Howlader (422) - - NOV 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught taster served at Smoke and Barrel in Washington. Decent pumpkin attempt, a little light on the body. Sort of had a tea-like quality to it
matthewgerke (67) - - DEC 14, 2012
1.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Draft. Poured a hazy orange with a super thin white head. Not a good example of a pumpkin beer. The pie spices totally overwhelmed the other flavors, especially since it was a thin beer. Needed to highlight the pumpkin richness more. Cloyingly sweet.
BVery (5617) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pale yellow gold pour with a very small white head. Nice aroma and taste of pumpkin and nutmeg - Iím enjoying this one.
MadRobin (1700) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 5 oz. sample at Mad Fox Brewing Company restaurant in Falls Church, VA.
Lightly hazy, nearly clear amber with off-white head and good lacing.
Aroma of pumpkin, herbal hops, caramel, bread and spice.
Taste of caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon, spice, bread, fruit, pumpkin and light hops.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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GT2 (7899) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Mad Fox. Pours a low haze orange. Weak head. No lace. Intense fall spice nose with clove, nutmeg, cinnamon. Taste is tangy, light, citric, spice medley. Clean, no cloying, no heaviness. Nice.
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Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the source. Cloudy orange amber color, small white head. Aroma of spice and nuts. Taste is hot spice. OK.
Iphonephan (2693) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the brewery. Pours a cloudy gold with a white head. Aroma of allspice and cloves. Pumpkin pie spices dominate the flavor.
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured right from the fermenter on tour at the brewpub. Pours a hazy orange with some frothy white head. Big, spicy nose, nutmeg, ginger, clove, root veg. Flavor has a big zip from the ginger, almost a wasabi like zing to it, after that fades you get the sweetness, carrot, banana bread, some yeast. Medium bodied, zippy finish.
kassner (1323) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice Pumkin, especially the frech light notes. plenty of nutmeg and cloves, light but fresh ale underneath
Thorpe429 (5007) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grabbed a growler from the brewpub yesterday afternoon.
Pours a solid, hazy orange with a thin whisp of off-white head. Laces pretty well as it goes down. Nose is very nice, yet quite subtle. Definite notes of caramelized malt, roasted pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and a host of other pumpkin-pie spices. I love the balance between the sweet, caramel nature of the malt and the hint of spices. The taste takes this even further in the right direction, as the balance is quite nice and refreshing. This is the rare pumpkin beer that is neither cloying nor suffering from spice overload. Mouthfeel is a bit thinner than I would like, although Iím bumping it back up a bit due to the fact that my tongue is assailed and pierced by excess cinnamon and clove. Drinkability is really great. My wife and I split a growler of this without a problem. I certainly could have gone for more, which is a rare occurrence, as Iím normally quite done with a pumpkin beer after 6-8 ounces.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 10-03-2010