bhensonb (9811) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours copper with a beige head. Strong nutmeg aroma. Med body or close. Flavor is nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon. Maybe a touch of chocolate. Or not. The spice is the game. Pretty decent version.
Ernest (5864) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cocoa powder), with notes of nutmeg/allspice/cinnamon, pumpkin/squash, chile pepper.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Not too bad...considerable pumpkin aroma, which is not terribly common with these kinds of beers; usually the nutmeggy spices overwhelm everything else. Even some chile pepper-like aroma, oddly enough, although mild. Ok balance, but a little bland and watery. Decent for this sorta thing.
badwhale (318) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle to glass shaker. pours a ruby / dark orange color with a sparse yellowish head. Obvious aroma of spiced pumpkin. Good mouthfeel, creamy with lots of malt flavors, and the pumpkin overtone. Good rendition.
BrewBoxer (1523) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Paris NYC . Pours a bright glowing bronze color. Taste is spices and herbs with a nutmeg cinnamon taste. Surprisingly
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hockey9930 (48) - - OCT 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark auburn with a thin lasting head. Warm autumn spice aroma. Taste has dark chocolate, cinnamon and cloves. Pumpkin is more subdued for a pumpkin beer. Medium bodied.
Cannile (15) - California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice, crystal-clear mahogany. Nice and light/clean in body. A mild but not over-done flavorful presence of pumpkin and spice, and a hint of vanilla up front. Aroma is very similar. Perfect fall beer. RECOMMENDATION: Try adding a bit of brown sugar to the rim of the glass to intensify everything. Delicious.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Pony Bar. Pours hazy amber with an off white head. Faint pumpkin and spices, lightly sweet malts, and a clean finish. A bit lighter spiced than the average pumpkin ale.
jillk1 (2) - - OCT 16, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is fantastic, the palate is little too light. it just seemed little flat. There are lot better ones out there. My fav is dogfish but it hard to find
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle from Shawan Liquors. pours a hazy brown with little head and little lacing. Very faint pumpkin on the nose and tongue. Finishes clean. It’s quaffable but completely boring.
edgallow (1432) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle pours deep amber with a off white head. Aroma of spices, malts and a hint of pumpkin. Taste is heavy spice, malts and a hint of chocolate.
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