Bulk_Carrier (2579) - 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.
Jow (2555) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours orange with small head and nose of pumpkin and candies. Tastes of coriander, light nutmeg, pumpkin, banana, honey, caramel, and vanilla. Light bodied
umich03jm (2552) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to pailhead for sharing. Hazy orange pour with a medium sized head that fades to a nice film. Aromas are pumpkin spices, coriander, clove and brown sugar. Tastes moderately sweet with a nice pumpkin spiced flavor. Slight watery and thin. Solid pumpkin beer.
Maverick34 (2514) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. An orangish yellow pour with a small white head. A bit of fruitiness and the cinnamon/spiceyness combined with sugars. OK but not as good as regular pumpkin ales IMO.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear light amber with a small off white head. Aroma is earthy Belgian yeast with hints of pumpkin and spices. The flavor is sweet malt and lots of yeast, very light pumpkin taste. Pretty light and actively carbonated with a crisp finish. Like others have said, this is more of a Belgian ale with just a touch of pumpkin.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ 10 East -
Aroma - subtle pumpkin pie spices, peppery, medium toasted malts and graham crackers. Appearance - clear, amber body, off white airy head, minimal retention. Flavor - doesn’t seem like a pumpkin inspired/infused beer, but rather like a pale Belgian ale/witbier combo. Lots of veggie flavor found with the prominent Belgian yest. Overall - a nice beer to have during the fall weather. Pales in comparison to some of the great pumpkin beers.
baraciisch (2244) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden burnt orange in color... Aroma of light pumpkin spices, light citrus, honey... Flavor is light and sweet, lots of candi sugar, gives way to spicy coriander, nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin spice finish... Enjoyable sessionable pumpkin beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Errl (1944) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to mora..Pour is gold with a fading white head..Nose is tomatoes, pizza, pumpkin...Taste is dry, bitter, apple, pumpkin, spice...
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big thanks to Ira for another MSBC bottle, poured into a tulip.
Pours a very light, clear amber with a big fluffy white head that recedes slowly to a collar and leaves a little bit of lacing.
The aroma is fairly muted for a pumpkin ale. It really smells like a Belgian golden with some pumpkin and spices thrown in. The spicy Belgain yeast and some fruity esters are just as prevalent as the pumpking and spices.
The taste is more of the same though the spices come out a little more than in the aroma. The pumpkin is very subtle hardly noticeable and, again, the slightly sweet/spicy Belgian yeast backbone is the most noticeable flavor in the taste. The finish is lightly spicy, with both yeast and holiday spices present.
The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with good carbonation and very much like an average Belgian golden ale.
This one certainly pales in comparison to Treat, though that’s certainly a difficult comparison. It certainly doesn’t sit squarely in the pumpkin ale category as the Belgian yeast is much more prominent than any pumpkin or spice flavors. As pumpkin ales go, it’s fairly average.
poisoneddwarf (1911) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer #4. Aroma is earthy, Belgian yeast imparting banana, light clove. Pours hazy orange with a medium beige head with good retention. Taste is extremely earthy, clove. Highly carbonated, medium-bodied. Second beer in a row with very little to no pumpkin character. Not bad for a spiced up earthy tripel, though.