cmconrad99 (10) - Lorain, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hit the nail this year. Excellent aroma, should be made into a candle... Appearance nice and dark copper, yet cloudy, but expected with spiced ales. Flavor was most excellent, great palate. Initial tasting, atsted great pumpkin and spice start, went to a nice roasted flavor, like the crust of the pie, then finished with a light creamy finish. Best Pumpkin ale by far.
AleDude (41) - USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed it at Oktoberfest in Berea. Darker than expected but strong pumpkin with spice aroma without overpowering "pumpkin" taste on the tongue. Finishes cleaner than expected without lingering pumpkin aftertaste. I am not a fan of pumpkin beers, but this one is quite good.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of miketd. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of rich pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin, caramel, some earthy hints. Tastes spicy and earthy with a pumpkin and spice character.
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from 22oz bottle at the Brewkeeper tasting at Blacklick Wine and Spirits on 10/9/08. Pours a medium brown with no head. Aroma of cinnamon, allspice, pumpkin and apple. Flavor is pumpkin pie and apple pie, with lots of spice and a bit of tartness. Could stand to be a little sweeter, but this beer is perfectly spiced. I prefer more alcohol, but in the days when everyone is imperializing everything, it’s refreshing to see someone take a more traditional stab at a pumpkin ale. Fine beer.
shigadeyo (3287) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
9/04/2008: Mad Brewer Boo Beer pours a transparent deep brown color with a medium, foamy tan head. Pumpkin, spice, cinammon, clove, and some sweet caramelized sugars are present in the aroma. This beer is roasty and has a pumpkin pie base with caramelized malts and psice. It is kind of like spice cake with raisins and some roasted ginger added. It has a medium-medium-full body and is quite tasty overall. I would call this a very drinkable and pleasing pumpking ale.
1 pint, 6 fl. oz. bottle (5.7 alc. by vol.) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #17 for this beer.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz. Pours a dark amber with a small white head. Aroma is nice pumpkin spice, not the same as every other pumpkin beer thankfully. Just a nice pumpkin pie aroma, don’t know how else to explain it. Flavor is pumpkin, caramel, vanilla. Nice. This is one of the better pumpkin beers I’ve had. Gets points for being different. Not just a spicy bland amber ale like 90% of the others.
Dogbrick (9425) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Ja Bier for sharing a bottle. The beer pours a lightly hazed brownish-amber color with a thin beige head that recedes steadily. Spotty lacing on the glass. Malty aroma with notes of brown sugar. Medium-bodied with a flavor reminiscent of apple butter. Notes of malt and spices behind the fruityness. The finish is sweet and fruity with bits of brown sugar and pumpkin left behind. Pretty good all around.
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is the most interesting pumpkin beer I have ever tried. Aroma is of spiced pumpkin, caramel, and a touch of barnyard funk. Flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, and lambic beer.
Tmoney99 (11899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from The Brew Keeper. Poured daek brown color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid nutmeg pumpkin aroma. Moderate body with a smooth texture. Medium to heavy spicy sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid seasonal beer.
alexsdad06 (7018) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy dark amber/brown color with a small beige head. The aroma is moderately sweet pumpkin with nutmeg, cinnamon, and brown sugar. The flavor is centered around moderately sweet pumpkin with a nice blend of spices (nutmeg, others) and cinnamon. A slight bitterness in the finish. This was my first experience with this brewer and for a pumpkin beer I found it to be a positive one.