alobar (3128) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy reddish caramel pour with no head. Aroma of pumpkin spices and bread. Very spicy flavor with cinnamon, ginger, and clove dominant. Some bread and slight pumpkin at the end. Very big beer. Great lacing.
GMCC2181 (1554) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via SL.. Dark red in color.... not much head. Nose of some spices...Malty, bready. Taste is more of a winter warmer of harvest ale. Light spices, malty, bready, good but where is the pumpkin? Body is medium, low carbonation. Easy to drink. Overall... not really a pumpkin but a nice brew...
jimhilt (2473) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a one finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Cloudy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Strong pumpkin pie nose and flavor is sweet pumpkin pie spices, hints of hops at finish. Higher ABV is hidden. $6.99 for a 22oz bottle from Market Basket Concord, NH.
crajun (1084) - , Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel malt aroma with slight spice nice dark orange amber pour. Taste is sweet malt up front and then spices. Cinnamon cloves etc. Dries at end. Slight amount of pumpkin. Good overall beer not necessarily a pumpkin beer
kramer (5395) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orangish amber body with a one finger tight bubbled beige head that had pretty nice retention. The nose is pretty solid, lots of sweet caramel maltiness with a lighter spice accent. Smells like ginger mostly, with some lighter cinnamon and nutmeg. Minimal squash notes. The flavor is way too spicy for my tastes though. The ginger and nutmeg are just a little too overboard and dominate over the pumpkin and sweet caramel malt. Spicy biting finish from the ginger and clove. Some very minimal alcohol heat on the finish, but pretty tame for 8% ABV. Medium bodied with fizzy frothy carbonation. I was hoping for better from this one. Their other brewmaster series beers have been very good.
mzaar (2077) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
På fat. Bärnstensfärgad med lätt smutsvitt skum. Till skillnad från amerikanare är pumpa-öl (eller något alls med pumpa faktiskt) inget jag till vardags dricker. Så om det luktar pumpa? Säkert, men jag behöver slänga ner min näsa i fler pumpor innan jag ger mig på ett omdöme. Däremot är det intensiva julkryddor som dominerar doftbilden. Dessa återkommer i smaken, men även karamell och vanilj hittas. Värmande alkohol.
lamas (1457) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Snallygaster 2013. Poured a deep amber with a beige head. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, caramel, vanilla, and pumpkin dominated the aroma. Went down medium to full-bodied and smooth. The taste featured lots of caramel, vanilla, and creamy pumpkin pie loaded with all the usual spices. There was an overwhelming boozy quality in both taste and warmth from start to finish. Things got a bit too cloying by the end.
radagast83 (5816) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Rustico Alexandria. Poured a clear amber color with a pretty decently sized white head. Aroma was a nice mix of pumpkin and pumpkin-pie spices. Some earthy hops with a nice malt backing round it out. Flavor was a bit like a pumpkin pie, with fresh tasting pumpkin with nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon. Pretty tasty, and quite drinkable for the abv on this one.
AirForceHops (4692) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottles from Gary’s beverage, Portsmouth, NH. One year old bottle store in my cellar. Dark amber with light bubbly head that provided lacing. Nose is light graham cracker and a strong amount of pumpkin. Flavor of squash, faint herbal and malty notes with ginger and nutmeg in the finish. Full in body with a light effervescent mouthfeel. Nice job here.
scarletfire65 (1127) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, blah, blah, blah, blah. Another standard pumpkin ale, just with a bit of hot alcohol on the finish. Not bad, but also nothing to set it apart from the other 20 pumpkin ales on the shelf right now.