Tmoney99 (9988) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy orange color with an average rocky off-white head that lasted. Heavy pumpkin and nutmeg aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Light sweet and moderate bitter flavor with a tart finish. Above average pumpkin brew.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange color. Ginger and cinnamon spice aromas, with a light hint of pumpkin and baby puke. Flavor is very sweet, but not cloying, and nicely balanced between the heavy spice, malt and pumpkin flavors.
MIBRomeo (2485) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Found this rating in my phone from who know’s when.
Orangish brown pour w/ a small off white head and weak lace. Smells of some bread, weak pumkin pie, clove, & cinnamon. Palate is ok, very avg. Flavor is sweet generic pumkin pie filling and hitns of spice and grain. Not very good.
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one bottled. Deep orange pour with a decent pale head, slightly hazy with a milky mouthfeel. Not too much nose of anything, there’s baked bread in there and some cloves. Not too much pumpkin taste either. I was expecting more, but this wasn’t a bad beer by any means.
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dirty brass color, foamy white head, fine lace. Aromas of spice, herbs, yeast and hops -- faint pumpkin smell. Flavor of pumpkin shines through along with pie spices, cloves, chocolate and citrusy hops. Not terribly sweet, though. Effervecent but not unpleasantly so. Refreshing with long, clean finish.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours copper with a short white head that fades quick. Aroma is of nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon, and caramel malt. Flavor is similar. Quite sweet with a touch of vanilla in there as well. Palate is medium bodied and not very carbonated. Drinkable.. another average pumpkin ale..
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with Jcapriotti (thanks!). Bottle labled bottled druing October, WK3. Poured a dark and slightly hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of stronger pumpkin (freshly ground up) and some cinnamon. Tastes of pumpkin and spices bordering on the watery side.
donbusa (12) - Jefferson, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear, amber colored beer with a distinct aroma. Not overpowering and good after-taste. One of the better seasonal offerings by Lakefront.
ClarkVV (3766) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2005 bottle from Liquor mart drunk on 9/29/2005. A clear, filtered amber-to-light-mahogany colored beer, with a quickly dissipating off-white head, no lacing. Rather bubbly. Aroma of raw pumpkin meat, brown sugar and cinnamon. Very sweet, with some buttercream qualities, don’t get any of the hops, definitely not any lager yeast. Pretty much a sweet cream and pumpkin pie aroma. Flavor is more of the same; very sweet, brown sugar-meets-heavy cream flavor, moderately carbonated, with a raw pumpkin meatiness, that may be authentic, but seems to overpower the otherwise lighter characteristics of the mouthfeel, especially being that this is quite filtered. Looking for the lager qualities, I find none. Cinnamon/nutmeg and light allspice on the end, some plant-like, vegetal notes and more buttercream. I appreciate that it’s not overspiced, and there is a definite sweetness to it that at least gives it some body, but the mouthfeel is weak. I’m not so sure a creamy-sweet pumpkin beer works well with a lager, I’d prefer to stick to an ale. I did have this only chilled (and the first half straight from the bottle), however, so that may be a problem.
1FastSTi (3274) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Benno’s. Pours to an amber/bronze body with a white head. The aroma is light. Pumpkin and spice. Cardamom? Too light! This is the lightest tasting pumpkin beer I’ve had. Nice sweet pumpkin, very light spices. The palate is creamy and medium bodied. Nice and good carbonation.