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 (4716) - 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.
bu11zeye (12516) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours an amber body with a moderate white head. Aroma of pumpkin, breadiness, and spoiled vegetables. Flavor of pumpkin spice and malt.
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a murky dark orange with a decent sized white head. Aroma makes you want to break out the whipped cream to top that Pumpkin Pie, very tantalizing. Quite a bit of pumpkin flavor, with a bit of nutmeg. This was pretty good for a vegetable/spice beer, but there are better out there in the market.
Tonitones (13) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2005
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This beer pours so pretty and smells kinda good, but the flavor is nothing short of terrible. at first you get the pumpkin, but the finish as well as the aftertaste is bitter and gross. I am hoping that there is a better option as far as pumpkin ales go because this one is a flop!