Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 8/6/13. Poured 12/22/13. Pours translucent gold-amber with a thin, dissipating white head. Aroma is pumpkin spice, earthy, spicy, fruity, crisp, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon. Taste is dry, bitter pumpkin flesh, nutmeg, grass, roast malt; but watery. Finish is bitter pumpkin rind. No lacing. Medium-low carbonation. Mouth feel is chewy. Better than I expected but not exceedingly so. Not terrible, but certainly nothing special.
twindadplus2 (668) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brownish orange with a small fizzy head. Aroma of pie spices and pumpkin with flavors to match. Nice medium body and carbonation is good too. I wouldn’t drink it every day but it’s a good holiday brew.
akoeninger (664) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Smell is pumpkin and spice. Pour is a clearish amber. Taste is pumpkiny with some malt. Not the best after taste. Average beer.
wilnatp (663) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is orange with an amber tint. Aroma of spice and pumpkin. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter. Mouthfeel is light with the full flavor of a really good pumkin pie but not heavy like eating one. Mouthfeel is also a bit sudsy.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - OCT 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a hazy amber orange body with a small offwhite head. Standard pumpkin beer aroma of pie spices. Taste features some genuine pumpkin favors which blend nicely with the spicy hops and pie spices of cinnamon, ginger, and clove. This lager stands up well to most pumpkin ales in my book.
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy orange with off-white head. Strong pumpkin-pie aroma (minus the whip-cream). Flavor was a mild malt pumpkin with bitter-sweet finish. Great for october!
Metalhead (643) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent holiday beer with the right amount of spices and a not too watery not too thick mouth feel.
Quake1028 (636) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Orange body, huge rocky off white head. Smells of metallic pumpkin spice, coriander, cinammon and sweet malts. Flavor falls apart, not enough pumpkin notes to please me. Finish is bland and brief. Medium bodied, sticky mouthfeel. Very average.
sawbuck (625) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice bold aroma of sweet spices, raisins, cinnamon and brown sugar. Clear orange hued amber with a white head, dissipates quickly. Heavy sweet taste up front. Heavier sugar tones, but some sweet malty tones in the background. Finishes with a cough syrup type bite, mixture of molasses and bitter hops. Medium finish, average carbonation. Average.
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2010
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Improbable shiny copper color with a creamy ivory head. Insanely pungent smells of redhots and pomanders (those clove-studded oranges you see hanging in your elderly aunt’s closet). Tastes like liquified potpourri with undercurrents of diacetyl. Caramel malts are evident. Thick, slick mouthfeel and a mouthwashy burn on the tongue. Post-vomit bilious aftertaste. Over the top spicing in this beer is orders of magnitude too much, and makes every aspect seem terribly tacky and artificial. I may have rated it too high.