TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from the brewery (Milwaukee, Wi) from my February trip. Pours a striking amber pour, clear and well carbonated, with decent offwhite head that dissipates entirely. Aromas are a nice light bready malt body, with pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, and light brown sugar making a good showing. Quite inviting, really. Initial is light bodied, bitter with some pumpkin bite, moving to very vague cinnamon and nutmeg body. Light, bitter. Stays away from malty dominance. A little unfriendly late palate, decent aftertaste. It tries, but it doesn’t quite do it for me.
PorterPounder (5877) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pleasant pumpkin pie spice aroma with some Christmas spice and cinnamon in there as well - quite nice - mostly downhill after that. Light off white head sits atop the light copper pour with some floaties speckled about. Flavor has a brief pumpkin pie spice splash, but settles to a bland vegetable like flavor. Has a bit of pepper in there as well and as it warms, tastes similar to spiked hot cider. The aftertaste is not unlike some malt liquors - slighlty fusel alcohol-like. Started with high possibilities.
jredmond (5836) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split with streets And Andrew. Pours a lightly hazy orange amber body wih white lacing. Aroma is Pumpkin and spice. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of pumpkin, cinnamon and spice.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
36cl, no mention of ABV, American brew, with pumpkins, from De Hopduvel Gent, not complex brew, malty/spicy and slightly sweet, yet not balanced, cloudy, small head, nothing special
riversideAK (5726) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy orange color with a head that goes away as quickly as the beer is poured. Pleasant cinnamon and pumpkin spice aroma. The flavor is interesting but I like it. It is a crisp mix of spices with a touch of grainy malt, a dab of bitterness, than a lingering sweet pumpkin spice. Thinner body than most of these Pumpkin beers, but it’s a lager. It drinks like a lager and finishes crisp like a lager. Interesting. Is there ginger in here?
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This may be the first pumpkin lager that I’ve had. I’m not sure. It’s so much like most of the rest of the pumpkin beers. The body’s a deep gold with a touch of orange. The head starts big then fizzles out quickly. It smells of nutmeg and allspice and whatever one usually tosses into a pumpkin pie/cake/cookie/etc. Tastes that way, too. Okay, meaning as good as the others.
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BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 12, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Hazy copper/orange color, light white head and nice lacing. The nose is herbal with some squash, allspice and clove up front. Towards the back a little bit of molasses. The flavor has a nutty nutmeg note along with the pumpkin and spice. The finish is a bit light and thin. Missing the maltyness that would really push this towards a respectable lager.
TheBeerGod (5435) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Orange pour with a short, fizzy tan head. Strong clove, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg in the aroma along with subtle pumpkin pie notes. Taste is mellowed spices with pumpkin pie, light brown sugar, faint caramel and grass/straw notes. Body is light-medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more pumpkin pie notes, spices, light caramel and brown sugar.
Suttree (5339) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange, off-white head. Smells like cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice - the usual pumpkin ale suspects. Flavor is sweet and spicy, again pretty much what you would expect. Not bad, but I don’t know that I’d get it again...
Skyview (5282) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I remember watching the brewmaster spent hours opening all those cans of Libby’s pumpkin pie filling for this beer back in the mid 1990s. Sure enough, today’s Pumpkin lager is just as good as it was back then. Pours a slighly hazy light amber with a nice white head. Aroma is cinnamon, citrus, tasted malt and of course pumpkin. (all it needs now is whipped cream). Tastes more of lightly roasted barley malt and some cinnamon/spices which is present in the finish. A nice light lager beer with a touch of Thanksgiving dessert.