theisti (3237) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Huge aroma, pumpkin (obviously) spices. Pumpkin taste fairly mild, though the spice combination is huge. Keep an eye on the alcohol in this one, its big!
Headbanger (3303) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-Dark golden body w a big head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of nutmeg,pumpkin, and spices. Taste was the same. Tastes just like u were eating a piece of pumpkin pie.
EithCubes (4900) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Spicy. Pumpkin, cinnamon, citrus, brown sugar, cloves, salt. Clear ornage pour with medium carbonation and a medium-sized, lacing beige head. Taste is moderately spicy (add allspice and nutmeg to the list) pumpkin pie, a little grainy. Medium, slightly oily body. The citrus and coiander/cloves (the Wit notes, essentially) are the interesting tones here. Just a touch of citric sourness and light bitterness in the finish and beyond.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light apple cider color with tiny particals floating around. Smell of malt, cinamon, some ginger and pumpkin. It has to warm up a little to enjoy the pumpkin smell. Taste of cinamon, clove, sweet caramel, soem ginger and the pumpkin. A nice bitterness and the spice lingers in your mouth for awhile. I didnít like this beer last year but I do this year.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Beer is slightly hazy, medium-amber colored with an average-sized, frothy, white, mostly and rapidly diminishing head. Pumpkin pie spicing takes the forefront in the nose with heavy notes of ginger, light-to-moderate notes of nutmeg and cinnamon; Malty with a light note of toasted grain, cookie and caramel; Hoppy with a light note of lemon zest; Yeasty with a light note of dough; Light miscellaneous notes of cooked pumpkin, and vanilla. Smells like a well-made pie. The flavor is... oh... damn... the flavor disappoints. Itís moderately sour, lightly bitter, moderately sweet with a long, lightly bitter, lightly acidic/sour finish. Not a lot of spicy retors. The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is less-than-lively. I just wish like heck the flavor was as attractive as the nose.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 2, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained 11-Nov-05 in trade with Ughsmash, thanks Jason!) Bottled during Week 1 of October í05. This isnít a bad little pumpkin beer. It has a malty, fruity and spicy aroma without smelling like bad beer masked by spice -- thatís a good sign. Similar aspects in the flavor -- the pleasant maltiness, the moderate spices (especially nutmeg) -- but thereís a hint of tartness that seems out of place. On the flip side, it does keep the sweetness in check and prevents a nasty aftertaste like the last pumpkin beer I had. Medium-bodied with standard carbonation. Amber in color and completely clear, but the small off-white head dissipates rapidly. Not bad, but it would definitely be more enjoyable to drink without the tartness getting in the way.
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear orange-amber with a small dissapating amber head. Aromas of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and a faint hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of pumpkin, clove and a bit of citrus with a crisp spiced finish.
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2006
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Purchased bottle in Menomonee Falls, WI. This was a decent fruit/vegetable beer, except for the overpowering nutmeg, cinnamon, and other spices added to pumpkin pie. This is much like Leinieís Apple Spice in that the motto seems to be "The More Spices, The More Flavor". Well, more isnít always better. As opposed to Blue Moonís far superior pumpkin beer, Lakefrontís lager is too overspiced. The beer looks good, a cloudy orangish color. It smells like Thanksgiving at Grandmaís. The flavor was overpowering as previously stated, too much perfume/sweetness in what could have been a nice autumn brew. Definitely not up to Lakefrontís quality standards.
Ughsmash (7136) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 10/05. Poured a clear medium caramel with a rather well-retained cap of off-white head. Nose was of baked pumpkin, nutmeg, and an unidentifiable sourness... decent. Flavor was pumpkin-based, with brown sugar, cinnamon, an odd sour and tangy metallic twang to it. Tacky on the front of the palate, watery across the middle, and tacky again at the finish... odd feel to it. OK pumpkin with a solid (not overbearing) spice complement.
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy orange with off-white head. Strong pumpkin-pie aroma (minus the whip-cream). Flavor was a mild malt pumpkin with bitter-sweet finish. Great for october!