sulawang (1030) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Visual: Pours clear copper brown with a very small dissipating head, just a touch of lacing, thick ring of retention, steady spread out clusters of activity.
Nose: cinnamon-nutmeg-clove trifecta mixed with toffee malts and baked pie crust (lvl-6)-intensity
Attack: crisp numbing bite, incoming sticky sweetness
Mid-palate: cascading creamy-tingly mouthfeel, (lvl-7-sweetness), toffee barley malt, pumpkin
Finish: residual cloying sweetness, soft hopped pie spiced bitterness mixed with toffee’d barley malt.
Summary: A ton of pumpkin pie spices but an overly sweet drinking experience halfway through the bottle. The lingering spices at the finish leaves a somewhat unpleasant gag reflex, for me at least anyway.
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Hazy dark amber color. Strong, malty, but pretty heavy on the spices; sweet.
Not too fond of spice beers, but it’s professionally brewed.
Beerdrinker79 (2032) - Idaho, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle- Pours clear dark orange with a thin light tan head. Aroma is raw pumpkins and pumpkin spice, there is a bit of tartness reminiscent of cranberries. The taste is again real pumpkins mixed with the usual pumpkin spices, hops impart a dryness following through past the swallow. One of the few pumpkin beers that isn’t all spices, and i appreciate that, nice beer.
Arayaga2 (2122) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy honey colored with a dense, dimpled cm of off-white head. Aroma is earthy, with all the standard spices. Taste is the same, with a nice, solid maltiness and the appropriate vegetal pumpkinness, but it still finishes clean, with a very light astringency. $4/22oz
dfinney23 (2850) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pie spice aroma but the spices really back off on the tongue, which is kind of nice for a (pumpkin beer) change. Some bitterness in the finish is a bit distracting.
Crit (3820) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy amber,lasting tan head.Nice pumpkin pie spice nose and palte which is somewhat watery with unblended bitterness and no noticeable pumpkin
mjg74 (3018) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber 7.5% from Capital Market. Just called Pumpkin Ale. Deep hazy amber in color. Mildly sweet nose with a sort of subdued spice character. Nutmeg and cinnamon dominate. Smooth pumpkin flavor with a nice spiced quality. Nice smooth body with a lightly hoppy finish. Tasty pumpkin brew.
Sarlacc83 (1933) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Laurelwood SE. First pumpkin beer of the fall.
A: Red to the point of ruby, thin white head.
N: Pumpkin, all-spice, clove, cinnamon, graham cracker, earth, biscuit, hint of pine, more of the hop leaves.
T: Sweet and spicy. Fairly bitter, too.
M: Medium light body, crisp carbonation, and no alcohol.
O: A decent pumpkin beer that, however, has too many hops. They threaten to overpower the squash - but I like that this is a pumpkin beer which aims to be pumpkin and beer and not faux pumpkin pie.
WABeerFiend (389) - - SEP 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber dated 07.15.15. Poured into a pub glass today. A: Pumpkin pie and vanilla. A: 2 finger head. Recedes to a thinner layer of foam. See through reddish amber body with lots of streaming bubbles. T: Pumpkin pie but a bit muted. P: Watery. O: It smells better than it tastes. The flavor just isn’t very strong. It’s ok, but not great.
George999 (389) - Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On the bottle the poor is murky cloudy and a burnt orange, the aroma is pumpkin pie and a little bit of spice in the basket was more run over a pumpkin pie smell, the taste is sharp multi little bit of spice and the finish is distinctly pumpkin pie finish is more spice than anything else.