Thorpe429 (5016) - , 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 I’m 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 I’m normally quite done with a pumpkin beer after 6-8 ounces.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 10-03-2010
GenDV138 (4570) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz cask pour at Mad Fox, freshly tapped right after I ordered it! Clear light golden brown with off-white head. Aromas of spices and pumpkin. Tastes of big pumpkins, spices, light herbs, cinnamon and nutmeg. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation. Might be the best batch they’ve brewed of this, pumpkin flavors were very nice.
ilovedarkbeer (2573) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark reddish color. Notes of spice, licorice, brown sugar, and earth. Lively mouthfeel.
MadRobin (2540) - 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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DCLawyer (2313) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft sampler at the brewpub. Pours a dark copper with small offwhite head.Lots of seasonal spices with definite pumpkin presence. I am admittedly not a big fan of most pumpkin beers, and Punkinator did not stand out in any positive way for me. Taste is a bit muddled and too much spice.
kassner (1468) - 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
strap (654) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - OCT 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice caramel coloring with little head. Excellent mix of pumpkin spices that doesn’t overpower the beer like a lot of other pumpkin brews seem to do. Well done
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.