Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden-orange color with a white head and a faint nose and taste of pumpkin. Has a bitter sweet finish. Dries quickly off of the tongue.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2002
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This one just didn’t do anything for me. The pumpkin pie flavors were there, just seemed kind of "blah". mushy body.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 20, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fall 2001. Very clear orange (pumpkiny!) body with a medium-sized head; aroma is deliciously Thanskgiving, pumpkin and cloves with just a hint of chocolate; flavor is on the light side but malty with pumpkin running throughout. Little hop presence; a bit thin and weak, but worth a try. Probably the brewer’s least impressive offering, but still miles better than a lot of fruit/veggy beers. 1/1/2002 rerating -- liked this a bit more 2nd time; pumpkin flavor needs a little warming to come through strongly; if it had a touch more body it would be up there with some of the brewery’s other (world-class) offerings. Oct 2002. Seems thinner and weaker this year; aroma still wonderful, and overall still above average.
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 (3499) - 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 (7132) - 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.