Mora2000 (5913) - 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 (8155) - 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.
Shawnsnow32 (2) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2013 does not count
1.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Not a bad beer. Has a weird aftertaste. Their are hints of cranberry in the finish but the pumpkin taste is lacking. I would not recommend this to beer drinkers that like pumpkin flavors.
legion242 (2322) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a medium amber with little head. Faint nose. Mild pumpkin spices across the mouth with just a hint of cranberry at the back of the throat.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Clear golden with a fluffy white head. Big sweet pumpkin pie aroma and taste with cinnamon and clove notes. Iím not really getting the cranberry out of this one. Bright light to medium bodied palate.
vikingguy (896) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky amber. Pumpkin pie spices on the nose. Hmm...not as unique of a taste as I was expecting. From reading prior reviews I thought cranberry would dominate but I find it subtle. Taste is caramel malts, cinnamon, nutmeg, and spiced holiday bread. Cranberry lends a tad of tartness to the finish. I think this is a solid Autumn session ale.
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dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank from bottle
Smells of pumpkin, allspice, cinnamon. Strong cranberry flavor overwhelms the pumpkin in this beer, makes this beer tart. I did not like the addition of the cranberry. Overall very meh of a beer.
Thisis12ptfont (966) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong aroma of juice, herbs and spice. Reddish copper with a thin foam head. Definite juice flavors dominate the palate. Notes of cranberries, apple, cinnamon, maple, plums and spices. Very slick texture on the tongue with a lasting sweet apple juice flavor on the finish. Overall, It is a really interesting beer but I feel like the flavors donít really agree with one another. It seems significantly unbalanced and the pumpkin is lost in the various flavors. Definitely a unique beer though. Iíd give this a B- for that.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color clear with a thin head. Super Pumpkin flavor and finish. Loved this beer. Great Job New Belgium.