Jow (1865) - 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
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours copper with a white ring around the top.
Aroma: Sweet malt, candi sugar, clove, banana.
Taste: Dry malt, spicy hops, toasted pumpkin, clove, candi sugar.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Spicy dry carbonation.
Overall: A decent Belgian, but if you were expecting a pumpkin beer, you will be disappointed as the pumpin is very subtle.
changeup45 (1709) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I suppose now is the time to try this one. Amber-orange color with a short-lived fizzy head. No head retention. Soft Belgian yeast aroma, with clove, and fruity esters. Gentle nutmeg, cinnamon, and cardamon enter the mix. The flavors are a bit sweet, with Belgian yeast, brown sugar, clove, and a fruity ester character. There’s pumpkin spices; the same as noted in the aroma, with some more pumpkin specific flavors too. Not much of a crusty, cracker thing going on though. If I didn’t already know this was a "pumpkin beer" it may just pass as a decent Belgian Ale. While I was happy to find the pumpkin not so dominant, I was still a bit underwhelmed by this beer. It grew on me from my initial impression but nothing is here to get me overly excited with it. For what it’s worth, I would much rather have their TREAT.
zathrus13 (1691) - 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.
poisoneddwarf (1622) - 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.
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
brenn79 (1430) - 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 (1265) - 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 (1141) - 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’.
neepsntatties (1114) - 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!