Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 14, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From dra19 via trade. Thanks Dennis! The pour was a clear copper and ruby color with a fizzy, off-white head that was maybe one-finger tall and evaporated in a flash. Minimal lacing. Initial aroma is powerful cloves with cinnamon softening the blow. As it opened up the clove/cinnamon combo was unable to mask a pretty average aroma of cardboard and light dry hops. The flavor was dry clove and cinnamon over a pedestrian ale. Thin mouthfeel. Not terrible.
jtw (1101) - farmington, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
interesting-looking bottle, gotta be worth a try. dark copper colored liquid with a thin ring of white head, crystal-clear filtered. pumpkin pie spice - nutmeg, cinnamon, whatever the hell else goes in to a pumpkin pie, itís all there. it covers up any "beer" characteristics. thatís not to say that all you can taste is the spice, but the only lasting impression of this beer is that itís a fun fall seasonal.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice pumpkin ale. Orange/amber in color with a nice white head. Aroma of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Tastes like a liquored up pumpkin pie.
demitriustown (1077) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amberish orange with minimal head that dissipates quickly. Scent is the aroma of a pumpkin pie. Taste is definite pumpkin, cinnamon, and other spices indicative of a thanksgiving pumpkin pie. Aftertaste is short lived yet spicy and rather sweet. This is an enjoyable pumpkin pie in your glass kind of beer. Very nice spice beer that is good for both the fall and winter
walleye (1067) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from the bottle poured a brownish orange, with light tan head and a lot of floaties. aroma, allspice, cinnamon, corriander, nutmeg all on the weak side. flavor pumpkin flavors like almost any of the others I have had with a little bit of sourness to it, it is possible that this bottle was starting to turn
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Orange body, small whitish head, spicy nose. More spice than pumpkin (or beer). Tasty, not the best Iíve had by far.
BlackForestCO (977) - 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.
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours a clear orange color with a small white head that basically settles out. Aroma of malt, nutmeg, cinnamon. Flavor is malt, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin. Palate is light to medium, watery, mildly carbonated, spicy finish.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 16, 2001
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pumpkin Pie aroma. No hops present. Strong Pumpkin/Malt Finish. Ruby color. Nothing compared to the New Holland Icabod pumpkin ale, but maybe its tasting pumpkin ales in July thats the problem
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From notes. First reviewed 9/3/2011. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Screamin Pumpkin pours a translucent light caramel color with a foamy off-white that shows good retention and leaves a bit of lace on the glass.
The aroma is very good. Lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, and all spice combine with the pumpkin to give a nice pumpkin-forward aroma. Lightly sweet malt in the background.
The malt comes in a bit too soft. Slightly sweet but lacking enough punch, the pumpkin really dominates the flavor along with the spices. Cinnamon mostly, but a bit of nutmeg and all spice contribute to the pumpkin pie flavor. The end has an astringent grassy bitterness that is fairly off-putting. The finish is a little bit bitter.
The body is a little bit light for what I would like given the flavor profile. The malt really does not hold up to the strong pumpkin and spices. The carbonation kind of gets lost. It starts light sweet and sticky, but by the end there is a light astringency.
The aroma is by far the best part about this beer. The taste is a little bit off to me with the lack of balance between the malt and pumpkin and also the astringent bitterness that comes in at the end. There are better pumpkin beers out there.