Panzuriel (1381) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange liquid witha white head. nose is of pumpkin and a little spice. Mellow and smooth mouthfeel. Taste is hints of pumpkin and spice. finishes with a little taste of pumpkin creaminess.Not too spice flavored or sweet. Very good pumpkin flavor.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden straw body with a fading, sudsy white head. Festive aroma of nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, pumpkin, and buttery, nutty malt. Nicely spiced flavor includes an unexpected citrus aspect suggesting pineapple plus a lightly starchy pumpkin impression. Medium pumpkin pie sweetness with low bitterness and low acidity. A decent and enjoyable authentic pumpkin beer.
Nejhleader (1302) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
eh. I’ve had better pumpkin brews. It was okay. Did have a faint taste and smell of spice, but pumpkin presence was weak, little overall taste.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft: Very light pumpkin aroma, with a hint of spice, color is an amber with a hint of orange and a small white head, flavor is relatively lifeless, a hint of pumpkin spice flavor, and a little bit of sweet malt, overly watery. Not anything special.
mikerevello (1) - USA - NOV 3, 2005 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pumpkin aroma is stong and is complimented by the cinnamon, all-spice and nutmeg. The color is a copper/orange, and there is a definite hoppiness to it. The taste reminds me of pumpkin pie, where the pumpkin is there but not too prominent. There is a long, bitter finish with a hint of spices.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to JTW for this sample. Pours copper with a thin white head. Aromas of spices immediately pop out with some underlying pumpkin. Taste is nice and hoppy with some citrus notes and a touch of spice, but lacking in pumpkin flavor. Good for an IPA maybe, but not for a pumpkin ale.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is of pumpkin and ginger and continuously persistent. The color is a cloudy golden with an off white head. A strong taste of pumpkin, ginger, and other spices is present and the aftertaste is pleasent.
thedm (5028) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 2, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a foamy head of finely sized mostly diminishing bubbles that left behind a softly carbonated transparent yellow-orange colored body and a poor lacing. The aroma was mild with pumpkin notes. The mouth feel was initially tingly and a fizzy lingering finish. Its mild pumpkin flavor was not overly done like some I have had.
lethe (177) - New York, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is strongly of allspice followed by pumpkin. Flavor is full-on pumpkin and much weaker on the attending spices. As a pumpkin brew it certainly achieves what was set out for, but the pungent flavor makes it hard to enjoy.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark clear amber with small head. Nutmeg dominates this brew, with the pumpkin taking a backseat. Too bad for the nutmeg overkill as this brew seemed to have potential.