Brigadier (3475) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce can
A clever name and eye catching packaging pulled this seasonal into my cart during a visit to the Cincinnati area. It managed to impress with little reason to waste even a drop. One again MadTree affirms a risk by providing great rewards.
Aroma / Appearance - The deep mahogany body presents itself like a caramel brownie decorated by a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Nutmeg, spiced pumpkin pie, and cinnamon drive the agenda with little bready notes to steer it to the other end of the spectrum.
Flavor / Palate - Pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg lighten the mood. An assertive transition and finish glow with warmth as the 8% ABV makes itself known. A long lasting finish lets you enjoy it well past the final sip. This seasonal doesn’t back down and also doesn’t disappoint.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.0 A: Clear orange amber color. One finger of beige soda type head that falls quickly and leaves no lacing.
4.0 S: Rich caramel and molasses. Loads of cinnamon with ginger, nutmeg, and allspice. Moderate toastiness. Good amount of pumpkin and sweetness overall.
3.75 T: Good mix of pumpkin and the spices listed above. Caramel and molasses. Toasty malts.
3.25 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A touch of creaminess. Super smooth.
3.75 D: I hate to say this, but I think last year’s was better. I remember it being richer in taste and creamier. In fact I remember it as the best brew produced in Cincinnati. Now it’s still solid, but it isn’t phenomenal.
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BuckeyeBoy (4986) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can thanks to Jeff. Pours out a rusty amber topped with a sand head. Nose is light pumpkin more squash and earthy tones with some spice. Taste is more of the earthy notes a little sweetness and the spice.
Gription79 (2781) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 ounce can. Pour a a cloudy brown with very little head. The aroma is malty, the spicing is restrained, not one spice stands out. The flavor shows the spices a little better, cinnamon, nutmeg, malty. This is well done, great balance.
drfabulous (5866) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce can. Nice looking pour. Amber color. Some decent aroma and taste of pumpkin and pumpkin spice.
crajun (1138) - , Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
haven’t really craved pumpkin beers this year - this was very nice. aroma was pumpkin, malt spices. taste was same and perfectly balanced - on the sweet side - balance of malt/ pumpkin and spice was just right.
arn8897 (281) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Max and Erma’s. Pours a dark hazy copper color with a white head. Aromas of pumpkin and spice. Taste the same with some malty sweetness. Nice beer. Light palate. Decent lacing in the glass. Very nice.
Panzuriel (1698) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can purchased at Westerville Kroger. MadTree The Great PumpCan is a murky brown amber brew with a full head of off white bubbles. Nose is pumpkin earthiness with Nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste is medium roasted malt, balanced by the pumpkin flavor and picked out by the spices. A really nice blend of all the elements. None overpowers the rest significantly. Body is full and creamy. A very nicely done pumpkin ale.
JStax (4538) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft pour at the source. Darker amber color with a beige head of foam. Oaky, woody spice, near astringent. Papery. Medium body and medium carbonation.
madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned August 28, 2015 enjoyed September 10, 2015 in a Mad Elf tulip/snifter.
Look - Slightly lighter and more clear than cola. Red as it warms. Medium bubbled tan head faded to light ring. No lacing.
Smell - Cinnamon. Ginger. Pumpkin. Sweet.
Taste - Very strong pumpkin spice. Not that far off from Thundersnow from what i remember.
Feel - Watery. Little too carbonated. Spice does churn in the stomach.
Overall - Not my favorite MadTree. If you want a pumpkin beer, this is not bad. I do like other pumpkin brers better. Over spiced.