tectactoe (1058) - Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap: very clear amber body with a quickly receding layer of white foam that leaves decent lacing behind. Aroma has notes of pumpkin spice, nutmeg, & gingerbread with a very mild steel-y caramel note & some sharp yeast. Some apple pie notes, too. Taste is full of decently bitter & leafy hops, cinnamon, gingerbread, warm & sweet apples, mild nutmeg & some faint graham cracker. Dry, toasty bread & bitter finish with very mild metallic notes. Nice pumpkin ale.
Alextricity (417) - Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
$5.25 pint at Boat Works in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.
Appearance: Slightly hazy pumpkin color with almost no head. Lacing is minimal. Looks like I expected it to.
Smell: Best part, no doubt. It really smells like pumpkin pie with a perfect amount of spice (I.E., it doesn’t burn your nose hairs). Nice sweetness, slight pumpkin, spicy... pretty much on point.
Taste/feel: Eh... a pint was more than enough for me. The taste at first is actually very nice, and better than I was expecting. Punkin Pie tastes just like the aroma, but it just doesn’t have that "Mm, I really want another sip." sort of thing going for it that I had with Screamin’ Pumpkin. I also got sick of the watery feel near the end of the glass. It’s a respectable pumpkin beer, and actually one of the better ones I’ve had, but it probably won’t blow your mind.
Tmoney99 (9981) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured clear orange copper color with an average white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid pie allspice aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy spice sweet flavor with a medium spice sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good spice with no pumpkin beer.
firstsip (239) - Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Best pumpkin ale by far... and I drink a ton. No actual pumpkin, but well balanced with pumpkin pie spice as to not be so sweet. Wish they distributed it.
JPDurden24 (1460) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the brewery, orange and gold pour. Lots of pumpkin and cinnamon in the aroma and a similar taste. Maybe just a bit too much cinnamon, but still pretty good.
msante79 (2194) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours clear golden orange with white head. Aromas of pumpkin spice, clove, caramel malts. Flavors of cinnamon, clove, pumpkin spices. Nice carbonation and mouthfeel. Not bad for the style.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler. Pours a dark copper color with a small white head. Nose is spicy, nutmeg, pumpkin. Palate is medium, a nice bite and a lightly dirty finish. Flavors of pumpkins, nutmeg, light cream.
flatmatt (1013) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet with spices like cinnamon and a fruity cherry background. Flavor has lots of spices: nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and anise; with cherry or strawberry, dark fruits, and touches of alcohol. Very nicely done.
deyholla (5860) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Poured a clear deep orange gold with an off white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of pumpkin and spices with a bit of an odd apple note. Flavor was similar with a creamy pumpkin note and lots o spices. The spices were a bit overwhelming. The beer did have a nice creaminess to it that made it feel like you were actually drinking pumpkin pie.
Pailhead (4368) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap: The aroma consists of ginger, nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon. It pours a transparent amber with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass and leaves behind minimal lacing. The flavor starts lightly sweet with some hints of pumpkin. The finish has notes of nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon. There is some light diacetyl/butterscotch too. Light-medium bodied with mild carbonation.