Thorpe429 (5012) - , 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. I’m 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 it’s 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
kramer (4979) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle, via Ofortuna. Pours a clear orangish gold colored body under a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin film. Aroma is full of pumpkin pie spices, most prominantly nutmeg and allspice. Lighter notes of cinnamon and pumpkin. Flavor is pretty much all spices, and what pumpkin is there seems pretty artificial tasting. Quite heavy on the cinnamon. Mouthfeel is thinnish with very fizzy prickly carbonation. Texture is just shy of sticky. Overall, this just seemed a little shallow and lacking in complexity. All spice and not much else.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of pumpkin, pumpkin pie, whipped cream, and spices. Poured orange/amber in color with a small, off-white head that fizzed and disappeared immediately. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of pumpkin, nutmeg, and spices. Light to medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Pumpkiny, lightly dry finish.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber with a light cream colored, quickly dissipating head. Aroma of cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg with a faint pale malt undertone. Malt hits you first followed by light spice and then back to malt maltiness. Its been some time since I had had this one, and this one is better than I remember. Pumpkin really doen’t come out until it warms up. Finishes slightly spicy and a touch of hops bitterness. A very good pumpkin beer.
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 30, 2009
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were and left behind a typically carbonated yellow-orange colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was spicy and pumpkin. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a mild ofness in the aftertaste I did not care for. The mild flavor contained notes of pumpkin. A decent one but not one that I would consider buying again.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange-caramel color with a medium sized foamy tan head that faded quickly and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was semi sweet caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. The flavor was dryish and spicy with strong nutmeg and cinnamon and moderate caramel and nut undertones. Long cinnamon and nutmeg finish. Medium body. Solid.
EithCubes (4900) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Spicy. Pumpkin, cinnamon, citrus, brown sugar, cloves, salt. Clear ornage pour with medium carbonation and a medium-sized, lacing beige head. Taste is moderately spicy (add allspice and nutmeg to the list) pumpkin pie, a little grainy. Medium, slightly oily body. The citrus and coiander/cloves (the Wit notes, essentially) are the interesting tones here. Just a touch of citric sourness and light bitterness in the finish and beyond.
jgb9348 (4737) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy copper tinted body with an orange tint and a very thin off-white head. Aroma of pungent spice and squash note with allspice and cloves coming through, a touch of malt and some nice brown sugars. Medium to Full-bodied; Nice full spice flavour with a good sweetness, some light pit fruits, a touch of malt and a little earthiness. Aftertaste shows good spice tastes, a strong squash and pumpkin full-bodied taste and a good sweetness. Overall, surprisingly good with a nice complex flavour that shows very well for the season. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 04-September-2011 for US$1.35 sampled at home in Washington on 12-September-2011.
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2007 Re-rate. Smells like pumpkin pie. Great. Taste is pretty good. One of the thicker and more beer-like pumpkin beers I’ve had. Pretty nice I think.
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a translucent copper with a small creamy white head that left some slight lacing on the glass. Aroma of pumpkin pie spicing, pumpkin, nuts and bready. Flavor was again a lot of that pumpkin pie character you would expect. Actually getting more actual pumpkin flavor in this beer more so than I really ever had with any other pumpkin beers. Even getting more texture in the mouthfeel. I wonder if part of that is due to the fact that this is a lager. Not sure I had many pumpkin lagers..usually ales.