off-white head. Weird aroma of spices, boiled vegetables, smoke, sausages and pumpkin sweetness. Taste is the same. Always nice to try something completely different, but this is just too much and too weird. Body and carbo are fine.
note666 (963) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 - 12 - 27 330ml bottle. hazy orange golden colour. small off-white head. spicey aroma. bit bitter taste.
Vaiz (2681) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Clear copper pour, almost no head. Aroma of speculaas, some tropical fruits, spices and marmalade. Flavor is sweet fruity, spicy bitter and some herbs. Decent balance, low carbonation. Subtle brew, but well drinkable.