keepersj12 (2688) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is not a pumpkin pie type of beer thank goodness. It’s only September first. Nice malt aroma from an amber pour with a very thin head. A bit of the pumpkin comes through in the taste and the spices come out in the after taste. Not bad.
Beerdedone (2618) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours reddish orange with a nice off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin spice, nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavor was pumpkin pie, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and other spices. A decent pumpkin brew
AdamJackson (2608) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked it up at our local Co-Op. Just put out last week. Enjoyed in a Hill Farmstead Glass.
A - Burnt Golden Brown. Almost no head.
S - Heavy very dominant pumpkin scent up front. Not very sweet scent though. Some spices.
T - More glorious pumpkin. Very tasty. American bitter hops. some piney notes, lots of creamy sort of spicy vanilla pumpkin puree sort of taste. Some nutmeg
M - 40% carbonation. Medium body.
O - Surprisingly good for pumpkin beers. Enjoyable and solid.
Ron (2529) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber with fluffy beige head and good lacing. Aroma is pumpkin spice, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and some pumpkin. Taste is pumpkin, cloves, nutmeg, with a sweet banana finish and a little bitterness. the alcohol is a little noticeable in this one.
jimhilt (2403) - 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.
Dorwart (2375) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin head of varying sized bubbles with minimal carbonation. Spicy aroma with lots of ginger and nutmeg along with some vegetal aromas. Color is a very impressive bright copper red. Body is a bit thin and watery. More spices dominate the flavor with some pumpkin, toasted malts and earthy flavors. Bit of a dry and chalky palate. Minimal alcohol presence for an 8% brew. Expected a bit more body for this brew. Decent but nothing special.
Reynolds314 (2331) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good pumpkin beer. Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, toasty malts. Taste is medium sweet with good spice flavor and a bit of pumpkin flesh. Not too bad.
Maverick34 (2250) - New York, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft from Waterfront Manhattan. Orangey brown pour, your standard cinnamon nutmeg etc
puboflyons (2145) - 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.
snoworsummer (2145) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours hazy medium reddish brown with a thin fizzy head. Tastes like pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg, slightly sour. Not too spiced and not very sweet. Low/medium body and carbonation. Smells like squash vegetables, spices, and alcohol.