crossovert (4525) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2012 12 oz bottle. Brewed not a week ago.
It pours a clear orangeish gold with a foamy off-white head htat leaves some rings of almost ghost-like lace.
The smell isnít that great in imo. It is pickly and vegetal. It is just the wrong spice/veggie combo for me.
The flavor is better. It has notes of cinnamon and spice. The pumpkin is subdued and the malt gives a crust flavor. Really tastes like Pumkin Pie, not exactly, not even close but as close as I have tasted in a pumkin beer. The added hops are nice.
I am not a fan of this beer style, it seems like it is just some novelty that grew out of proportion but this isnít bad.
ADesenberg (302) - Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle: itís a medium dark orange color with a small white head. Aromas are spicy pumpkin overwhelmingly, with some cinnamon as well. Iím not sur how I feel about the flavor, itís pumpkin, for sure, but too sweet I think, it doesnít have that fall spice that I was hoping for.
womencantsail (6859) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - SEP 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: The beer pours a slightly cloudy burnt orange color with a short lived off-white head.
S: Lots of spices to it, especially clove and nutmeg. Thereís a bit of cinnamon in there, too. The aroma is a bit tart, sort of like my homebrew pumpkin beer that got infected. A light fruitiness, likely yeast esters.
T: Fruity and sweet up front, which isnít something that you normally associate with pumpkin beers. An intense spiciness follows, mostly cinnamon with a bit of nutmeg and clove.
M: Light to medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation.
O: Too much of the lager comes through without enough of the pumpkin. The spices are there, but itís not the greatest balance or combination.
DrinkEmUpJones (935) - Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium pumpkin aroma with notes of cinnamon. Clear sunflower color eluding to a lot of fizziness. Subtle pumpkin flavor that is not in your face, lighter flavor overall. It taste like a pumpkin harvest wonderland. I love fall and all its glory.
dimenhetfield (2348) - , Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into snifter. The aroma is fantastic, hints of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and spice. The flavor isnít has strong as the aroma but it still matches up as a great pumpkin beer.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to BeerFMAndy for this bottle. Poured into a Hill Farmstead wine glass.
Color is a moderate copper-orange color that starts with a half finger of white foam and very quickly dies down into just a slight ring of lacing around the edges. No lacing actually sticks to the edge of the glass. The nose brings a really good deal of pumpkin spice. Iím picking our ginger as the most prominent with some allspice and nutmeg there as well.
The taste has some slight pumpkin character in the background, though itís not all that sweet like many pumpkin beers. The taste is light ginger plus some caramel, nutmeg, allspice, and clove. Mildly bready as well. Fairly-light body with a carbonation level toward the low end. Light and not terribly drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-20-2010
italarican (1045) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a bright clear orange with standard white head. Aroma has a surprising amount of pumpkin along with biscuit and a pinch of brown sugar. The nose is slightly vegetal, slightly sugary with plenty of pumpkin character. Less pumpkin in the flavor, but itís definitely there. A touch of green apple and metal as well as brown sugar. Pumpkin bread finish. The strongpoint here is how the beer captured the pumpkin in the aroma so well.
watson1977 (2270) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear honey/amber color with a thin white head...slightly lively looking...decent retention and lacing. aroma is a little faint but has notes of spices and bread. flavor is better than the aroma suggests...slightly doughy with a nice balance of pumpkin and spice. nice crisp hops to balance it out. mouthfeel is slightly lively and light with a mildly spicy finish. pleasantly suprised...not as muddled as i thought it might be.
dwarven_stout (4) - Idaho, USA - NOV 17, 2010 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: Nutmeg, a bit of cinnamon, a hint of pumpkin, brown sugar and a hint of toasty malt. No hop aroma.
Appearance: Slightly hazy copper with a thin, fine white head that lasts. Filtered bottle with no sediment.
Taste: Flavor is mostly spice with a bit of pumpkin and a little toasty malt. No hop flavor unless itís a bit of English muddiness hiding behind the spice.
Mouthfeel: Sweetish, medium body. Low carbonation
Overall: Decent pumpkin beer, but pretty one-dimensional. Most pumpkin beers are really just pumpkin spice beers- itís neither surprising nor necessarily bad that this one is as well.
gormanb (156) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
aroma- pumpkin, cinnamon, brown sugar, grass. pours hazy gold. taste is very well balanced pumpkin, spice, brown sugar, with a clean lager finish. Not too sweet and light in body. i really enjoyed this pumpkin session beer.