krumbum (351) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy amber with a light head. Squash skin scents. Mealy and bitter malty, good.
DialSquare (2213) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hiding in the back of my fridge for a while now (got tired of pumpkin brews) - from one of the ABC’s (Betton I think). Hazy deep orange pour with visible floaties. Aroma is even pumpkin spice. Tastes are heavy on the nutmeg with a strange tang to it. Kind of putters-out in the end, but not overly sweet which is good by me.
thedm (4867) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottled brew from a grocery store poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a softly carbonated transparent dark orange colored body and an excellent lacing. The nice aroma was pumpkin. The smooth mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish. The balanced flavor contained notes of pumpkin and hops. An OK brew just nothing special.
TXBadger (3) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent for a pumpkin style beer. The pumpkin is not overpowering but still present. There is also a decent amount of happiness on this.
jbuskirk (274) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got to give New Belgium credit for crafting a particularly bold pumpkin ale. I’m not usually keen on this style but admire the experimentation that went into this beer. It has a spice profile that’s intensely flavorful. Overall, the beer has a nice sweet/tart balance between the pumpkin and cranberry. One of New Belgium’s weirder offerings, but it’s worth a try.
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a hazy amber with a thick white film.
Aroma: Pumpkin meat, pumpkin pie spice profile, toasted malt.
Taste: Toasty malt, nutmeg, subtle Eurohop spice, bread crust. Finishes spicy with a tart twang.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, prickly carb. Juicy.
Overall: This is a great rendition of a nearly played out style. The cranberries are what made this beer.
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of cranberry juice, tart berry, hints of slight cinnamon, spice notes with some caramel, very slight vegetal pumpkin, some slight floral notes as well. Taste is a mix of tart berries, cranberry, hints of pumpkin into some spice, floral, and herbal notes, slight caramel, finishing fairly sweet, slightly tart.
jzzbassman (1456) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours reddish with a vigorous head. Aroma is slight, with a bit of sourness and pie spices. Fairly typical pumpkin beer but that end with a touch of sourness from the cranberry makes for an inviting invitation for the next sip.
Chuckaduck (602) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12/30/13. Pours cloudy light amber with a fluffy white head. Aroma is spicy, pumpkin, earth, grass, slightly sour, nutmeg, all spice. Taste is elevated (lemongrass?), dry, bittersweet, lightly fruity, root vegetables, pumpkin, slightly sour; finish is earthy and pumpkin-spice like. Some nice lacing. Medium carbonation. Medium-full bodied. Another pumpkin beer to add to the pile. Unfortunately, not an exceptional one. The light, sour, elevated flavors are interesting. But they don’t do enough to make this beer one to chase.
AmEricanbrew (5514) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from 2011. Clear amber color with ivory head. Canned pumpkin pie mix, malty pie crust aromas. Medium body. Mild fall spice flavors with a lightly sweet caramel malt base, and some mild pumpkin---not bad.