SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- Transparent light mahogany colored body that pours with a large foamy off-white head. Head quickly fades to a thin collar and little lacing is left behind in the glass.
S- Nose isn’t as strong as it is for other pumpkin ales. Cinnamon and pumpkin dominate upfront with other spices in the background.
T- Cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin balance well in this brew. One character does not outshine another and the flavor is very mild.
P- Low to medium carbonation and thin body. Somewhat watery.
O- This may not be the tastiest of the best pumpkin ale I have had but it is certainly the most drinkable. Due to its mild flavor and sessionable ABV this beer is not overpowering and I could have sessioned it. This is an enjoyable pumpkin ale that I will be sure to pick up again next year.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-06-2007 18:48:44
Tessic (840) - 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!!
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much in the way of head, but I really liked the color and the subtle spice undertones to the malt.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Real good. Draft- enjoyed this flavor explosion very much. Overspiced, and in your face, which I enjoy in a good pumpkin beer. Has a flavor very similiar to the ST Pumpking, but I can’t quite place it. enjoyable for sure.
wmubronco1992 (611) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottlee - Pours a light amber. Medium sized white head. Good lacing. Very impressive spicy aroma. Easy drinking. Doesn’t have classic pumpkin tase, however there is some sweet maltiness. Overall solid seasonal beer.
hamilton23 (606) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12oz bottle. Pours a copper color with some white head. Aroma is pumpkin, all spice, nutmeg, cloves, spices, graham crackers and vanilla. Taste follows the nose with a lot of cloves.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had heard good things about this, can’t wait to try it.
Pours a reddish brown color with about half inch of head. Looks nice. Smell is pumpkin, vanilla, some spice and some underlying malt.
Taste is exactly what I’m looking for. Liquid pumpkin pie. Not overly spiced and vegetal like others. Very sweet and dessert like. This is right there with Schlafly’s Pumpkin beer.
Near perfect amount of carbonation. Very easy beer to enjoy.
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is of allspice and nutmeg, as expected. Pours a crystal amber color with some orange tones in the head. The bubbles are very larger on the side of the glass and moving wuickly. The flavor is all nutmeg, allspice, and pumpkin pie with little or no other flavor contributed from the malts and hops. Overall, I hate pumpkin ales, but this one is quite tolerable.
MarkSachon (574) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice representative of these types of brew which can often be harsh or over-the-top. Many resemblances to the flavors and spices one would taste in a soft pumpkin cookie.
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice yellowish orange with medium white head, decent lacing. Aroma obvious of pumpkin, spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, and caramel. Flavor matches well and comes together nicely, but I am just not so sure pumpkin in my beer is something I enjoy quite yet. Need to try a few more.