StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a mirky orangish-gold, with the top half of the beer being more hazy and darker than the bottom of the beer. Small whitish head with small swirls throughout and some bubbles at the edge of one region. Good "legs" on the side of the glass after each sip. Smells of (yep) pumpkin and heavy bittering agents, almost like a bitter pale ale. Tastes like a bitter pumpkin and is very light - almost like a soft, sugary pumpkin pie but watered down. Very fizzy, almost sour. Finish is very clean and maintains a more clean pumpkin aftertaste that lingers for several minutes. This beer would get close to being a decent attempt in most areas, but in every instance, it fell short of being satisfying.
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks like iced tea, slightly fogged, thin white head with a little lacing, spicy aroma rich with cinnamon and nutmeg, hints at a bold flavor, which just isn’t there, it tastes like a bland wheat beer with a spicy hint of something, watery palate, not too impressed by this one
egajdzis (5871) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a lightly hazy, copper color with a small, white head and left light lacing on the glass. Sweet lightly spiced malt, dominate earthy pumpkin aroma. Nutmeg, light brown sugar, very light pumpkin, funky tasting, sweet malts. A rather bland spiced ale.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin ontop of a lite malt aroma. Golden with brown hints, minimal off white head. Interesting combination of tastes. Cooked pumpkin inside of toasted malt flavors with a bit of hop to dry it all out. Some chalkiness at the end and the mouth feel is not that pleasing to me. Some spice also - nutmeg and strong clove.
TAR (2583) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dull gold. Dense white foam collar leaves sporadic lace. Balanced nose of cinnamon, nutmeg, melon seeds, and toasted malt. Dry with a sharp spritz. Sweet, but dry and firmly malty, with subtle spicing. Balancing notes of sweet graham and freshly cooked buttery pumpkin with hints of acidity and evergreen, which deaden the body. Chalkiness causes both the spice and malt to lose intensity at the finish, as fresh, teasing hints of pumpkin and toasted malt remain. Fairly straightforward example, but at least the spicing was moderate enough to allow some of the subtler pumpkin and malt flavors to come through.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange-amber. Earthy cinnamon aroma. Not as sweet or malty as other pumpkin ales I’ve had but I liked the different spin on the style. Nutty and lasting flavor of roasted squash. Mostly dry finish with lingering bitterness.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked this, but I didn’t love it. I usually love pumpkin ales, so I was a little disappointed our local brewery. Pours a golden orange with white head. spiced aroma, in fact more spiced in aroma and flavor than pumpkin-y. thin and pretty easy to drink, but with a strange, lingering aftertaste.
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with a moderate, short-lasting white head. Minimal lacing. Nice spiced aroma, but very little pumpkin aroma (or flavor). A very good, easy drinking beer though.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours reddish caramel, medium white frothy head, good carbonation, with fairly sticky lacing.   Not much pumpkin like aroma, but definite cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.   Soft spicy flavor, quite a bit of nutmeg & allspice.   Decent body, medium mouthfeel.   Balanced spices on the fininish, not strong nor soft, just perfect.   Thanks goes out to heemer77 for the trade!
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nutmeg and cinnamon - the aroma mixes well with the pies that Lisa’s baking. Darker golden body - very clear, short ring of a head, no lacing. Taste is sweet, spicy and plenty of pumpkin. Finishes sweet. As others have noticed - this has a thin palate.