yngwie (14338) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 12oz. Itís a hazy, golden-orange beer with a dense, finger-thick off-white to light beige head leaving curtains. Itís slightly berry-sour on the nose, with a spiced touch and something citrusy. Some caramel maltyness too. Itís very soft on the palate, a bit too carbonated actually, and if it werenít for the light tartness, it wouldíve been way too much. Itís medium to thin bodied. Spices, some bitterness, a touch of caramel and citrus peel in the flavor, finishing lightly sourish and with a nice combo of caramel, spices and citrus. Quite interesting this one, adding the cranberry juice and using less spices than everyone else seems like a good idea to me. 130829
rumproasts (3434) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Amber with small head. Iím picky when it comes to pumpkin beers. This really missed the spot for me. Thereís plenty of pumpkin, but everything else is just a complete mess.
jemiard (4) - - AUG 28, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer was very complex. Started with a nice kick that deepened into a nice, rich pumpkin taste.
phaleslu (6905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour on our tour at the brewery. Pours a cloudy orange with a small off-white head. Smells and tastes like youíd expect for a pumpkin ale- cinnamon, clove, allspice, nutmeg, lemongrass, and sweet malts that replicate a pumpkin pie with a crust. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a really dry mouthfeel. I enjoy pumpkin ales and this delivers on what most would expect, but just falls a little short of other, richer examples of the style.
beerbastard (736) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle, rich looking amber with a thin head. Mild aromas of pumpkin pie. Smooth flavors of spiced pumpkin. Some tartness from the cranberries that barely shows up in the background. Finish isnít that well blended. Pumpkin pie follows into the closing. I still like it, the flavors are not too dominate.
drjay44 (2768) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head, with slight lacing, over a very slightly hazy dark amber (SRM 15) body.......nose is very light pumpkin, hints of pumpkin pie spice.....taste is sightly sweet to start with light cranberry, then mild pumpkin/squash tones, minimal spice notes, very light hop bitterness.....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, carbonation low, adding a bit of acid. This is a different on the pumpkin type, with very low spice tones and the squash being partially hidden. The cranberry adds hints of sour and a mild sweetness resulting in something that wanders into the vast Belgian realm. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
BelgianBeerGal (3255) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
SA fuge bottle. Bubbly orange and copper pour with a thin khaki head and nice lacing. Aroma is vegetal pumpkin and a little spice. Flavor is spicy with a little caramel apple sweetness. Fall is almost here. Tasty.
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange pour with a white head. The aroma is full of cloves and cinnamon and not too much else. Smells like your classic, spicy American pumpkin ale. The flavor is also very familiar. I get a lot of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice notes. I read on Ratebeer that there is lemongrass and cranberries in the beer but I donít get any of that in the aroma or flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
brison (44) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a very potent pumpkin and the cranberry feels out of place. Would not buy again.
DrSilverworm (7211) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, from Super Liquor III in Adrian, MI. Shared with robotopera. Best before 17/Nov/13. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Couple loose bits of lace. Softer carbonation. More dry finish. Spice, cranberry juice taste in the flavor, a lot less pumpkin than in the nose... Just a hint of it in the flavor. Pretty sweet taste, and spice. Alright pumpkin beer. Was hoping for more, from New Belgium. The cranberry makes for an interesting twist, but the beer as a whole is too sweet and spicy for me.