bigrond (1408) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pumpkin flavor was just not as strong as it could be. Big 22oz bottle. Nice aroma but overall flavor falls a little short.
mcox90 (1374) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Pours orange/amber with a one finger off white head that settles down to a thin ring. Aroma is light spices, mostly nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavor is semi sweet. A little light pumpkin flavor with the aforementioned spices. It is a bit boozy at 8%. Medium bodied with a nice smooth mouthfeel. Nice job.
tcane7 (1345) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle with Pedro. Pours a clean dark amber with fluffy beige head and 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.
lamas (1280) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Snallygaster 2013. Poured a deep amber with a beige head. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, caramel, vanilla, and pumpkin dominated the aroma. Went down medium to full-bodied and smooth. The taste featured lots of caramel, vanilla, and creamy pumpkin pie loaded with all the usual spices. There was an overwhelming boozy quality in both taste and warmth from start to finish. Things got a bit too cloying by the end.
UDBeernut (1254) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
fresh bottle pours a murky medium amber with a off white head that dissipates. nose of allspice and nutmeg taste is muddled with more spice and a dull earthiness. body is medium and lingers with dryness.
NikkTwist (1245) - 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.
Ed5388 (1238) - 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.
mzaar (1226) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
På fat. Bärnstensfärgad med lätt smutsvitt skum. Till skillnad från amerikanare är pumpa-öl (eller något alls med pumpa faktiskt) inget jag till vardags dricker. Så om det luktar pumpa? Säkert, men jag behöver slänga ner min näsa i fler pumpor innan jag ger mig på ett omdöme. Däremot är det intensiva julkryddor som dominerar doftbilden. Dessa återkommer i smaken, men även karamell och vanilj hittas. Värmande alkohol.
keanex (1134) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled June 28, 2013.
Appearance: The body is hazy with a garnet to mahogany hue with a towering tan head that has great retention, settling into a full coating.
Aroma: Cinnamon and graham cracker are prominent with hints of vanilla, clove and ginger. The aroma leans sweet and enticing.
Taste: Sweet caramel is throughout, from start to finish with pumpkin pie flavors. The spices are really subdued, cinnamon and ginger is most notable with cloves lingering on the finish. This is a nice pumpkin beer.
Palate: Soft creamy body.
Overall: This is actually really solid. I love the sweetness that’s balanced nicely by the spices. As far as pumpkin beer is concerned, this is a good one.
artmcd8 (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Alcohol and bitterness was overpowering at the start. Once the beer warms a little it smoothed out. Typical pumpkin were taste.