IneedAbuheer (69) - Ingleside, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A smooth, somewhat light brew that is satisfying and a nice change. Pumpkin flavor at the end is apparent, however I wish it would have been a little more powerful.
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Eh. Nice aroma of pumpkins and spice. Couldn’t really taste it though, just seemed to be a little spicy around the edges of my tongue. Not much to it, really.
jsquire (3400) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours out of the bottle a pale golden color with a thin white head and an obvious pumpkin pie spice nose. I rememeber liking this beer more last year. I thought it was a little thin and the flavors were strangely disjointed. It got a little better as it warmed. Still, a nice use of spice to make an intersting beer.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber with a light cream colored, quickly dissipating head. Aroma of cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg with a faint pale malt undertone. Malt hits you first followed by light spice and then back to malt maltiness. Its been some time since I had had this one, and this one is better than I remember. Pumpkin really doen’t come out until it warms up. Finishes slightly spicy and a touch of hops bitterness. A very good pumpkin beer.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap: Appropriately orange colored, both a smell and taste of both pumpkin (you’re shocked, I know) and wheat. Surprisingly bitter aftertaste. Not bad for a novelty, but not something I’d drink regularly.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A unique style, and very fitting to the season. This has very distinctive taste of cinnamon and maybe nutmeg that seems to compliment the pumpkin very well. I’m not a big pumpkin fan, but I could definitely drink this with ease.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Didn’t think that I’d like this beer. Strong spicy nose and taste. Pleasant aftertaste.
TAR (2445) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Obvious aromas of nutmeg and allspice. Subdued hop flavors with doughy chewiness in the long finish. Crystal malts definitely lend a hand as well in the finish. There isn’t much you can do with this style.
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2001
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Much better than I expected. A difficult beer to make well and Lakefront did a decent job.
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is very pumpkin pie and quite good.