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
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.
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.
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.
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...
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 16, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber with a sparse amount of carbonation. Smells strongly of pumpkin pie spice (a little too much so). Tastes of sweet malt and spicy with some peppery undertones. I like my pumpkin beers on the spicy side, but this one is a bit overdone.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber with a thin white head. Minor lacing and a touch of haze with this Halloween offering. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Taste of heavy clove, nutmeg and a spicy finish that has some burnt malt mixed in. Dry finish on this one trick pony (clove) that just a bit too one dimensional.
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
Bullit (4030) - 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.
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma:Smells a little spicy.
Appearance:Orange, good head.
Taste:The foretaste is sweet, spicy, and delicious. Very quickly the taste turns a little acrid in the midtaste. It’s like the sweetness leaves the room and all you have left is some harsh spice flavor.
Mouthfeel:This beer has a light body, and good carbonation.
Drinkability:This pumpkin ale makes the same mistake that a lot of these do, and just spices it up too much, overblown.