anders37 (16245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Stoney’s Bar and Grill, Denver, CO. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy pumpkin aroma. Fruity malty spicy weak grainy pumpkin flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy pumpkin finish.
yngwie (13106) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 12oz. It’s a hazy, golden-orange beer with a dense, finger-thick off-white to light beige head leaving curtains. It’s slightly berry-sour on the nose, with a spiced touch and something citrusy. Some caramel maltyness too. It’s very soft on the palate, a bit too carbonated actually, and if it weren’t for the light tartness, it would’ve been way too much. It’s 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
bhensonb (10688) - 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 haven’t left the dock. Decent, at least average, spiced ale.
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ New Belgium. Orange pour with a white head. Spice aromas of clove, nutmeg, and all spice. Light cinnamon, sweet malt, and some light tartness. Flavor is sweet bread and toast. Pumpkin spice flavors, and a hint of lemon peel on the finish.
Tmoney99 (10399) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured clear orange color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid pumpkin, fruit and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft seasonal beer.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Hazy amber color, medium white head. Aroma is heavy spice. Taste is tart spice. Odd.
Ratman197 (9440) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of clove, allspice, cinnamon, carmel and light pumpkin. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of carmel, clove, allspice, lemongrass and a hint of cranberry with a smooth lingering spiced finish.
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 Bottle @ home picked up at RJ’s Fort Collins. From what I’ve gathered this is a lighter version of their Kick release last year. It is also their new fall seasonal. Pours a clear copper appearance with a nice cream colored head. Lightly tangy fruity, mild apple, fairly spicy cinnamon/nutmeg/vanilla, a bit toasted malty aroma. Mild caramel/pumpkin, toasted malty, vanilla, cran-apple, cinnamon, moderately dry flavor. Just a bit of tartness on the back end. The spices and tartness are held remarkably in check which is one of the main reasons that I somewhat enjoy this. The cranberry addition is a bit strange but it doesn’t really bother me. Not as tart as Kick and easily more sessionable. Pretty easy to drink and probably chuggable.
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light amber pour with a big whitish head. Flavors of pumpkin pie spice, tartness from the cranberry, yeasty and tropical fruitiness on the finish. Interesting but not my favorite pumpkin beer.
GT2 (8159) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Haven Pasadena. Pours a clear golden. Medium white foam. Okay lacing. Nose is bizarre, semi medicinal, something like melted Halloween candy. Taste is watery, sweet Halloween candy. Palate is lemon tea, drained.