Jow (1663) - 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
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bomber; pours clear orange with thin white head; nice aromas of gourds, dried vegis, wheat and yeast; the gourds reminds me of a Cambridge brewing beer from the Elysian pumpkin fest; texture is thin with crackers, lemons, cloves and generic vegi flavors; slightly medicinal; like the aromas, but drinks rather strange with uneven mix of nutmeg-type spices and stale coriander
poisoneddwarf (1480) - 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.
brenn79 (1332) - Idaho, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle- Pours a very hazy orange with a one finger off white head that reduces to a blanket. Aroma is kind of beery, generic, sweet, Belgian yeast, spices. The taste is very Belgian, yeasty, earthy, spices. I am not really getting much pumpkin, maybe a general vegetal taste, but I want a pumpkin taste in my pumpkin beer. Still a tasty beer.
beernbourbon (1213) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to savnac, thanks for another great beer Ira! Pours a faintly hazy light copper with a small white head. Aroma is spicy, corriander, light malt, vegetal, nutmeg, and lightly peppery. Flavor is also spicy and vegetal with notes of malt and nutmeg. Pumpkin is subtle; not too much. IT’s OK, not my favorite offering from this brewery.
bvc (1123) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz from suzygreenberg. Thin orange golden that appears to be tight thin carbonation. Watery Belgium nose with pie crust, grahm, vanilla , pumpkin, banana, clove. Thin cracker, pumpkin, spiced up...tastes like Belgian metallic pumpkin...meh. One of, if not the worst, midnight sun beers I have had. Thin, vegital, and ’crackery’.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2009 Bomber. Clear amber color with a small head. Aroma of belgian clovey-banana yeast and some light sugar type malt. The spices are there but lighter and I’d be hard pressed to identify them over the spicy yeast. I don’t get any pumpkin.
I was kind of hoping for more out of this. The description sounded a bit like Iron Hill’s Ichabod, which I enjoyed very much.
But it’s their first year for this beer. Maybe they’ll make some adjustments in the future?
neepsntatties (1021) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Colour... dark gold with no head. Nose... kind of funky but with the customary pumpkin pie spices. Palate... mild CO2, then there’s that funk again! Not sure what to make of that funk. It’s not necessarily bad; just not what I expected. I guess I’d say there’s a saison-like aspect to this one with a somewhat citrusy-fruity note to go along with the spice and pumpkin. In general though, I’m not a fan of this offering from MSBC. There is a rather vegetal (no pun intended given the gourd aspect) watery character to this one that just isn’t sitting well with me. Think I’ll stick to the oh-so-fabulous-and-magnificent T.R.E.A.T!
thorongil2 (914) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(tap) clear orange amber colour with small white head; aromas of caramel, citrus, spice; balanced and full flavoured
Zymurgeist2 (738) - 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.