HeadyDE (605) - Delaware, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft offering..not really ready for the pumpkin onslaught but its here anyways..about as dark orange color as one can expect..not much carbonation or head..aroma is dominated by weak graham cracker and some bland spices..mouthfeel was not memorable..tad watery and didn’t really have that good pumpkin beer kick in the teeth..to tell you the truth this reminded me of a cross between dfh punkin and st pumking with unfortunately much more characteristics of the dfh than the southern tier..has some zing at the abv but beyond that not worth IMO...
nimbleprop (6100) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
4oz sample at Max’s Hop Fest 2013. Pours a hazy mahogany brown with some very white head. Smells like a candle, brown sugar, candied yams, burnt marshmellow. Flavor is like eating candied yams on Thanksgiving, burnt marshmellow, clove, super sweet, nutmeg, vanilla. Very sugary finish. A little too much.
DiarmaidBHK (3785) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Weis Market Lewisburg. Pours burnt umber with a couple of inches of foam. Leaves a little lacing in the glass. Pretty big pumpkin on the nose. Kind of sweet on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid but feels a little early to be drinking a pumpkin beer.
obxdude10 (2127) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty decent pumpkin seasonal. 22oz bottle from the Collegeville Wegman’s. The beer pours a dark ruby orange color. Even though the beer doesn’t offer much of a head, it does leave some nice, cascading lacing around the inside of the glass. The nose features some pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, light yeast and cloves. Most of those qualities show in the body of flavors, as well. I also taste a little ginger, very light rye bread and toasted malt. This offering is a tad light on pumpkin flavor, but for $6 a bomber, it is worth a taste.
Arayaga2 (1914) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown maple syrup color with a bit of oof-white head. Aroma and taste are tuned down imperial pumpkin, but still pretty textbook. $5.5/22
puboflyons (2599) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 22 fl. oz. bottle. This has been renamed the
"Brush & Barrel Series" rather than the "Brewmaster Series." The pour is medium amber with an orange glow and even a slight reddish hue up to the light. The head is bountiful. The aroma has a great pumpkin note along with sweet malts, a little wheat, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Hops are played down. The body is bold. Here come the hops! The taste begins with a sweet and pumpkin flavor but then the hops pull out of the background and leave a moderate lingering bitterness.
Leighton (14430) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Sr. Jackson in Canaan, NH. Pours bright copper-red with a fine, white cream head. Sugars and autumn spices in the aroma, definite sweet pumpkin notes. Big sweet flavor with pleasant pumpkin, nutmeg, wintery spices now, a bit of alcohol. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, lightly warming, with cinnamon and nutmeg, mild dryness. Nicely spiced overall. I like sweet pumpkin beers, generally, and I think this one is good stuff.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[5059-20130113] 650mL bottle. Grainy spiced gourd mash aroma. Hazy, dark amber brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Burnt boozy bread and fruity toast flavour has a lingering boozy charred finish. Medium body. A little heavy on the burnt spicy boozy notes. (6/3/6-/3/12) 3.0
Ed5388 (2560) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber. Pours a deep orange color with an inch of foamy tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, and all spice. Taste has lots of spice upfront, pumpkin background, finishing with a light malty sweetness.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5602) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured an orange-caramel color with a large foamy orange-white head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was a lovely mix of sweet malts, strong nutmeg and clove, faint cinnamon and sourdough bread. The flavor was sweetish and bready with moderate nutmeg and clove and light cinnamon. Long finish of bread and nutmeg. Medium body. Nice.