viktorvee (510) - Greater London, - DEC 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite spritzy, lots of gingerbread type vibes, not masses of pumpkin, some general sweet vegetable notes, plenty of cinnamon and cloves - bit like chai. Overall a good version of this type of beer, just not a style I favour.
KnutAlbert (5720) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the brewery tap. Glowing brass.
Elegant use of spices, but this is not my favourite style. Nutmeg, allspice, fruit, sourness.
Leighton (9638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery taproom. Pours mostly clear, amber-gold with a big, off-white foam head. The nose is all autumnal spices and pumpkin bread. Medium sweet is the flavor with strong spicing, dry nutmeg, cinnamon and toasted bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly drying to finish with further cinnamon, pumpkin bread, mild leafy bitterness, faint wood. Good balance. Nice. I like a nice, festively-spiced pumpkin beer and this one delivers.
Theydon_Bois (6468) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Warburton Street taproom, 19/11/13.
Hazed golden amber with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is spiced fruits, pumpkin aroma, light ginger, bitter orange, toffee apple, cardoman seed, cinammon.
Taste comprises pumpkin pie, spice, toffee, dark fruit tang.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry lightly spiced finish.
Decent pumpkin affair.
mR_fr0g (1787) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the brewery taproom. Aroma is woody, nutmeg, spices, nuttymalt, sunflower seeds. Orange colour with a thin white head. Light haze. Flavour is seeds, twigs, nutty malt and subtle pumpkin, autumnal spices, fennel. Medium carb, some chalk.
Lowenbrau (1643) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @The Union Tavern, Westbourne Park, London. Caramel, spicy, some cooked vegetable aromas. Pours copper with off-white head, some lacing. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is spicy, sweet, caramel, some dry and weird notes. Peculiar and enjoyable.