Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark red and copper with a small light tan head. Aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, buttery dough, and some sour malt. Flavor is slightly sweet caramel malt, cinnamon, and all-spice; not as bold as I expected from the aroma. Good, but a bit lacking.
andyhwcinc (1666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I picked this up at Archer Liquors in Chicago, IL; enjoyed during a late afternoon watching football on Sunday. Fantastic pumpkin ale. Aroma of pumpkin, spices, nutmeg, and malt. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin head. Taste smooth and crisp, fantastic pumpkin profile, hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. Great great stuff.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark orange with very mild head. nose of cinnamon and ginger. little bitterness before some toasted malt and the above mentioned spices with touches of fruity esters from an english malt prior to a medium-bodied finish with a lingering spice note. a solid pumpkin ale, though ordinary i suppose, but well made nonetheless
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Binny’s in Orland Park, IL: This poured a deep orange/amber with a decent off-white head. The aroma was sweet and malty, spiced with the usual seasonal stuff, but not too strong. The flavor was much the same, the spices mainly coming out in the aftertaste. Not bad for a style that doesn’t excite me.
sseb69 (1664) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2010 Bouteille 341 ml. 5%. Couleur rousse-roangée, claire. Mousse beige pâle fugasse. Arôme complexe d’épice, girofle, muscade. En bouche, épice, citrouille et caramel. Finale sans amertume mais où les épices sont très présentes. Très bonne.
CanIHave4Beers (3575) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep orange with a good head. The aroma is very spicy and pumpkin-like. The flavor is lightly tar with a nice pumpkin presence and some fruity hoppiness.
alexsdad06 (7105) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma is sweet malt, caramel, pumpkin, and the usual spices. The flavor has a nice balance between the malt, pumpkin and spices. The body is a bit thin, but overall this is better than most.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber pour with a thin white head. Bright spicy nose. A bit of clove and allspice. Softly spicy finish over a touch of light amber malt. It comes across as a little bit watery though.
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from trade with cfrancis. Amber color, not much head. Plenty of clove, cinnamon and nutmeg on the nose. Some pumpkin and floral notes as well. Taste is spicy with a hint of nutmeg and some cinnamon. The pumpkin taste is very subtle but very enjoyable. Not at all syrupy or over sweetened. Fairly solid brew.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(11.5oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear copper body with a small white head. Aroma of pumpkin, allspice, florals, and clove. Flavor of pumpkin, clove, nutmeg, banana, and allspice.