pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler Warners at the bay: this beer is worth trying because it is a reasonable take on a pumpkin ale. However, it is difficult to drink anything more than one glass of. I love it that these beers are being made thought, and different things are being tried.
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap at the Union at Newtown. nice spice aromas with a hint of pumpkin. Good balance of spices and pumpkin on the palate, medium bodied and a nice spice finish
Sevenlee (1253) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Murray’s at Manly named Smashin’ Pumpkin. Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malt with plenty of spice and pumpkin. Taste is also malty with pumpkin and cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices. I’m not really a fan of this style but it’s pretty good, although the spices may have been over done.
bluevegie (3048) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried on tap at the Local Taphouse SK. Clear orangey/amber/golden body with almost lasting head. Comes across sweet in the taste with cinnamon and even ginger, a little thin but probably needs to be so you can finish it though I wouldn’t have too many. Didn’t really pick up on the pumpkin though.
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Biero. Great beer. Aroma of cinnamon, caramel, and butter. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long length. Palate is velvety, with a medium body. Amber, with a thin head.
GT2 (8159) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at The Local Taphouse Melbourne. Pour is slightly hazy amber orange with a small head leaving wispy lace. Aroma is big cloves, tobacco, nutmeg, fresh mint, ginger. Taste is malty, rich, cloves, nutmeg, mint, cinnamon. Slightly watery but very spicy, rich, and different from American pumpkin beers.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draught at Taphouse, Darlingurst. Was expecting more of a pumpkin hit in both aroma and taste, but this beer was dominated by the cinnamon in both. Keep in mind this was my first pumpkin ale, so did not really have a clue about it. Enjoyable, but would not actively seek it out.
Muggus69 (1132) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught, Bitter & Twisted Beer Festival
Deep orange sort of beer, slight bit hazy, firm white head.
Spices very apparent on the nose, allspice in particular. Some biscuity malt underneath and a hint of roast.
Medium carbonation, full bodied with a nice slightly silky texture, possibly contributed to by the pumpkin(?)
Once again the spice dominates on the body; nutmeg and cinnamon with sweet light malt caramel and subtle nutty roast, which i’m guessing is contributed in part by the pumpkin. Finishes drying, mild bitterness.
Interesting beer, maybe not what I was expecting, though it seems hard to get pumpkin flavour into a beer. For me, the spices were probably just a bit overdone.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at bitter and twisted. Pours a dark golden amber with minimal head. Aromas of sweet malt and a little pumpkin. Flavours are pretty much the same. Just a little sweetness upfront and some spices near the finish. Couldn’t really taste the pumpkin. OK beer all the same.
Mattburns (109) - USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Local taphouse. Poured orange with a fluffy white head. Sweet and spicy on the nose. Sweet pumpkin, cinnamon flavour. The cinnamon actually the more dominant but the flavours aren’t overwhelming which, to me, made this really enjoyable.