puboflyons (2372) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the 650 ml. bottle. This has been renamed "Grumpy Pumpkin Ale." The pour is a decent looking amber-orange with a quick lasting white head. Toasted bread notes lead the way on the nose and not pumpkin as one should expect. It’s more yam-like. Smooth and creamy and in the medium range. The pumpkin-yam character is very subdued considering it is a pumpkin ale. I get more of a toasted bread character. Mild bitterness.
Travlr (14702) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Hazy golden color, small white head. Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, gourd. Taste is more gourd than spice. Subtle and balanced, not too spice-heavy.
BVery (7450) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Milly’s in Manchester, NH. Served as a sampler size in a flight, and the glass was rimmed with sugar. Good pumpkin aroma and flavor, with cinnamon/nutmeg spices. Palate was moderate. Fun brew.
AirForceHops (4068) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the pub. They will serve it with or without sugar around the rim. I got the sugar. Nice pumpkin spice nose. The sugar adds to the pumpkin pie likeness, “cinnamon and spice”. Good drinkability goes down REAL easy. Pumpkin is light and not over the top. Carbonation adds a nice tingle in the mouthfeel. With or without the sugar it’s a nice brew. Well crafted.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interestingly enough, this was served on tap with a sugared rim. I promptly wiped away all the sugar... Clear orange amber with a small white head. Aroma is sweet caramel and biscuit malt with toast, vegetables, pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Flavor is quite sweet- caramel and biscuit come through again with brown sugar, Christmas spice, and pumpkin. Palate is medium bodied with a clean finish and average effervescence.
mcox90 (1640) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap and brought a growler home. Pours a hazy yellow/orange color with a 1/2" white head. Nose is subtle pumpkin. A nice mellow pumpkin flavor without all the extra spice that some pumpkin brews have. Served with the rim of the glass dipped in a brown sugar/sugar mix which added a hint of sweetness. They also give you some to take home when you order a growler. Hands down the best pumpkin ale I’ve had so far.
Balthazar (86) - Clinton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting that the color is light pumpkin. I’m happy that there are only subtle hints of pumpkin after the cherry junk I just had. Who would think I would enjoy pumpkin? Plus it was free. Thanks LyndaNova
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Orange, hazy color, with a medium white head, sprinkled with brown sugar on top. Aroma is spicy, and malty. Flavor is just like pumpkin pie, and very spicy. Delicious, and I may even start spinkling brown sugar on all my pumpkin brews.
tonyc603 (43) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a big fan of this style, though is one one of the better ones.The only drawback is the bartenders rim the glass with sugar and spice, though I think I might be one those 1% that doesn’t like it as all the other cattle bellied up to the bar seem to lick it up like candy.The pumpkin flavor is subdued but present,spices are faint at best.The one things this beer holds onto is that fact that it’s still a beer and not just a vehicle for a squash.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sampled at Milly’s. Light orange in color. Aroma: pumpkin, light spices, malt. Taste: the same with a clean finish.