ChainGangGuy (4489) - 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.
cheap (4475) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2011
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
In my little hd mug. Pour is like pale lager but with a touch of haze and perhaps even a little darker. Smell is sugar pumpkin. Stronger somewhat rude personality. Does not hide alky well. Malty and sumthin going on here. Reminds me of some stronger aged high gravity beers. Almost irish in nature. Pumpkin is not pleasing in this brew. On style for a veggie spice brew. Does not have the texture of pumpkin pie, heheh
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 20, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fall 2001. Very clear orange (pumpkiny!) body with a medium-sized head; aroma is deliciously Thanskgiving, pumpkin and cloves with just a hint of chocolate; flavor is on the light side but malty with pumpkin running throughout. Little hop presence; a bit thin and weak, but worth a try. Probably the brewer’s least impressive offering, but still miles better than a lot of fruit/veggy beers. 1/1/2002 rerating -- liked this a bit more 2nd time; pumpkin flavor needs a little warming to come through strongly; if it had a touch more body it would be up there with some of the brewery’s other (world-class) offerings. Oct 2002. Seems thinner and weaker this year; aroma still wonderful, and overall still above average.
wlajwl (4415) - 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.
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Small fizzy white head that mostly diminished, very little lacing, hazy, carbonation observed, and a golden and pale yellow hue. Nose was pumpkin, sweet, subtle hops, spicy, and cinammon. Ditto for the flavor plus some clove and finishes dry. Fairly smooth, slightly tingly and dry mouthfeel. Light-medium body. Quaffable, but nothing to write home about IMO. Balanced and not over-the-top pumpkin tasting as others that I’ve had, but the flavor of this beer just didn’t leave me wanting more.
unclemattie (4348) - 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.
nick76 (4303) - 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 it’s OK maybe even better than OK but not something I would like to drink more than seasonally.
emacgee (4299) - 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.
bytemesis (4237) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange amber with minimal head and little lacing. Aroma is light spices, pumpkin, caramel. Flavor about the same. Light body, watery.
boFNjackson (4186) - 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.