zach8270 (3904) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft @ D’s Six Pax & Dogz - Pittsburgh, PA) Clear orange pour with a thin white head. Very nice and apparent pumpkin and spice notes in the aroma. Very minimal hops. Pumpkin pie and lots of spice all throughout with a rather malty and bready middle. Very little bitterness with a nice and sweet spice and pumpkin flavor at the finish.
Pohje (1) - Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2010 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m a big fan of my state’s beers, and this one didn’t let me down. The color is a beautiful fall-esque golden/red, and it smells like pumpkin pie in liquid form. You can really pick out the spices, and it provides the illusion of being sugary, without actually being sweet.
This tastes GREAT with a slice of homemade banana bread.
wmubronco1992 (670) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottlee - Pours a light amber. Medium sized white head. Good lacing. Very impressive spicy aroma. Easy drinking. Doesn’t have classic pumpkin tase, however there is some sweet maltiness. Overall solid seasonal beer.
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red-tinged gold, little head, minimal lacing. Mild pumpkin and spice aroma. Lighter mouthfeel, crisp carbonation. Drinkable but unremarkable.
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden beer with a good off white head. Aroma is of pumpkin pie, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin. Taste is again like pumpkin pie with more crust taste of bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, malt, with a very slight hop and spice finish. For a spiced pumpkin ale this takes top honors, great seasonal beer.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gota try an "odd" Michigan beer when you find it on draft at a bowling alley. Very light golden color. Smells spicy but not pumkiny. And that is how it tastes. Yes it has pumpkin flavor but it is not a heavy “desert” or fruit beer. It is crisp and spicy. All the condiments of pumpkin pie such as nutmeg, cinnamon, and honey but not the real strong pumpkin taste.
yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured out a copper color with an off white head with a very slight lacing on glass. This ale has a wonderful nose that is nothing short of pumpkin pie including the crust with plenty of nutmeg notes. On palate there is plenty raw pumpkin meat and plenty bread/pumpkin pie crust flavors. The finish has remnants of spice and sweetness. All I need is the whip cream!
BeerandBlues2 (10908) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2010. Pours clear orange with an average, frothy cream colored head, high retention and excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel), light hops (woody), light esters (apple/pear) with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel), light hops (woody), light esters (apple/pear) with notes of nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess, and a medium sweet finish.
bth122 (1347) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a golden color. Aroma is exploding with flavor, especially cinnamon and nutmeg; If you like those spices you will like this beer. Taste is easy drinking, light body. Little fizzy. Sweet. Like eating pumpkin pie. I just had the Dogfish punkin right before this one and they compare pretty close. This one has a better aroma, but the DF has a slight better taste.
queenholly (3580) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pretty copper color with a small white head. Aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, vanilla, and sweet caramel. Flavor was right in keeping with the aroma: spicy pumpkin pie, sweet caramel malt, and vanilla. This is my first pumpkin ale and it was everything I expected a spiced pumpkin ale would taste like. Very nice.