ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
$1.50 12 oz. single from Green’s (Buford) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clear, orange-hued body with an inch of fizzy, whitish head.
Smell: Aroma of lightly toasted and caramel maltiness with a fragrant note of blended pumpkin pie spices and pumpkin meat.
Taste: Light toasty and caramel malts with a restrained sweetness that makes way for a squashy pumpkin flavor and distinct tastes of cinnamon, clove, allspice, and nutmeg. Light spicy hop character and bitterness. Finishes crisp and dry with a lingering taste of earthy, Autumn-minded spices.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Worth a bottle or pint. A solid, easily drinkable pumpkin brew, though liking pumpkin beers may be a prerequisite.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, 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.
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2010 The aroma has caramel malt, hops, spice, and a tiny bit of pumpkin and dirt. The appearance is light amber gold with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall itís OK maybe even better than OK but not something I would like to drink more than seasonally.
unclemattie (3908) - Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. SLightly hazy orange color. White foamy head. Aroma of pumpkin spice. Very creamy texture. Like pumpkin pie. Flavor of freshly cooked squash, with very light spice. I love pumpkin beers. The ones that taste like squash, smell like spice(not the other way around!), are the good ones. This one is just that. I love it. So smooth and creamy. Very well balanced. Very lightly hopped, medium dryness. Medium bodied. Very well done.
boFNjackson (3904) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Poured a golden orange with a khaki head. Loads of squash flavors, hints of yams, brown sugars, pecans, maple syrup, with a crisp clean finish that contained malts and spices. Nose had fresh pumpkin squash with hints of cloves and other spices.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Particulate laden amber with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma of pumpkin, spice, nutmeg and sweet malt. Taste of pumpkin, spice, nutmeg. Semi watery body that finishes semi dry and spicy.
alexsdad06 (3835) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear orange amber color with a thin off white film. The aroma is sweet, with mild hints of pumpkin and way too much spice. The flavor is like the nose too short on the pumpkin and too heavy on the spices. Soft and a touch thin, this became tough to finish.
emacgee (3747) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clean golden amber with one finger of wispy off white head. Nose is spicy and pumpkin-y, as one would expect. I kind of lost interest in trying to describe these beers. It is just what you would expect, a little less punch you in the face with the spices than it could be. Medium body, clean enough. Meh.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice smell, but it doesn't smell like beer to me. Cinnamon, allspice and a floral component. I just realized that I've associated the smell of pumpkin beer with shuffling around NYC in the wintertime between Heartland and Typhoon Breweries, both of which had pumpkin beers when I was up there last fall. Deep orange color, lots of fizzybubbles. Lightly sweet, but mostly dry allspice flavor. Moderate spice-bitter cling to the palate, medium bodied. I think I'd like a whack less spice and a whack more hops.
IrishBoy (3688) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2011 12 oz bottle from Total Beverage - Westminster. Nose is heavy on pumkin with light nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. Crystal clear orange with a big pale yellowish head. Flavor is pumpkin pie with all the spices. Nice quaffable pumkin lager.