mabel (5364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[1879-20081205] Cask. Sweet pumpkin whipped cream pie aroma. Clear, orange red body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Sweet whipped cream and spicy pumpkin pie slice flavour has some evergreen spearmint hints. Medium body. Fresh and spicy.
(@ Cole’s; Buffalo, NY)
garthicus (2569) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Coles, Buffalo. Dark orange with a small white head. Aroma: Wow, big pumpkin spice aroma, simply marvellous. Flavour: Big pumpkin flavour, cinnamon, spice, I can just imagine enjoying this with a nice slice of pumpkin pie. Very enjoyable.
unclemike (2152) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich orangy amber not much head. Slight orangy head. Spicy tahiti treat aroma sweet. Flavour of corriander, nutmeg and allspice. Cloying spiciness light body with a slight bitter edge.
blankboy (5739) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
<i>Draught at Coles, Buffalo, NY.</i> Pours a clear deep orange with a spare diminishing white head. Lovely aroma of pumpkin, spices and even some eggnog. Flavour: Wow, I love it! Pumpkin and spices and with a light bitter finish. Good body for the style. Quite possibly the best beer I’ve had from Michigan Brewing, this is damn good stuff.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a medium orange amber with a thin white ring. Big nose of pumpkin spice, nutmeg and clove. Flavor was of toasted malt and spice, one of the better pumpkin brews I’ve had.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008-12-05. Orange amber body with a modest off-white head. (3+) Pleasant aroma of spice, cinnamon mostly, nutmeg? (8+) Sweet flavour, spice with a solid sweet malt base. Spice is a bit dominating, but tasty. Cinnamon, sweet malt, very light kiss of caramel undertones, melange of spices. Cinnamon is dominant. (8+) Average plus palate. (3+) Could be a bit much in quantity but the rich malt base is like what I remember from last years Pumking. Rather good. Criminally under rated if its always as good as this pint was! But then perhaps it just caught me at the right time. /<i>On tap at Coles, Buffalo</i>
BlackForestCO (975) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from dpjuart, thanks Dave. Poured a clear copper-orange color with a moderate light beige head that faded to a thick ring. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon covered crust, nutmeg, and hints of red hots. Smooth, lightly spicy entry with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg transition into a pumpkin pie flavor with some light brown sugar and a lightly spicy finish with hints of red hots similar to those found in the nose. Moderate carbonation, a bit thin on the palate, but not bad. Seems a bit artificial in terms of spicing, but it is easy to drink.
pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie. Just all around a great smelling beer. Pours a dark nutmeg color, with a slightly offwhite thick head. Flavors predominantly of cinnamon, nutmeg, little pumpkin, lots of spice. Great autumn flavors. Lingering spice on the palate, gets kind of a tangy aftertaste though.
Great beer at a great price for the fall, I suggest picking it up if you haven’t for next year.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Cole’s.
Spicy nose, cinnamon, allspice, amber/orange, small custard head. Taste has a spicy start, again, allspice, nutmeg, malt is there too. Medium bodied, sweet, spicy and tasty. Very good.
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours red with an off white head. The aroma is pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg and cinnamon. The flavor has pie crust, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg and cinnamon. Very impressive.