cheap (3940) - 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
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear coppery orange with a small white head. Aroma smells like nutmeg and some fake pumpkin purée, ginger and allspice. Tastes of pale sweet malts, pumpkin, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, and some overt sweetness. A little too much on the ginger and spices, but goes along well with thanksgiving’s dessert.
esjaygee (3903) - 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.
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, 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, don’t 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 it’s not overspiced, and there is a definite sweetness to it that at least gives it some body, but the mouthfeel is weak. I’m not so sure a creamy-sweet pumpkin beer works well with a lager, I’d 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.
dmac (3887) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from Spirits Rt 166. Poured an orange/rust colored body with a smaller foamy of white head. Aroma is more heavy on the spices, all-spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, metallic notes, wet bread and some odd pumpkin as well. the body is very thick and full and not a quick sipper on how much it fillsup your mouth and throat. Flavor actually seems to be astep down from the aroma, wet spices dominate, all-spice, nutmeg, hint of chocolate for some reason, followed by bread, cinnamon and pumpkin. Not a top 3 pumpkin beer but would suffice in a pinch.
IrishBoy (3799) - 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.
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A slightly vigorous pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a fat, three-finger thick, pale tan colored head that sits atop a brilliantly clear, reddish, copper colored beer. The beer is obviously spiced with the typical pumpkin pie spices as the aroma even as I pour it is quite redolent of cinnamon, nutmeg and perhaps a touch of ginger. A deeper sampling of the aroma yields nothing more than these spices and perhaps a touch of dusty malt.
Fairly dry, with perhaps a hint of sweetness that just peeks through a tart spice character. Spice flavors of nutmeg & cinnamon dominate, but there is perhaps a touch of character that might be attributed to pumpkin, but only just barely. There is a ginger note noticeable in the finish as well as a slightly astringent spice bitterness. Crystal malt contributed caramelized sugar flavors and a medium / light malt fullness help convey the pumpkin pie analogy a bit further.
This is certainly an enjoyable version of a Pumpkin beer, and it does have actually have some pumpkin flavor to it, despite the slightly heavy handed spicing. This is a touch richer, and a bit more like desert that say something like Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin ale, but it still is to light to really be anywhere near representative of pie in a glass.
Purchased: <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Liquors, Tucson, AZ
ben4321 (3750) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 9/26/10
Aroma: The nose is dominated by the pumpkin spice, nutmeg, and cinnamon
Appearance: It pours into the glass a clear caramel-orange color without much head
Flavor: The taste also has quite a bit of spice, it is much like the nose, not much else going on here
Palate: It is light-medium bodied, with a lasting spice that tingles on the tongue after the beer dissipates
This one is one-dimensional, but I like that dimension. This is what you should be expecting when you buy a Pumpkin beer, and it is well executed. I’m a pumpkin beer fan in general, and though this isn’t a perfect beer, I found it to be well executed and enjoyable on a nice fall afternoon watching football.
wlajwl (3743) - 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.
jkwood04 (3742) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours copper with a thick, cream-colored head. Aroma of pumpkin, caramel/pale malts, a little bit of spices, and light hops. Flavor the same and average texture. Not the best pumpkin beer, but not bad. Edit: 2013 gets exactly the same review as the first time I rated this in 2011.