dfinney23 (2235) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice pumpkin aroma and flavor. Spices are on the weak side but I suppose that’s better than being too strong.
Slipstream (2214) - USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Mugs and from a bottle. It was better from the bottle, since on draft there was some sour funk. Attractive label that looks like a book cover. Smooth, sweet aroma that picks up some yeasty funk as it warms. The flavor is full with some unusual notes. Pumpkin to start, with clove, hops, and ginger warmth coming in. It creates a fair amount of sensation on the palate. An interesting beer for sure.
Art (2207) - 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.
UDBeernut (2140) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, 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.
obxdude10 (2111) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty decent pumpkin seasonal. 22oz bottle from the Collegeville Wegman’s. The beer pours a dark ruby orange color. Even though the beer doesn’t offer much of a head, it does leave some nice, cascading lacing around the inside of the glass. The nose features some pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, light yeast and cloves. Most of those qualities show in the body of flavors, as well. I also taste a little ginger, very light rye bread and toasted malt. This offering is a tad light on pumpkin flavor, but for $6 a bomber, it is worth a taste.
r464 (2031) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange and amber in color with a fizzy (not foamy) light tan head. Some maltiness coupled with a bit of pumpkin. The spices are not too strong and overpowering, just complementing the flavor. A bit strong over the course of a 22oz bottle.
mzaar (2011) - 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.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a small off white head. Nose is lightly pumpkins with a hint of alcohol and some sweet malt notes. Palate is smooth and kind of thick, light warming. Flavors of sweet malt, pumpkin, light spices.
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Darkmagus82 (1976) - - SEP 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 9-23-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a darker reddish orange color with a one finger foamy head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a decent level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a nice blend of lightly roasted pumpkin and spice of nutmeg, coriander and cinnamon. Along with these smells are a good showing of sweetness with aromas of caramel and brown sugar as well as a bit of a bready like aroma with some characteristics of a yeasty like smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather moderate showing of a biscuit malt taste as well as a decent amount of a pumpkin. Upfront there is a rather high level of sweetness from flavors of caramel and brown sugar. As the taste moves on, the pumpkin takes on a lightly roasted taste with the spices that were detected in the nose joining the taste profile. At the same time the sweetness lessens ever so lightly producing slightly drier (although by no means dry) taste which matches the increase in roastedness well. In the end a light alcohol taste comes to the tongue, leaving a warming spiced, still rather sweet, pumpkin flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is slightly below average. The thickness and slightly lower carbonation are quite nice for the style as it gives the beer a more creamy like feel complimenting very well the pumpkin flavors.
Overall – An overall quite enjoyable pumpkin brew. It had a good level of sweetness which was balanced by the pumpkin, spice, and light roasted flavors quite well. A good one to give a go to if you have the chance.
NikkTwist (1962) - 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.