stevoj (3919) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Essence of gingerbread, amber with very thick creamy head. Else itís not as rich as some of the other fall pumpkin beers Iíve tried recently. Not bad, but not great.
bigguns22 (789) - Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very clean and enjoyable pumpkin beer. Pour is orange to lite amber with a full off white head. Aroma is nice; malty with a touch of spice. Over all flavors and lite and pleasant but still have enough off the pumpkin and spices to remind you of the fall.
jdavidh (164) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a quite tasty pumpkin beer. Itís nicely balanced, and the pumpkin sweetness is offset by the spices and tartness of the cranberry. Very tasty and goes down smooth. Definitely enjoyed this one!
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Pours an orange-amber color with a smallish white head on it. Nose is pretty much what you expect, with your average pumpkin spice palate coming through. Taste was slightly sweet with the spices coming through, but seemed remarkably boring. Meh.
Passthebeer (30) - Manassas, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The tasted is over spiced and the cranberry they added to be "different" give this ale a puckering taste not suitable for pumpkin ales
SFtaster (64) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at 2013 Tour de Fat in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. New Belgium Brewery puts on this fundraiser every year to benefit the SF Bicycle Coalition and Bay Trails. New Belgium donates the beer and we enjoy a day of music, fun, and sun in GG Park. The beer is OK. Spice ales are not one of my favorite styles, but this was better than average.
TomTron (452) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky orange with a little head. Big time spice aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavor is all about the spice and pumpkin in this one. I think I have decided that I dont particularly care for pumpkin beers but thatís not saying that this is a bad beer, just nothing I really see myself going out of my way to enjoy.
Barreras (1559) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours an orange squash color with a distinct cinnamon and nutmeg aroma. Taste has nutmeg and cinnamon throughout the beer. I canít taste the cranberry juice but the spice comes directly through. Overall another tasty beer from New Belgium.
emacgee (4598) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I feel stupid rating pumpkin beers now. Theyíre all the same. Clean soft copper pour with an off white head. Spicy and herbal nose with some gourdy/pumpkin notes. Flavor is the same. Itís nice enough and clean but nothing to write home about.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Clear amber with a thick, foamy light beige head. Aroma of pumpkin mostly with some light pie spice and malt backbone. Flavor is cracker malt, pumpkin and light spice. Medium body with average carbonation. Pretty good, not overly spiced and fairly drinkable.