FUNK (120) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2001
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good pumpkin ale. It was very smooth with a spiced pumpkin pie taste. i highly recomend it out of a keg if you get a chance.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. Iím not usually a fan of fruits or vegetables in beer, but this is subtly and artistically done. The pumpkin lies in wait in the deep rich corners of this beer, and thereís even a puckish breath of hops. I had this and Blue Moonís pumpkin together and thereís no comparison.
HoppyKev (50) - Redford, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a good example of how to do a somewhat different beer, itís got the pumpkin but it is still very much a good beer first
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting. A pumpkin ale that is not overpowered, nor oversweetened by the pumpkin taste. I actually tasted malt and hops along with a slight pumpkin taste that blended quite well in the mix. Good stuff.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy pumpkin taste.Tasted better as beer warmed.
bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2001
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I gotta say that the aroma and color of this brew are just awesome. This stuff provides an extremely rich, but not too sweet pumpkin pie flavor. The head is like whipped cream. It is also potent, finishing with an almost opiate-like glowing buzz. Call me crazy, but I consider this among the finest alcoholic beverages Iíve ever tried, period.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I definetely respect this original brew. The pumpkin chunks in the bottom make it really seem like a homebrew. It is a seasonal halloween beer which i think is pretty cool too.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 25, 2000
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Donít Listen to the diesl guy once again. Ok, I agree that one is about enough for a night but it was good. We happen to be good friends and he tried to scare me with his, oooh pumpkin and beer donít mix to the point where I was affraid to order it at the bar. but when i took a sip i found a deligtful pumpkin aftertaste. the pumpkin isnít really present untill the aftertaste other then the aroma. All in all a very interesting good beer they i would likely order again if given the opertunity.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2000
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
After I tasted Ichabod all I thought was that two things that should have never been put together are pumpkin and beer. Way too much pumpkin and not enough beer. It had a strong flavor and aroma but they were both bad. I couldnít even finish one, I ended up giving it away. I wouldíve expected better from New Holland.