AirForceHops (6284) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle from Julioís and a second bottle in trade with queenholly. Clear orange in color, thin head with spider web lace. Nose is indeed pumpkin and spice. Good carbonation making for a lively effervescent palate. Very light body (well it is a lager) Pumpkin spice and nutmeg are the only real flavors to speak of. Not bad just really light.
riversideAK (6160) - 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 itís a lager. It drinks like a lager and finishes crisp like a lager. Interesting. Is there ginger in here?
Suttree (6099) - 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 donít know that Iíd get it again...
Patrickctenchi (6086) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a slight orange hint...
Short, off-white head.
Scent is strong pumpkin pie/spice.
Taste is pure pumpkin pie, nutmeg, cinnamon, crust.....
This is not at all my favourite sub-style, but, damn it.....
Itís actually quite good.
TheBeerGod (6025) - 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.
kramer (5910) - 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.
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2005 bottle from Liquor mart drunk on 9/29/2005. A clear, filtered amber-to-light-mahogany colored beer, with a quickly dissipating off-white head, no lacing. Rather bubbly. Aroma of raw pumpkin meat, brown sugar and cinnamon. Very sweet, with some buttercream qualities, donít get any of the hops, definitely not any lager yeast. Pretty much a sweet cream and pumpkin pie aroma. Flavor is more of the same; very sweet, brown sugar-meets-heavy cream flavor, moderately carbonated, with a raw pumpkin meatiness, that may be authentic, but seems to overpower the otherwise lighter characteristics of the mouthfeel, especially being that this is quite filtered. Looking for the lager qualities, I find none. Cinnamon/nutmeg and light allspice on the end, some plant-like, vegetal notes and more buttercream. I appreciate that itís not overspiced, and there is a definite sweetness to it that at least gives it some body, but the mouthfeel is weak. Iím not so sure a creamy-sweet pumpkin beer works well with a lager, Iíd prefer to stick to an ale. I did have this only chilled (and the first half straight from the bottle), however, so that may be a problem.
wlajwl (5830) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spicy and vegetative in aroma. Decent spice in flavor covers up the vegetables. Not too bad, really could do without the vegetables though.
JK (5807) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2005 This beer is ok. Some pumpkin in the aroma. Copper color. Flavor of sweet citrus and some spice. Little pumplin. Very nice aftertaste with mild spices and fruit.
thedm (5776) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, 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.