bvc (1160) - 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’.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber shared by BrianK. Pours a mostly clear dull orange/yellow with a thinning white head. Aroma is very light on the pumpkin spices, cinnamon nutmeg, etc- ok Belgian yeast- spicy phenolics, some clove and black pepper- light doughy toasted malts. Flavor is lightly sweet, doughy malts, light pumpkin spices, earthy toasted malts, light bitter slight cabbage and DMS crackery and a straight forward sugary syrup sweetness in the middle- finish is a bit slick- ok overall but nothing special. A bit boring.
vtafro (3697) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Paul’s new decade tasting, thanks BrianK. Yellow orange pour with some head. Slight pumpkin notes, along with cinnamon, spices, some yeast and earthy vegetable and hop notes. On the weaker side of MS beers I’ve had.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly fresh 2010 bomber. The body is a clear, dark, copper-amber color, and it’s topped by a moderately sized head of spongy, beige tinted foam. Collapsing fairly quickly, the head settles in as a wispy film with a thin, bubbly edge. Lacing is limited to minimal spotting and skinny horizontal lines. The nose is based in crusty cake, caramel sugar, and roasted pumpkin with a hint of cream. Spices are dry, suggesting toasted coriander, nutmeg, and clove, with a slight hint of cinnamon. Yeast is definitely of a Belgian mold, doughy and spicy, well paired with the malts. Flavors mostly follow suit, bitter, dark, winery spices giving a sharp edge to the dried brown sugar and toasted pumpkin malts. Earthen hops and nutmeg balance the sweetness out well, as dry, bready Belgian yeast contributes a unique feel. Still, I’d say it is a little coriander-heavy for my tastes. The palate is substantial, yet sufficiently dry, as the yeast has done well to attenuate the excess sugars. Carbonation is on the lively side of moderate, which intensifies the dryness. Overall, I found this to be solid, but far from great. Back the coriander off a bit and it would certainly be better.
neepsntatties (1233) - 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!
marcus (6692) - 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.
nickd717 (3562) - 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.
Pailhead (5036) - Brownstown, 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.
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by BrianK. Man, these guys have gone down hill. Pumpkin spice, very vegetal, zucchini, white pepper aroma. Prickly body, harsh, a bit thin. Sweet, unfermented malts in the finish. Bleh.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to BrianK. Poured a mostly clear copper with a white head. Yeasty spice aroma with light cinnamon and squashy. Semi-sweet caramel flavor with spices mixed through. Sweet finish.