ElCapitan22 (282) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber color, but has no lacing whatsoever or head retention. Smells malty, sweet and spicy....all the things that remind you of fall. Tastes of pumpkin and clove. Not too bad, but simply average on the pumpkin beer list.
kassner (1449) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the better pumpkins. Lots of pie and a nice clear dark amber
Pumpkin87 (159) - - SEP 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours attractive, clear red-amber with small tan head that disappears with no lacing and almost no skim.
Cold, there’s not much of a nose, but like many spiced beers, this is better closer to room temperature. Warmer, it’s still restrained but definitely hits pumpkin pie notes as opposed to just pumpkin, with baked crust and vanilla prominent.
The taste follows suit. As it warms, pumpkin and spice notes come out. But at its best, this combines vanilla, crust and pumpkin puree creaminess. Squash sourness cuts the sweetness, but your appreciation may vary.
Overall, a beer that requires more patience that some other pumpkin brews, but is a decent representative of the genre.
jsporrer (136) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2015
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light brown with a small off white head. Not too much of an aroma or pumpkin taste for that matter. I was disappointed. This was the first Pumpkin ale I have tried and if I didn’t know it was pumpkin I never would have guessed it. The flavor was earthy and woody. Could have been the vanilla beans but I didn’t taste any thing similar to pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, graham cracker, etc. Not sure if I want to even try other pumpkin ales if this is what I’m expecting.
maltiness (9) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Best Pumpkin Beer I ever had - got it to try at their brewpub and loved it so much I took a six pack home. It’s August and the Pumpkin Beer are out but I’m not complaining
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/30/2014. On tap at the brewery. Dark amber with a white head. Pumpkin aromas, some caramel and malt. Similar flavors, sweet, malty. Nice seasonal.
mansquito (4334) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Beer Store, Southampton PA tap: Pours amber with a small whitish head. Aroma is a whole lot of pumpkin spice, vanilla, and a hefty helping of sticky maltiness. Taste is somewhat sweet. Vanilla is prominent. Body is pretty nice and gooey. A good beer to drink while browsing for more beer at the beer store.
jrodooo5 (1299) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a damn good pumpkin! Very good copper pour w/ a white head that leaves a ring of lacing. Fall spices enticingly fill the aroma! The taste is just as robust! It’s a semi sweet beginning w/ the pumpkin pie flavors that fade into some drier fall spices. Complex, tasty, & the 7.3% is well hidden!
radagast83 (5953) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Crios. Poured a clear amber color, small white head. Aroma was nice baked pumpkin pie notes. Fresh pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, etc. Flavor was light pumpkin pie. Better pumpkin in this than many.
Travlr (16779) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Crios. Crystal clear ruby amber color. Of light biscuit. Taste is spice heavy but not bad.