DocLock (7415) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Wegman’s. Pours copper-colored wih off-white head. Nose is pumpki puree, pumpkin spices, mild bready notes. Tastes semi-sweet, not too spicy, with a decent balance of pumpkin flavor, spice flavor, and some crusty vanilla late. This one is pretty good.
Advocate_Ames (361) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber in color with a short foam head that dissipates. The aroma is of soft spices including cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. There is also a sweet carmel malt undertone behind those spices. In the flavor the spices blend nicely with the sweet malt taste. The finish is of malts with a pleasant and drinkable spice flavor. Overall a good spiced ale and this is worth trying to get your pumpkin fix.
pineypower (2356) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Spirits Lacey. Pours out a nice dark camber color with a small white head. Aroma is of sweet/spicy pumpkin spices, leaning more towards the sweetness, with a nice amount of vanilla and brown sugar. Taste is a nice balance of traditional pumpkin pie flavors. Sweet cinnamon sugar, vanilla, some nutmeg and mild clove notes in there.
dmac (3685) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a good looking deep reddish orange with a smaller foamy light beige head. Solid aroma with notes of cinnamon, brown sugar, all spice, clove and some pumpkin meat. Fuller bodied with strong carbonation and even a touch of heat with a lingering tingle from the carbonation. Flavor isnt quite as good as the aroma as lots of toast and grains sneak in along with the spices, nutmeg, wet brown sugar, older cinnamon and all spice. Really decent.
EithCubes (4565) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 Bottle. Nose earthy with meaty pumpkin, very understated spice - nice! Pours a deep amber with short beige head. Taste lightly sweet with more spice than expected, but still not too much, flitting flights of citrus and a breezy bready finish. A little warmth in the chest from the extra etoh but that’s been tamed. Appreciate the tumbling malt complexity here, lends a great mouthfeel to a lightly crisp medium body. Spice and subtly earthy hops. Nice all around; knows balance and restraint, and despite the slightly raised potency, more drinkable than most seasonal pumpkin/spice soup beers.
TheEpeeist (3130) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Clear amber with a scant head. Nose is funky pumpkin, nutmeg and toffee. Medium light with dull carb. Taste is buttery pumpkin, cinnamon stick and club soda.
r464 (1729) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pumpkin, spice, vanilla. Strongly flavored just like a pumpkin pie, not much beer.
mattern33 (99) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Medium amber clear color. Solid pumpkin aroma. Best pumpkin aroma ive had. Definite pumpkin flavor. Good hop/malt balance.
beerguy717 (19) - , Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I enjoyed a couple pints of Lancaster’s new Baked Pumpkin on draft at the brewery this evening. This brew has a rich amber color, thick tan head and good lacing. Just right level of spice, some vegetative hop notes and a touch of caramel on the nose.
Mouth feel is a full/medium with subtle spice and minimal sweetness- the way I like a pumpkin brew. The higher abv brings a really nice warming sensation to it that’s balanced by the spice and malt richness. On the finish, again that great spiciness and lingering vanilla flavor.
Really a well-balanced, excellent autumn brew and great pumpkin release from the folks at Lancaster. Thumbs up