Pailhead (5374) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of 5000 via trade
Bottle: The aroma consists of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, light pumpkin, and apple. It pours a hazy amber with a two finger off-white head that eventually fades to a thick film. There is some sporadic webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel. The finish has light ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and apple. It’s light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.
nickd717 (3600) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. Orange-gold with a small white head. Belgian yeast and spices on the aroma. The flavor is mildly sweet and rather belgian with notes of coriander, ginger, and caramel. Not much pumpkin, maybe a little. Medium body and carbonation. A little underwhelming, but still good.
Bulk_Carrier (2499) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a ruddy brown colored body with a thin white head that concaves a bit at the edges with its lacing.
The smell had some earthy Belgian yeast up front but some nice spicy tones that softly allow some clove and malty/somewhat sugary notes. There was some light pumpkin only after some warming.
The taste was earthy yet spicy yet malty sweetness with some light vanilla and pepper. Slight clove-like vanilla aftertaste and dry spicy finish.
On the palate, it sat at/about a medium, and was somewhat sessionable. Carbonation has an adequate harshness for a Belgian beer
yet still comes across with a decent smoothness.
Overall, this seems to be more of a Belgian ale than a spice/herb/vegetable ale. No worries, its still good stuff that I might have again as the Belgian and spicy notes take over more so than the pumpkin notes.
zathrus13 (1732) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours orange, with a white head. Aroma is spices and pumpkin. Flavor is light spices, pumpkin, and and some malt. Medium body.
bhensonb (11979) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy orange amber with a transient beige head. Aroma is very light pie spice. Med body or better. Flavor is pie spice, but there is the yeast/fruit ester thing playing in. It’s thinning rapidly and the flavors aren’t really strong. It’s nice, but it’s not very exciting? Damning with faint praise? It isn’t really sweet or bitter. The flavors tend to fade away.
marcus (7142) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours light amber with a rich off-white head and a spicy pumpkin aroma. There is a rather harsh vegetable flavor with a mix of spices and a noticeable yeast presence.
furthur (326) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Color cloudy dark amber. Aroma spice, malt, yeast, fruit. Taste apple, caramel, grapefruit, faint spice. Sweet and fruity. Smooth on the tongue, medium viscosity, not dry.
Dogbrick (9085) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Kurtkeller 001: Pumpkin-tastic 01 on 11/22/2013. Clear orange color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of cloves, malt and pumpkin. Medium-bodied with flavors of cloves, yeast, earthy malt and ginger. The finish is mildly spiced with a ginger and yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.
bytemesis (4071) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange amber with a medium beige head, creamy with nice lacing. Aroma is spices, allspice, clove, cinnamon, herbs. Flavor is the same, light sweet and light zesty bitter, herbal and quite spicy with strong earthy yeast notes as well. Medium body. Meh.
Zymurgeist2 (1197) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma dominated by cardimon and nutmeg with moderate clove. Coppers range with off white head. Pretty. Spice dominates flavor with cardimon and clove. Proving yet again I don’t like pumpkin ales.