SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz Bottle. Pours a light brown color with very minimal fizzy head. Nose is pumpkin pie, light nuts. Taste is mostly pumpkin, a bit fall spicy, some carbonation, with a sour, lightly bitter finish.
superspak (1928) - Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2011 12 ounce bottle, no bottle date, but I am pretty sure it is this years batch. Pours slightly hazy and cloudy golden amber color with 1-2 fingers of a fairly dense white head with very good retention; that reduces to a fairly thick lacing cap. Not much lacing on the glass. Tons of carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass. Aromas of huge amounts of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, caramel, and pumpkin. Huge on the spices, but this smells fantastic. Taste of cinnamon, clove, ginger, nutmeg, pumpkin, caramel, and other spices. Not much bitterness noticed, but there are lingering notes of cinnamon, clove, bread, caramel, and other spices. Medium carbonation and body, with a bit of a creamy mouthfeel as well. No alcohol noticed other than a small warming after the finish, and this is very drinkable and smooth. Overall an excellent and drinkable pumpkin ale for the fall season!
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very light on pumpkin and spices in the taste but bold in the nose. Still this makes it a more balanced version of this Thanksgiving treat. Malts are a bit thin, but evident over the pumpkin. Hoppy finish mixes well with the spices.
rumproasts (1845) - 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, they’d still be in business. sadly, only this and the IPA were any good.
shadey (1823) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle consumed around Halloween 2007 in a side by side tasting with Arcadia Jaw Jacker. Deep clear amber pour with a head of thin white wispy lace. Aroma is pleasant even from feet away. Up close the aroma is quite strong - but nice. Rich pumpkin pie flavor that reminds me of thanksgiving dessert. I wasn’t expecting much but this turned out to be really nice. 8/4/7/3/16
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a cloudy orange-amber color with a big finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some nice lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of brown sugar and pumpkin pie spices with nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves, with some caramel and bready malts and some pumpkin.
T - Starts off with some sweet caramel malts with some pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices including some nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. Through the middle, some brown sugar comes through with some more spices and pumpkin flavor. The finish is a mix of spices, bready malts, pumpkin, and some spices.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with spicy and slightly sweet finish.
D - Very drinkable. Really nice pumpkin and with a good balance of pumpkin flavor and spices.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Given to me by a co-worker, bottled as "Screamin’ Pumpkin Spiced Ale," . Pours an orangey color with an off-white head. Taste is spicy, and full of pumpkin flavor. Pretty well balanced. Not my thing but if you like pumpkins...
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hugely spicy aroma. Cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin. Pours copper with some amber highlights. Flavor is spicy initially, loses a bit in the middle, then kicks you in the ass with some massive spice on the finish. Medium bodied. Damn... this one’s gonna give me heartburn.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bright orange color. Interesting nose, reminded me of barbecue sauce although I’m sure it must have had the same spices as the bbq sauce I’m used to. Hints of nutmeg and I think ginger in there as well. The body is clean and spicey, again the nutmeg and ginger. Can’t say I noticed any pumpkin tastes, but there were some candyish hop notes. Maybe they were getting more as the halloween theme. Defenitely a little less spiced than some other pumpkin ales I’ve had, which is a good thing.
kassner (1292) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2009 Bottle from Three Sons. This is the biggest for spices of this years crop so far. Nutmeg, vanilla and Orange fragrances, big spiced taste and surprisingly little bitter after taste. Amber color and modest head but really nice for the type.
Oct 2008 had this beer on tap at nagoo’s. Great spice aroma and flavor, grapes , bubblegum. Great beer for type in bottle or gdraft
2009 Version Bottle still Big, a little less sweet than prior year