Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
THOUGHTS: Kind of different from most pumpkin ales because it has some odd cocoa and grain notes that acted almost like pie crust flavors to the pumpkin pie. It wasn’t all pie, though. There was a decent beer there, too, with some hops even. Way better than I was expecting.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured an ever-so-slightly cloudy, light, orangey amber with a large, off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma had light grain, milk chocolate and cocoa; light hops; light pumpkin pie spices; fruity pumpkin, pie crust and pumpkin pie filling. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and slightly sour and bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and lightly bitter. There was fruity pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, cocoa, chocolate, grain, and light earthy hops. The medium body was a little oily and then dry with sort of soft yet still a little tingly carbonation and a dry finish.
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper pour with off-white head. Nose is pumpkin puree, cardamom. Tasted medium in palate heft, with caramel, pumpkin, spice.
johnnnniee (2691) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle form Harvest Market
Lightly hazy light amber, lots of brown sugary pie spices.
Not horrible for a pumpkin ale
bennetporter (213) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy dark copper from the bottle. Smells of nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, in that order. Flavor is of pumpkin, with some sweetness along with the spices. Okay pumpkin ale.
samsmith33 (509) - - JAN 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet flavor; fruit and pumpkin; thin feel. aroma has nutmeg
2014 Pumpkin Double Blind Tasting:
1-Sam Adams Fat Jack.
5-Southern Tier Pumking.
10-UFO Pumpkin (harpoon).
11-Sam Adams Pumpkin.
12-Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin.
robgibbens (419) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pour is nice. Short tan head. Orange amber color. Some lacing is present. The aroma is that creamy pumpkin pie aroma. Cinnamon and nutmeg is present but subdued. As the beer warms these spices come to the front. The taste is mildly bitter but not much going on. The brew finishes cleanly.
dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Drank from the bottle. Aroma consists of nutmeg, cinnamon, corn, and pumpkin. Taste is squash puree, nutmeg, and raisins. Medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. I truly did not like this beer.
TSuthard (8) - - NOV 16, 2014 does not count
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Cinnamon brown with below average head. Nutmeg nose. Sharp taste upfront with nothing in the middle to follow it up. Not so much pumpkin pie as paper plate.
Leafs93 (1818) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours burnt orange with a off white head. Aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon and caramel. Taste is light bitters, light spice and light sweetness... Nice combo. Medium to light bodied. Nice pumpkin as the spices are not over done.
GMCC2181 (1545) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SL, drank straight from the bottle. Smells like a decent enough pumpkin ale. Taste is you guessed it....pumpkin. Nicely spiced pumpkin ale. Cinnamon, nutmeg, little on the sweet side. Full bodied. Overall. Good brew that I would buy and rec to a friend.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
an above average pumpkin, This bottle says it’s unfiltered but long trail doesn’t advertise a unfiltered pumpkin so maybe this rating is miscataloged. anyhoo - -I enjoyed it