NikkTwist (1625) - 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.
mzaar (1614) - 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.
artmcd8 (1612) - 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.
mcox90 (1545) - 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.
GMCC2181 (1504) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via SL.. Dark red in color.... not much head. Nose of some spices...Malty, bready. Taste is more of a winter warmer of harvest ale. Light spices, malty, bready, good but where is the pumpkin? Body is medium, low carbonation. Easy to drink. Overall... not really a pumpkin but a nice brew...
bigrond (1478) - 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.
Heathen (1463) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: Rather nice. Very nice for the price, too. Very smooth and easy to drink. Definitely a ramped up version of their regular pumpkin ale. Hid alcohol nicely. Not the best pumpkin beer, but a nice beer in general. It did get a little sweet toward the end and slightly cloying. Not just a pumpkin beer — it’s a real beer, too.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a kind of murky, dark, orangey red that was just about brown in the glass with nice carbonation and an average to large, creamy, off-white head that mostly diminished, but left excellent lacing. The aroma contained moderate grain and cereal; light caramel; hints of cocoa; light citrus hops; slight pine hops; brown sugar, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lighty acidic; while the finish was moderately sweet, lightly acidic and lightly bitter. There was caramel, grain, brown sugar, pumpkin, cereal, citrus hops, light pumpkin pie spices, hints of cocoa, more spices as it warmed, and some milk chocolate. The medium to full body was fairly creamy with tingly carbonation and a slightly alcoholic finish.
keanex (1452) - 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.
lamas (1360) - 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.
jrodooo5 (1018) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cinnamon with a thin white head without leaving much lacing. The aroma is quite flavorful full of spice. The taste has decent complexity. It’s very spicy on the nose but the finish and the palate leave just a little bit to be desired. I see this appears to be a brand new beer. I’ve had a ton of pumpkins and I would say that this most closely resembles River Horse’s. Pretty good overall.