brokensail (14590) - San Leandro, 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.
Oakes (14101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orangey-amber colour. Bright, assertive pumpkin nose with lots of spice (nutmeg). Body is light...thereís just enough malts to keep this going. Big nutmeg splash. Plus, it has lager cleanliness. Not the coolest pumpkin beer Iíve ever had, but probably the most technically sound.
bhensonb (13232) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spicey aroma. Pie spice. Amber color with essentially no head. Medium body with near creamy carbonation. Flavor is cinnamon and clove and pumpkin? Itís really good. Best pumpkin ale I think Iíve had. The finish is sort of astringent, maybe a hint of sweet, but definitely spices. Thatís how to turn squash into something drinkable. Spice it!
Tmoney99 (12755) - 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.
Ratman197 (12166) - 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.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: hazy orange, wispy off white head, bits of lace,
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with lots of pumpkin spices,
Body: thin body,
Overall: lots of pumpkin pie spices backed by a sweet bready malt, light bitterness from the spices,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
daknole (10740) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow/orange pour. Small creamy white head. Aroma has a roasted pumpkin mixed with pumpkin pie spice. Flavor is overly spicy. Pumpkin takes a big backseat to the spices. Not bad, but just too much spice.
hopdog (10498) - 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.
Dogbrick (10436) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2003
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was surprised to find this at Frog Bear Wild Boar, a bar/club not really known for the beer selection. Amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is almost spicy enough to make your eyes water. Ginger absolutely dominates, with a little pumpkin and malt crying for attention. This was a little hard to drink because of how robust the spicy flavor was. I would have welcomed more hops or malt to balance out the spice assault. Dry finish. An interesting attempt but not something I am going to search out again.
Sammy (10337) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serviceable pumpkin beer, served Labour Day weekend t the brewery. Light colour,lacey with almost no head. Spicy pumpkin and cloves. In the style and better than some pumpkin beers, though not the best representative. OK drinkability, must be in the mood to finish a half pint.