TheHopster (831) - 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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60minuteman (830) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell is like a pumpkin beer, so is taste. High malt complexion. Creamy and good but it disappears too quickly.
hfmejias (783) - Dover, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured kind of hazy dark reddish amber in color; decent off white head and nice lacing on the cup. Aroma of spices malts and booze with hints of pumpkin. Taste is malty sweet combined with some spices and pumpkin, you also feel the alcohol but it is actually smooth and drinkable. Nice Enjoyable beer.
abcfan (736) - 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.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
so i am not sure if the brush and barrel series is same as brewmaster but here i go. 22oz bomber enjoyed in a standard pint glass. A darker colored brownish orange with a nice one finger small bubble head. Aroma is a best hits or pumpkin beer with clove and all spice but not ever the top. The taste is a full body malt with light touches of bitter and brown sugar. For me the greatness comes in the full satisfying body that more pumpkin beers should have. Pumpkin beer to be enjoyed on a cold VT evening. 8abv not noticeable. a good all around example.
Frothmeister (577) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 pint 6 fl oz bottle. Pours a surprising clear ruby hue with a tan/orange coloured head. Aroma is spice up front, and a surprising amount of banana. I mean a LOT of banana. As for taste, sweet with heavy notes of Lyleís Golden Syrup up front, dried fruit, caramel, light cinnamon, light bitterness, and lots of malt notes. If tasting blindly, I might guess something in the bock family. The pumpkin beer notes are awfully light. It is however a good beer, even if it doesnít resemble something from the pumpkin beer family. Well done.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. Bottle. Ok, but not that impressive due to the overwhelming boozy flavor. Excellent scent of banana, spice, clove, pumpkin, nutmeg, and alcohol. Bronze pour with a head quick to ring. Light/med body, silky, slight sticky finish. Big alcohol flavor over banan and pumpkin, nutmeg.
odinstyr (563) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear orange-red with a nice tan head. Smells of pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, ginger, bread. Taste is sweet, lightly bitter, strong pumpkin, spices, malty - caramel and bread.
HeadyDE (515) - 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 didnít 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...
fishonmyplane (469) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very rich, malty, sweet. Itís basically a pumpkin doublebock IMO. Moderate pumpkin flavor with the usual spices, plus some caramel, a little butterscotch, and plenty of alcohol. Warming, which makes me wish it wasnít 86 degree today in early October in Connecticut (damn global warming!). Anyway, itís pretty good, one of the better pumpkin beers Iíve had actually. Not gimmicky, just a nice strong beer with some pumpkin.