commonmac (508) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Chatterbox while playing Battleship and Candyland. Aroma is big on the traditional pumpkin pie spices especially nutmeg and cloves. Pours mostly as a golden orange. Little head. Taste actually pulls back on the pumpkin flavors which is disappointing. Dry finish. Mouthfeel is quickly dissipating. Good, but better pumpkin options available.
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a hazy light orange. Small head that faded to almost nothing.Looks really watery. Some sediment floating around along with carbonation coming up from random places. After a few sips head did fall to nothing.
Smells of clove, nutmeg and it seems like a touch of cinnamon. I smell a funky yeast in there as well that I associate with an ale. Smells kind of interesting. Can’t make up my mind if I like it or not.
Has the taste of a mulled cider but at the end I pick up the yeast maybe? A little twang. Not much pumpkin if any though. Which is a little disappointing considering what it is.
The mouthfeel is a on the light side of medium. Leaves my mouth a little tingly but it’s just average.
I’d probably only drink one of these. It’s an easy drinker but being as plain as it is and the spices present I couldn’t see myself drinking more than one.
Overall this beer is about as average as you can get. I was hoping for a little more. I always get excited for the seasonals but this was a let down. For some reason this beer drinks more like a cider. Every drink I take I seem to think it needs to be heated up and a cinnamon stick thrown in it. Worth a try if you can just buy a single bottle.
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.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. I’ve been seeking pumkin beers this year, and I believe this is my 3rd rating so far. This one pours an orangy brown with a disapearing pop like head. Aroma is pretty well dominated by cinnamon, but there is slight notes of other spices. Flavor comes in with some pumkin, loads of cinnamon, hints of nutmeg, allspice, brown sugar, all appropriate pumkin like flavors. Not getting any hops but thats okay, it’s not needed. Tthe finish comes in fairly dry and short. Palate on this is thin, watery, but I guess it’s supposed to be being a lager and all that. Slightly out of balance in my opinion and improperly spiced this one is coming in last so far on my pumkin spree. DFH is winning right now, I wish I could get my hands on some of that southern tier stuff or O’fallons, but still.
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy orange pour with non existent head. Aroma is dominated with spice and sweet pumpkin. High hopes. Taste is sweet with a slight hint of bitter at the finish. Overall weak carbonation and light body lend to an underwhelming but decent pumpkin beer
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty passable as a dessert beer. The nose, unsurprisingly, was pumpkin and spices. The flavor was a buttery pumpkin/apple hybrid with cinnamon, allspice, and brown sugar very lightly added in.
ellolovey (476) - Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy golden amber with a nice tan foamy head. Aroma of pumpkin spice and nutmeg. Pumpkin is all in the nose not in the taste. Lots of spice and earthy hops. Bit of vanilla in the finish. Balances out the bitter and spice. Lightly carbonated and enjoyable. Not sweet like most pumpkin brews.
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber with small white head. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices. Flavor had a decent pumpkin taste with a good kick of cinnamon, nutmeg. A good malty pumpkin backbone combined with the spices made for a crisp and satisfying beer.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a amberish/orange color with a medium head. Aromas of pumpkin, spices, nutmeg and some caramel. Flavor hits you with the spices first that then mellow in to silky pumpkin flavor. Slight bitter finish to it as well. Not too bad
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2009 Light golden color with a thin white head. Strong pumpkin spice aroma. Spiced, malty taste and pumpkin flavor with a bit of hops and a slightly bitter finish. Claims to be the worlds only pumpkin lager (all the others are ales.) Not bad.