barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma is fantastic for a pumpkin beer. reminds me of a local ice cream place which offers pumpkin shakes, just like sticking your nose in a can of pumpkin oie filling. as good as the aroma starts out, the flavor is a bit over the top. ginger is quite strong with cinnamon, nutmeg and all-spice not far behind. pretty good for the style, but by the end it got a little old. its like you can eat one or two pieces of pumpkin pie, but not the whole pie at one sitting. thanks to Styles for the bottle.
demitriustown (1140) - 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
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.
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.
walleye (1080) - 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 I’ve had by far.
BlackForestCO (978) - 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.
Tessic (954) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This ale poured a medium orange colour with a fast disipating head. To the nose there was scents of Allspice and nutmeg, bubble gum and...cake??? First taste was really spicey with flavours of Nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. That light bubblegum flavour??? the finish is, go figure, spicey and the palate has a small bitterness about it. Not bad, very spiced!!
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