phaleslu (9380) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle via trade from Keir- thanks, Keir! Naturally, I brought it back up to share on his birthday. Pours a clear amber-orange color with almost no head, just a little off-white ring. The aroma has a nice pumpkin ale thing going on- pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel malts, and graham crackers. The flavor is initially disappointing, watery and vegetal, but it gets better after a couple minutes- pumpkin, the same spices, caramel malts, and honey. Light-medium bodied, with a sweet, sticky mouthfeel and low carbonation. Stick with this one after the initial taste- I promise it gets better.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Elysian’s Great Pumpkin Beer Fest... Poured clear, golden orange with a white head. Big Belgian yeast esters with some pumpkin spice. Residual sweetness from the malt and a drying, yeasty finish. A little underwhelming compared to the others at the fest.
Maverick34 (2984) - 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.
Jow (3447) - 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
zathrus13 (1764) - 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.
umich03jm (3490) - 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.
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma is very Belgiany, estery yeast, banana, a touch of baking spices. Taste is very Belgian forward, light to medium bodied, high carbonation. Overall, pretty good.
slowrunner77 (10112) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kinda works, with the combo of pumpkin pie spices and Belgian yeast, but overall is another decent beer in a long line of them, and it costs as much or more than better beers.
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours a clear orange hued golden amber with a thin white head. Light sweetness with a touch of candied citrus, and almost ginger tones. Medium bodied, sweet with touches of candy sugar. Finishes dry and with a light yeast note and some dry fruit.
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild Pumpkin flavor. Light belgian character from the yeast comes through. Not bad, not great. Kind of subtle.