jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 draft at rattle with sir brendan colgan the first. pours a golden amber body with no head. aroma is sweet spice, pumpkin, and grass. Mouthfeel is syrupy with notes of pumpkin, nutmeg spice, and cinnamon.
MetalNHopHead (1340) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wick for Brains is the kind of pumpkin beer I can embrace. It’s a balanced, original approach to this oft-done seasonal variety. Amber-colored pour. It starts off with toasted malt and toasted pumpkin. The toasted malt has some graham cracker character while the toasted pumpkin tastes like, um, toasted pumkin. About midway through is when the spices become noticeable. Low-carbonation body but very smooth. Definitely a solid autumn beer.
Niko100 (2659) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, pumpkin, caramel, & nutmeg/spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, pumpkin, some caramel, and spice; Not bad.
ads135 (4139) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty solid pumpkin beer. The pumpkin character is outstanding, though the spicyness is a bit much. Tried courtesy of Andy in Omaha, 2015.
hayduke (4755) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the tasting glass orange with a white head that faded quickly. Nose of pumpkin, nutmeg and allspice. Thin body. Flavor is by the book but seems less intense than many good pumpkin beers. Not that this one is bad...it is quite OK, just not outstanding.
ghostbeer (75) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 18, 2015
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
While upfront there is a good amount of pumpkin on the palate, it quickly is lost and covered up by the spice component. The finish is good and full of warm pumpkin pie spice. I love pumpkin beers and this one is fine and one that I would purchase again.
jgb9348 (5610) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep copper coloured body with a thinnish, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of canella, nutmeg, earth, caramel and quite a bit of peanuts. Medium-bodied; Strong nutty and spicey flavour at first that’s followed by a nice caramelised sugar flavour and some subdued fruits, all very noticeable with the squash as a malting agent. Aftertaste is complex and very nice for the style. Overall, a nice beer to sample and a good beer for the season! I sampled this twelve ounce can, purchased from the Class VI at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska on 26-October-2015 for US$8,99/six pack, sampled on the train to New York on 03-December-2015.
mike5326 (1607) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a can. Clear golden color, small white head. Mild pumpkin mash aroma. Medium body with a light pumpkin flavor and a medium finish.
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Luvystypotables (1613) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A subdued aroma of pumpkin spice and pumpkin, pours a clear orange color with no head. Medium body with a pleasant mild pumpkin taste. A short lasting all spice finish.
jbruner (3926) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can thanks to huskertan! Pours a slightly hazy golden brown with thin bubbly white head. Aroma of light pumpkin pie spice and a hint of fruity yeast. Taste follows, light and refreshing, but spice is minimal. Meh.
BeerRenter76 (725) - Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aromas of pumpkin and some nutmeg with allspice as well. Pumpkin orange colored body with a thin yellow tinged cap that leaves some spotty lace. Flavor is about the same as the aroma with more of a ginger presence.