queenholly (2861) - 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.
Bullit (3975) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Mackinaw City party store. Clear orange colour, large white head. Brew has cinnamon, pumpkin, light malted. Watery and sweet.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- Transparent light mahogany colored body that pours with a large foamy off-white head. Head quickly fades to a thin collar and little lacing is left behind in the glass.
S- Nose isn’t as strong as it is for other pumpkin ales. Cinnamon and pumpkin dominate upfront with other spices in the background.
T- Cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin balance well in this brew. One character does not outshine another and the flavor is very mild.
P- Low to medium carbonation and thin body. Somewhat watery.
O- This may not be the tastiest of the best pumpkin ale I have had but it is certainly the most drinkable. Due to its mild flavor and sessionable ABV this beer is not overpowering and I could have sessioned it. This is an enjoyable pumpkin ale that I will be sure to pick up again next year.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-06-2007 18:48:44
Tmoney99 (10468) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear orange copper color with a large off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy doughy pumpkin pie aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Medium balanced spicy flavor with a medium spice sweet finish of moderate duration. Good seasonal beer.
williamherbert (1273) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007: Light orange triaminic color. Dishsoap head. Hazy. Not much lace.
Spicy and with a nice (ok obviously) pumpkin scent. Very nice and quite rich. Has a cake-like sugary sweetness.
The spicy pumpkin pie flavor is really delicious. Has a very spicy aftertaste. A bit out of season, but warm and fuzzy nonetheless.
Milky and thick. Leaves a nice spicy film. A tad dry in the finish. Spicy and tastes good. Perfect for a chilly autumn night.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Attractive amber pour with fluffy white head. Nose is prominent pumpkin pie spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, clove) and lightly roasted malt. The flavors are similarly pumpkin pie spice and sweet, sugary barley malt. Ok
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a clear copper with a medium off-white head. Has a spicy aroma and flavor with a pumpkin pie presence. Mouthfeel is creamy that finishes dry. Pretty good.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber with a thin white head. Minor lacing and a touch of haze with this Halloween offering. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Taste of heavy clove, nutmeg and a spicy finish that has some burnt malt mixed in. Dry finish on this one trick pony (clove) that just a bit too one dimensional.
RoscoeJackson (378) - Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2010 if you’re looking for a pumpkin beer, this is the one. the best thing is about this beer is the pumpkin pie aroma. i’ve tried a few pumpkin beers and this is the only one i’ll buy.
UPDATE 1 YEAR LATER: pumpkin smell is nice. lots of spice. the beer itself is pretty boring. to me, it gets novelty points for just smelling so pumpkin-y
patrick767 (3536) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle - Pours hazy orange with a small white head. It smells like pumpkin pie with lots of pumpkin and spice, especially cinnamon. The flavor is sweet, spicy pumpkin and some bitterness in the finish that unfortunately tastes a little off. I think a more robust malt profile would have helped this one, but it’s alright.