Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Patís Liquors in Porter, Indiana: It poured a clear golden amber body with a sizeable head that left lots of lace in its wake. Thereís no indication if thereís any pumpkin in here, and if there is, I missed it. The aroma is full of pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, etc.) and block any malt that might be there. The flavor is more beery, delivering some sweet caramelly malts followed by a rush of pie spices and a light herbal bitterness. Considering itís a style that I really donít care for, this one wasnít too bad.
cheap (5369) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2007
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
What an aroma of cloves, anisette and licorice, quite anesthetizing. Color is orange/ruby and clear. Has a small off white head. Wow, lots of pumpkin spice in this brew, more than any other Iíve tried. Certainly tries to imitate the fall pumpkin feeling. May be overdone on the spices. Yes, if you are looking for something that is like pumpkin pie without the sugar, you got it. But isnít sweetness the major portion of a pumpkin pie? Barely any carbonation on the palate and what does exist is slight champagne creaminess. Finish is pumpkin spice all the way, donít know if I can take more than two of these at a time. No bitterness detected but the spice is quite in your face.
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. november 2011. orange with small head. really nice fall spice. not overdone, perfect amount. if all the MBC beers were this good, theyíd still be in business. sadly, only this and the IPA were any good.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a tulip.
Color is a bright peach-orange color that is mostly transparent with a bit of light haze. Single-finger white head falls down into a bit of light lacing and a few large carbonation bubbles. Nose is some bright and strong pumpkin spice notes along with a strong nose of cinnamon and some sweet apple.
Taste is Apple Jacks with some cinnamon and green apple components plus a bit of nutmeg and some sweet pumpkin pie. Light sweetness. Light to medium body with low amounts of carbonation. Pretty sweet and slightly cloying. Not terrible, but a bit too sweet and slightly gimmicky.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-14-2010
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of spices, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, clove, light pepper, and light pumpkin. Aroma is over-spiced. Poured orange/amber in color with a medium-sized, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and heavily spiced. Tastes of spices, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, cloves, and a hint of pumpkin. Light to medium body. Slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Spice, nutmeg, allspice, and clove finish is a tad dry. Way over-spiced.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a mostly translucent orange/amber with a medium frothy/bubbly off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of...you got it...Pumpkin Pie spices. A little heavy on the nutmeg and vanilla. Getting some cinnamon in there, but the nutmeg is really winning out. Maybe also some brown sugar, caramel and nuts. The flavor, pretty much a match of the aroma. A decent Pumpkin Ale with a solid label.
Bullit (4460) - 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.
Nate (4200) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Uncle Sudsy’s. Nice pumpkin pie spices, sweet with cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and brown sugar. Very little hops. Medium dark amber-brown clear, with thin head. Medium watery body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet with brown sugar and caramel, followed with tons of pumpkin pie spices. Light alcohol and estery flavors, with mild nutty bitter finish and calm spice-bitter after. Nice flavor to this one.
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colored beer with a short lived off white head that left moderate lacing on the glass. Nose of powdered sugar sweetness and pumpkin pie spices. After I had a few sips of this I realized what I was tasting. This is like the frosting on carrot cake. Really sweet cream cheese, with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove spices thrown in. Almost a dry, dusty spice flavor, and the sweetness of that frosting just gets me. Interesting pumpkin beer.
zach8270 (4022) - 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 @ Dís 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.