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
mjg74 (2428) - 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.
JohnnyJ (3894) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a cloudy orange/light brown, with off-white head. Roasted pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, allspice, clove, and bready malt. On the dry side of pumpkin ales, not very sweet; also it is pretty high in alcohol, I think it was close to 10%, and the abv does come through a little.
ADfan (503) - 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.
DedicatedToFun (1595) - SoCal, 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
J_man (621) - 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 (6235) - , 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.
marcus (5621) - 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.
BobbyAnalog (289) - 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.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A: The pour is a murky dark amber-orange color with a slightly off-white head.
S: An intensely sweet nose to this beer, almost like melted candy. All spice, clove, and cinnamon are here as well, but there’s a bit of a "turned" nature to them. Almost like the spice container was left out in the Santee sun for about 10 years.
T: Mostly pie spices on the flavor, and they are a bit overwhelming. It’s also somewhat chalky and bitter. There’s only a mild malty sweetness, and not really any pumpkin flavor.
M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation and a pretty dry finish.
D: This recipe needs some work. Not a very good pumpkin or spiced or whatever you want to call it style beer.