Derek881 (1047) - Prague, - SEP 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured this beer from a large bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a rusty copper/dark-amber color with a good bit of sediment at the bottom, and an average-sized, tan head that had good lacing, but average retention and cling. The aroma featured a big blend of spices, including brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon, along with notes of pumpkin, caramel, and cloves to go with a light pine hops effect. It had a good, sweet taste with a somewhat bitter spice, paired with tones of pumpkin, nutmeg, and candy, and also had a slight sour effect. It had a thick mouthfeel, but gave way to a thinner finish which was a bit harsh; the beer had good life and carbonation and was quite dry.
hayduke (3676) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a red amber with a beige head. Nose of pumpkin, Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is pumpkin. Some spice show into the finish, but not a lot. What there is is nutmeg and cinnamon.
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.
MadIndian (2586) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Not bad for the style. A nice blend of ginger, spice, pumpkin and crust. Body could have been a tad thicker, but overall good job.
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.
77ships (5244) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml. bottle. Gorgeous label. Obtained in a trade with AdamJackson. Thanks! Dark amber, small tanned head. Sweet familiar pumpkin nose, sweet with solid vegetable touch, light metal, spices are in the back largely, tad copper malt, quite a bit of cloves. Faintly bitter cloves taste, touch vegetable pumpkin, light pennies, dough & spices are light in the back, quite a bit of bitter malt, light burned sugar, faint cough syrup,… Faintly metallic & tad burned sugar body. This is decent but I feel like it could have been so much more & I have had better in the style. This one is only for fans of the style I think.
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.
cheap (4524) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Mad mex. Certainly some sweet pumpkin like aroma. Spices are in ther. A darker looking beer. Feel is somewhat flat but does have hints of co2 in there. Laid back for the amount of alky but bitter medicanal feel is really present. Not sure if there is any real pumpkin in the er.
pivo (2629) - GERMANY - NOV 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spices and cinnamon in the nose. Dark amber color. Alcohol whafts through a dark heavy malt body. Big pumpkin and spice taste. Nice pumpkin ale! !!
Slubgob (223) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber into wine glass. Aged brass color. Warm malt with light dice in nose and mouth. Fair roasted pumpkin flavor, spicing is light. One if the more enjoyable versions of pumpkin I’ve had
matty (242) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Date of 2013-06-28. Tasted on 2014-10-25. Pours a cloudy copper with not much of an off-white head. Aroma is sweet - no pumpkin spice at all. Taste is sweet with a touch of spice. Finish is the same. I was expecting a little more from an imperial and from Long Trail. It’s not bad, but I thought it would be better.