highibus (683) - Vail, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep copper with decent white head. Only a slight spice aroma. Flavor is really interesting somewhat typical spiced pumpkin then the tart cranberry comes in. really nice.
Ret12 (447) - Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was very different. A spicy light yet carbonated beer with a slight pumpkin flavor that is finished with a bitter cranberry kick.
Pailhead (4242) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: The aroma consists ginger, nutmeg, light pumpkin, and light cranberry. It?s a transparent amber with a small white head that adds to a thin film and leaves a nice sheet of lacing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of pumpin. The finish has ginger, nutmeg, light clove, and just a hint of tartness that I assume comes from the cranberry. It?s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, if you like pumpkin beers, you?ll like this. The cranberry is minimal, itís more of a slight lingering in the aftertaste. I was skeptical, but it seems to work.
Steverus0 (120) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - AUG 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice traditional pumpkin with just a bit of cranberry, this ale only fails in that it doesn't stand much apart from. Basic pumpkin in any way that pleases me.
Cranberry bitterness is ok, but doesn't balance well. Could be that I didn't have any beer glasses handy and the aromas were choked in the bottle, but there you have it.
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LilMissAle (9) - Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dessert in my glass! Only lightly fragrant but you can def sniff out those pumpkin pie spices!! Tastes like a well rounded and balanced blend, flavorful but also very crisp on the palate. White cranberries are the rockstars here. Very little lacing and little to no head. Bottle pour into a Duvel glass. This will be in my grocery basket a few more times before autumn is over!
MadRobin (1439) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Limerick Pub in Wheaton, DC.
Clear, copper-orange red with a pale khaki head and good lacing.
Aroma of nutmeg, allspice, caramel, bread, pumpkin fruit, pepper and other pie spices.
Taste of nutmeg, allspice, bread, fruit, grain, pepper, caramel and pumpkin pie.
Medium/light body and medium/high carbonation.
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Radek Kliber (6288) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Where and how: Bottle 355 ml Virginia Beach
Aroma fruity berry like wrap blended with coriander, clove and other pumpkin spices. Touch of bubble gum. Pleasant.
Top: lighter beige top.
Base: slight haze on deep copper.
Palate : some frontal astringency.
Taste: fruity feel that classes with spices around.
Other notes OK but perhaps overly complicated set up. Keep it simple.
jmohno (968) - Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is a orangish/light brown light copper. Clear,frothy at first.
Aroma of mild pumpkin spice,brown sugar and citrus,slightly hoppy almost with the citrus.Mild bubblegum tones.
Taste is fullish body but kinda light/sessionable,some zesty citrus finish and some tangy cranberry more noticable in the finish. Floral perfumy taste probably from the spice and fruit citrus lemongrass/cran combo. A different twist on a pumpkin,not bad but not my thing,Id rather have a good pumpkin more traditional type of beer-maltier and bigger though is my kind of pumpkin. Fairly tart finish. Good for what it is.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber with off-white head. Aroma has subtle malt and subtle cranberry and the pumpkin spices are kinda vague but noticeable. Flavor is much the same, light flavors, dry, with a pleasant hint of tart. Mouth feel is light body with high carbonation. Overall, seems more like a fall beer for summer.....not to mention it was released early August so it makes sense. I like it.
kidmartinek (2971) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish amber color. White head lasts the whole time. Aroma is mild bitter pumpkin as is flavor with a little more bitterness. Finish has a little sweetness and spice. A decent pumpkin ale but thatís it.