Panzuriel (1513) - 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 (3975) - 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 (180) - 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.
rodj69 (4) - Kentucky, USA - MAR 28, 2015 does not count
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma favored nutmeg, cinnamon, spice and of course pumpkin. The appearance is a little lacking with head being small and virtually none. It is off-white in color and mostly diminishing. The hue is a nice orange color. As for flavor, I found it a little sour with a bitter finish as well as the duration being short. On the palate, the body is light but watery with soft carbonation and slight alcoholic feel.
JaBier (5739) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at World of Beer Easton on 12/11/14. Clear reddish copper pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, ginger, cinnamon and brown sugar. Malty flavor with cinnamon ginger and brown sugar with slight booze in the finish.
Frank (3534) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer has a moderately clever name which caused me some small consternation when looking it up on RateBeer. I blame myself. Overall, itís a decent pumpkin ale, though it is overly strong for no real good reason. It is cloudy orange brown in the glass w/ a remarkably tight-bubbled white head. Cloves hit the nose first when you sniff this stuff but it is done subtly enough that you might be able to believe the aroma is from a Belgian yeast rather than just by throwing cloves in there--maybe. There is a nice caramelly malt character in the background but this is not too sweet, esp. since thereís a good amount of bitterness as well. Actually, Iíd typically think this is too bitter for a spiced beer but it works here somehow. This says itís 7.9% ABV but seems a little stronger than that because I get a hint of alcohol burn on the back of my tongue in the finish, which I would typically never notice.As it warms, that bit of sweetness up front starts to cloy a bit and the beer begins to feel heavy across the palate. I do like the taste of this stuff and had I only rated a small sample, I could see myself putting it maybe just a bit below a four out of five but a whole can of this is just too much for me and I am finding myself really not enjoying the last of bit of my glass.
DialSquare (3581) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5oz draft sampler from Daily Growler, UA: little in the aroma. tastes are faint canned pumpkin that goes in the pies. donít really like the style, so this is actually better for me - but not great example. 6.2
StormCoat (118) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up a six-pack of cans, poured one into a tulip glass. Pours dark, hazy amber color, with an off-white head. Light lacing. Aroma is of nutmeggy pumpkin and some spicy esters. Flavor is fairly sweet and malty (a little soda-like) with the same christmas-spice notes and a mild bitterness. Not bad.
AWISLguy (1890) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can from jsquire, thanks Jeff - another interesting can for Perry! Pours orangey-brown with almost no head. Aroma is all allspice. Later down in the glass, there is some other tangy spices, some biscuity malt, and some brown sugar. Taste has strong spices, some brown sugar and some malts. A touch earthy. Medium bodied. Finishes sweet and full of spice. Shrug? Not too pumpkin-y, but definitely spice-herb-y. 13.2
Lowe1983 (1393) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a darker amber color with an tan head. Aroma is light with some pumpkins, only a hint of spices, and some caramel malts. Flavor is stronger with the pumpkins and spices. Finishes with just a hint of alcohol warming. Overall an ok pumpkin beer.