todubld (1) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is excellent. I am usually not a fan of too many pumpkin beers but whatever this Santee brewery did really created something special.
I bought a bottle on a whim and have ben back to the liquor store 4 times since and cleaned them out of this one. Grab a bottle and enjoy!
DedicatedToFun (2334) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent pumpkin ale on tap at commons ale house in santa monica, overall decent pumpkin
marcus (6359) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours amber with a nice beige head and a pumpkin pie aroma. There is a hearty vegetable and caramel malt flavor with way too much spice.
J_man (693) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong pumpkin pie spice aroma coming off an orange/amber body with a thin tan head. That spice hits right away with a strong and somewhat overpowering cinnamon flavor along with (I think) nutmeg and a slight vegetal component. It’s hard to get past all the cinnamon and this would be a fairly tasty pumpkin beer if not for that. I’ll be looking for this next year and hoping they back off the cinnamon.
jtclockwork (8019) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours orange brown with off white head. Nose/taste of pumpkin, all spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, roasted squash and cracker malt. Overly spiced with tons of all spice and nutmeg. Medium body.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
For what it is, it"s a nice pumkin ale.I smell the spice, and taste brown sugar, pumpkin. A nice example
ADfan (539) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a an amber color in the glass. I can pickup a some nutmeg and cloves with a small hint of pumpkin. There is some caramel with some sweet spices and pumpkin.
SDalkoholic (2141) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Telegraph Canyon Club: poured a dark glowing orange hue with a thin formation of foam head. The aroma smells similar to that of pumpkin pie that has a heavy base of pumpkin puree and an assortment of spices. The drink is well balanced and carries a strong backbone of malts while dashes of spice come up throughout the drink but aren’t overbearing. I really enjoy how smooth the palate is and how refined the drink goes down the hatch for being a pumpkin beer recipe. This pumpkin beer is one of the better ones on the market and delivers some serious alcohol to the bloodstream. I already know this is for sure going to give me a hangover tomorrow.
mjg74 (2490) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Casa De Oro. Tart, almost vinous nose. A hint of spice as well. Quite dry and somewhat saison-like. Decent spice. Highly carbonated. 2011 edition. 8.8%. Alcohol is quite well hidden.
BobbyAnalog (320) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
One of the more uninspiring seasonal offerings. The fleshy vegetable complexity of the pumpkin is downplayed in this tepid, underwhelming brew from the folks at Manzanita. Coarse spices and full bodied flavors, typical of this style of ale, are nearly absent. Not that pumpkin beers should taste of saccharine and honeycomb, but there should be a happy medium between the thick wedges of pumpkin and the light mouthfeel of a fall brew. Maybe some bolts need to be tightened for next year’s run.