jcwattsrugger (10726) - 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.
Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy dark brown color, huge beige head. Aroma of gourd > spice. Taste is cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet brown raisin bread. Not bad.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A reddish copper ale with a thin light lacing mocha head. In aroma, sweet peaty cinnamon, a bit of fusel alcohol, strong pumpkin spices. In mouth, a smooth spiced burned caramel malt, cinnamon, a bit cloying. On tap at Reservoir, August 5 2012.
Leighton (8684) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (8459) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber with a large, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, cloves, earthy hops and biscuit malt. Flavor is malt forward with moderate spices, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
hopdog (8225) - 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.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly hazy orangish/amber pour, big fluffy head. Aroma of spices, pumpkin pie, toffee. Sweet and spicy with lots of pumpkin pie notes. Pretty decent pumpkin beer.
DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Capone’s. The pour was burnt sienna orangy, more toward brown, with minimal head. Nose was intense pumpkin puree and spices. Tasted rich, on the sweet side, with a big pumpkin flavor matched with not overwhelming spiciness and true graham cracker flavor in the aftertaste. This was world class.
jercraigs (7182) - 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
CaptainCougar (7129) - 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.