Cletus (6355) - 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 (5609) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, 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.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, clear coppery slightly gold pour. Subtle but very present and not overwhelming pumpkin and spice (cinnamon and allspice) aroma. Light caramel malty flavors with subtle pumpkin and present but not overwhelming pumpkin spice flavors. Finishes a little earthy and a bit bitter. Decent pumpkin beer I felt. I like the fact that the spices are not overkill on this one. Other pumpkin beers seem to go overboard on the clovy spices, and this one seems more balanced and in-check.
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - OCT 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
good taste much subtler then other’s of this variety. light pumpkin pie smell with good bitter finish.
hotstuff (4861) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft NHBC. Small white head that quickly dissipated, poor lacing, no visible carbonation, transparent, and a yellow hue. Sweet, pumpkin aroma, with a sweet, tart, pumpkin flavor. Tingly mouthfeel. Light body. Not impressed with this one.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
amber in color with medium frothy head....pumpkin and cinnamon in aroma..flavor is of pumpkin, cinnamon, and caramel....okay palate
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2006 Pours amber with decent white head. Aroma is very pale lager like with no spice or pumpkin detectable at all. Flavor even more of a letdown. Pale lager through and through with faint spice towards the finish. Can’t believe I used to actually enjoy this brew. Too many re-rates have been the same to be coincidence.