bellco33 (326) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle into pint glass: Pours golden with a touch of red. Aroma of nutmeg, pumpkin, sweet malts. Taste is mostly sugar and spices, very little detectable pumpkin. Medium body, high carbonation, pretty sweet. It’s OK.
Darkmagus82 (1334) - - SEP 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tranfer from BA review on 8-30-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a light orange amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a fairly good level of retention leaving some foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is a nice mix of spice of cinnamon, coriander and clove with a decent roasted pumpkin aroma giving a moderately strong spiced like smell to the brew overall. Along with these smells comes a light amount of brown sugar and caramel, which combined with the rest to produce a rather nice pumpkin pie like smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a big spicy flavor of cinnamon and a bit of nutmeg with a decent showing of roasted pumpkin and caramel. The spice stays very strong throughout the taste with a bit of allspice going the profile. Along with this, the roasted pumpkin fades a bit giving a bit of a more “raw” pumpkin flavor to sit on the tongue. Some brown sugar as well as some flavors of a grassy and somewhat herbal flavor is left comes at the end, leaving a rather strong, very spiced ,pumpkin flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on very thin with a carbonation level that is average. For the tastes of the brew a high carbonation level and /or a thicker body would have been better for accentuated the roasted pumpkin over that of the grassy, overly spiced, and “raw” tastes of the beer.
Overall – Ah just OK in the pumpkin brew category.
Finhead (1188) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, light gold pour with a thin, white head. It has a pleasant pumpkin spice aroma that doesn’t overdo it. The light body is crisp and refreshing with a mildly sweet taste.
odinstyr (561) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear gold amber with a minimal white head. Smells of pumpkin, nutmeg, wheat bread. Taste is sweet and spiced, mildly bitter. Real Pumpkin with nutmeg cinnamon pie spices. A little bit clingy aftertaste.
BeerCoff4025 (22) - Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass. Pale yellow color with very little head. The beer has a lot of flavor to it: mostly cinnamon and vanilla tones. Unfortunately, very little if any pumpkin taste to this one. Not a lot of body to this beer, overall I was pretty disappointed as I was looking for a good pumpkin beer.
degbert (1124) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, deep gold with a high, fine-grained, off-white, lacy head. Nose is yeast, cinnamon, nutmeg, and some adjunct and creamed corn. More cinnamon on the nose -- really overwhelming, almost into cinnamon-toast land. There is some pumpkin flavor there as well. Finish is long and a little fake-cinnamon-candy. It’s all right, but the fauxnamon really overshadows anything else. I think that someone needs to look up the word ’subtle’ in the dictionary again.
mikedR (1224) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice. For 2014, the ABV is 4.5%. The flavor suggests otherwise. Beautiful nutmeg and pumpkin-oriented notes. A great session pumpkin ale.
TXBadger (1394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a lighter amber color with off-white head. Some pumpkin pie spice on the nose with a weird note I can’t place; same for the palate. Not very well done IMHO.
Beerathon (1174) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
"Subtle spiced flavor" my ass. Big cinnamon and vanilla notes. Nothing really pumpkin about it, other than I suppose it reminds me slightly of pumpkin pie. Largely meh.
JoelAK (1) - - SEP 17, 2014 does not count
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Served on draft at Buffalo Brew Pub (Buffalo NY). Light appearance with thin, quickly dissipating head. All spice on the nose; very little pumpkin aroma. Tastes like a pumpkin pie candle smells - not natural at all. Extremely thin body, crackly carbonation. This is not a good example of a pumpkin ale, and I do not recommend it.