fidelis83 (2196) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber to peach pour with a 2 finger, fluffy off white head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is earthy gourd, sweet malt, pie spice, light nuttiness and some floral and spice hops. Flavor is sweet earthy pumpkin up front, followed by dry grain, sweet malt, light lactose-like sweetness, pie spice and minerality to the finish. I didnít notice the light acidity, apparently from cranberry juice, but I didnít get any cranberry out of it, until the second drink when it seemed to come in at the same time as the spice flavors picked up making it seem a little less sweet. Lightish body neutral to off dry entry, dry, slightly chalky finish and light, but sharp carbonation. Not bad.
jeremyjojola (20) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Out of the bottle and into a frosty glass, this brew poured great with a good head. Aroma is sweet and the taste is even better with pumpkin and hints of nutmeg. New Belgium nailed this pumpkin brew. Love the mild sweetness.
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jhamp9 (1302) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy dark amber with a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma has a nice pumpkin spice to it with some bread. Taste again is pumpkin spice but not as strong as the aroma, bread, and a little tartness. Slight carbonation prickle. Very drinkable.
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
First out of the chute for the pumpkin beers this year.
Orange and slightly hazy, little head, sparse lace.
Aroma is pumpkin pie spices, nutmeg, clove, allspice, a little cinnamon. Flavor follows, not a lot of really pumpkin flavor, but more the spices from pie. Cranberries are detectable but not overpowering.
Body is mildly to medium carbed, good for the style, with a medium body and a malty, spicy finish.
Overall itís not a bad pumpkin beer at all. Not my fav, but pretty tasty.
arkurzynski (1794) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bronze orange pour trending towards pale brown. Light, pleasant pumpkin pie filling, gentle spice, wet caramel malt, and maybe a tinge of cranberry. Flavor dissappointing mix of watered-down, acidic cranberry juice trailing to faint pumpkin and spice. More wet malt and lingering acidity and light spice.
radagast83 (5703) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a completely clear orange color with a slightly foamy white head. Aroma was some pumpkin pie spices, caramel, allspice, cloves. Flavor was some sweet notes, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and while not in the aroma as much, at least at the start, the cranberries are there.
zickbeer_ye (364) - Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aromas of cinnamon and licorice some other spice and minor rootyness. Light bubbly white head and amber orange body. tastes of cinnamon, cranberry, pumpkin, and spices. Smooth
Emeister84 (1560) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and pumpkin. Clear orange with a mostly fading off-white head. Off-dry, spicy, and with a good bit of cranberry. Light bodied, clean, the finish is a little herbaceous.
bhensonb (12460) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours translucent copper with a creamy beige head. Spice aroma. Med body, or nearly. Flavor is mostly pie spice with some apparent cranberry tartness. Not a lot tho. My tastebuds havenít left the dock. Decent, at least average, spiced ale.
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice pumpkin ale. Aromas of pumpkin spice and fruit Lead to a well-balanced pumpkin ale with a good malty backbone and nice sour note from the cranberry. Well done!