CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle: pours a clear deep orange bronze with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet caramel and ginger nose with some cinnamon notes and a touch of pumpkin flesh. Starts with pretty good fullness and a chewy toasted caramel sweetness with a touch of grainy notes and English hops before some cinnamon and clove spice atop a mild pumpkin flavor give way to a drier finish. Not quite as clean or as flavorful as I had hoped. More pumpkin and less spice would be preferable.
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013-01-13. Hazy dark orange with a nice beige head. 3+ Aroma is spicy, fruity, and lightly tangy. Flavour is similar, moderate spices up front, fruity pumpkin, very light alcohol, modest bitterness. Smooth average pls to medium bodied palate. 3++ Pretty decent, I’d personally like the malt to be a touch more robust to support the pumpkin and spice more, but it is nice as is. Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo
boto (1912) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. bottle: This one pours a clear, orangish-amber color. There was almost no head on it, and no lacing. The aroma is decent, and expected. Pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg are the dominant ones. Not overdone, but they mask anything else. The taste is pretty good. Nicely balanced between the hops and malts. A touch of pumpkin, the pumpkin pie spices, and a hint of bitterness. A nice fall beer!
jcwattsrugger (11315) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle-disappearing lt tan-dk amber. A-sweet med malt, cinnamon/nutmeg. T-sweet med malt, cinnamon/nutmeg, 2nd earthy hops.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep dark dirty caramel, frothy beige head, nice lacing. Strong nutmeg and cimmamon on the nose. Spicy up front, very bready. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Cloves seem to creep up on the backside, they linger long. Not as big as I expected, but a bit more UMPH than your standard Pumpkin Ale.
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Hazy amber pour with a small sized off white head. Pumpkin and spices...all around on the subtle side. Some vanilla and caramel in the taste.
NikkTwist (1840) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Eulogy. Clear red brown with a foamy white head. Aroma is of sweet pumpkin, but first taste brought some unexpected bitterness. Pumpkin spice. Additional red fruits from the malt but quite a lot of bitter finish from the hops. Dark syrupy notes. Gentle dark sugar pumpkin with a big hop punch. Mixed feelings. Well blended, but not really to my taste.
abcfan (786) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours orange with little white head. Aroma is light spice and pumpkin. Flavor is mostly pumpkin and light spice. Decent.
TheHopster (866) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle). The aroma is abundantly spiced with note of alcohol. The flavor is overwhelmed by the spices instead of pumpkin. The alcohol is warming and nice for a cool fall day. The Long Trail Brewmaster series has been very impressive but this one falls a little short.
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PumpkinBurger (46) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
amber pour, medium off white head, notes of molasses, cinnamon, butter on the nose... full bodied, creamy mouthfeel.. malt forward, pumpkin, some spice on the tongue... slight tart and bitter finish... nice fall beer