DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange body with a short-lived white head. Wheat, brown sugar, nutmeg, and pumpkin pie sweetness in the aroma. The flavor is similar except with a more pronounced spice element. Dry finish with a hoppiness that’s pretty close to pumpkin flesh. A well-done pumpkin beer.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice amber color with a smaller white head. Smells of cinnamin and nutmeg - very much like an x-mas beer. Very clear. Tastes of noticable spices. Thicker mouthfeel than it looks. Not bad.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber color, you smell the pumpkin and spices. I smelled brown sugar and something else I couldn’t figure out. Doesn’t taste as good though, mostly just the pumpkin taste at the end. Not spicy at all. Good seasonal indeed.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - SEP 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty beer...crystal clear amber gold. Aroma is pumpkin but not really that spicy otherwise. Flavor is pleasant like pumpkin pie but not as sweet. Smooth body. I like this pretty well.
Metalhead (633) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma was not strong but that of mild pumpkin spices. Poured an orangey gold with a fairly typical 1" whiteish head. Mouthfeel is initially semi creamy with a hint of dryness in the finish. Tastes of mild pumpkin and spices. Overall it was good but nothing mind blowing. When I try a pumpkin beer I am looking for liquid pumpkin pie with either a malt or hop edge.
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orangish-brown with a small head. Aroma is nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon with hints of pumpkin (very similar to pumpkin pie). Taste is strongly spiced with a little pumpkin flavor and good amounts of malt. I think that this is a rather good pumpking beer (though it is definitely more spice than pumpkin).
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange in color with a good head. Spicey aroma with notes of pine. Flavor is of subdued malt and assertive pumpkin pie spice. I admit I am a pumpkin beer fan, but I think most would find this enjoyable.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly spicy, not bad. Had a nice orangish color, white head, very good aroma. Flavor was definetely different, not sure if it really tasted like pumpkin, but pretty good anyway.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma of spices and pumpkin like a pumpkin pie. The flavor is not as rewarding. Some pumpkin pie to the taste but not in a very appealing way. Good for a single drink but not for an evening's enjoyment. Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale is better.
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2008 Nice pumpkin color and a slightly sweet scent. Funny on first taste it seemed to have a sour hoppy grapefruit taste similer to their zoomer wit and was only good after it warmed. Second time I had it it was great. I really tasted a gingerbread thing and very pumpkin like. Not a real sweet beer but it is nicly spiced.