argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crystal clear apple juice body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, nutmeg, clove. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some nutmeg/pumpkin, light apple, clove. Light-medium body, fairly clean.
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2006 on tap-pours a creamy white head that lingers. Aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon, spice. Rim was coated (sugar & spices).Taste is pumpkin, good carbonation. A bit thin, but nice.
rerate-nice improvement from last year’s batch.
Travlr (9999) - 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.
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light orange colour. Sweet pumpkin aroma. Light clove spiciness mostly Very light bodied, pale malt, earthy/woody spice. Tastes like licking an old tree. Spices are stale and underdeveloped. Meh.
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Attractive pumpkin spiciness, even in the non-cinnamon-rimmed glass...Candies sit on wood and oranges extend into easy drinking...Well-balanced, not too sweet and quite flavorful...
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange, no head. Muted pumpkin grain aroma, sweet and pie like initially, but as it warms, it develops a welcome dryness. Fruity and bready palate counts on a gentle spiciness to counter the overall grainy feel of the malt. Feels greenish on the palate and ends with a bit of astringency. Light carbonation, medium bodied. Pretty interesting, I wouldn’t mind trying that again.
BVery (5937) - 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.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet pumpkin aroma with a malty character that shines through. Clear amber-copper coloured body with shy white head that diminishes to ring. Mild, grainy malt flavour with some fruitiness. Light body with fairly low carbonation feels a bit watery. Tried this one both with and without the sugar rimmed glass that is the usual serving method. Definitely preferred it without the added sugar. Sampled at the brewpub with dirtymike, MartinT, muzzlehatch, Rastacouere and Volgon.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 29, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
New England Road Trip Easter ’05 with MartinT, tiggmtl and Rastacouere, beer #13. Small sample at the brewpub, also in the company of Volgon and brewer Dirtymike. Orange-amber translucence with the smallest wisp of foam...light, sweet squash nose...nice initial fruity-vegtable nose, light spiciniess...bit watery and dull late...dry, thin finish.
AirForceHops (2948) - 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.