DrnkMcDermott (2793) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Franklin Tap. Wait, I haven’t had this one yet? Let’s rectify this right now, waitress! Dark brown beer under a thick, though short-lived head. Again, the smell is mostly pumpkin spice, mainly nutmeg and allspice. A rewarding, thick mouthfeel and there is a somewhat "veggie" taste of cooked gourd. Spices remain pretty forward on the palate. Despite all that, it’s pretty easy drinking. A slight creamy note works in toward the bottom of the glass.
bpar73 (457) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an orange/brown with a white head. Some spiciness, light nutmeg and cinnamon, in the aroma and taste. Not a lot of pumpkin in this one. A nice beer, but not as pumpkin pie forward as it could be.
ScoWRee (380) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light brown,iced tea color. Nice tan foamy head. Aroma is spicy, nutmeg, cinnamon. Taste has the bite of crisp hops. Lots of spice, a hint of pumpkin.
AbbeyRoade (312) - Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad! Good smooth medium-thick body. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice hints of pumpkin, cinnamon, and perhaps some clove. Not bitter at all. Lightly sweet.
tectactoe (1734) - Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Dingy copper color with a slightly beige head on top that wisps away before long to a thin collar. Aroma is very weak. Grainy, light pumpkin spice, nutmeg, maybe some cinnamon. Not as clove or ginger heavy as other autumn spiced beers, but the spice here is almost *too* light. Some bready malt. Taste is a little metallic, grainy, & full of toasted biscuit. Light nutmeg & cinnamon, but kind of watery on the palate & a little astringent in the finish. Pretty mediocre pumpkin beer. Just way, way too light.
TheCaptMatey (20) - Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle a dark foggy amber with a thin white head. Aroma is rich with notes of the nutmeg and cinnamon. These spices are easily detectable with each sip of this malty ale, that is light and easy on the way down. Overpowering the key notes of pumpkin.
edgallow (2033) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz draft pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is spices, pumpkin and malts.
arkurzynski (1507) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange pour. Nose of allspice, cinnamon, fruity pumpkin and light caramel. Flavor is lightly sweet malt with fruity pumpkin and finishing with a crisp cinnamon spice. Lingering spice and pumpkin. Light, nice.
BLADT (603) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tap. Clean amber gold. Creamy white head. Bam - allspice on the nose. Pure spice. Eck. Taste is water with autumn spices liberally added. Possible malt. Why do I do this to myself?
Darkmagus82 (1024) - - AUG 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-3-12-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a golden-orange colored brew with a one finger off white head. The head fades rather fast to leave a moderate amount of lacing
Smell – The aroma is malty with a good strong pumpkin smell. Mixed with these are pie spice aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, and some allspice. While pumpkin pie like, the aroma is actually more on the savory side with the sweet smell being on the lower side.
Taste – The taste begins with a malt backbone and a heavy sweetened pumpkin flavor. While not detected much in the nose, the sweetness is mainly brown sugar in nature. Spice flavors are upfront in the taste, but actually grown stronger more toward the middle. Cinnamon and nutmeg overpower at the start, but are then matched by some clove and allspice toward the middle and the end of the taste. These flavors bring the taste to the end leaving a medium robust spiced pumpkin pie flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the medium side with a higher level of carbonation. While making it somewhat more refreshing, a slight decline in the carbonation would have suited the pumpkin and spice flavors better.
Overall – Not too bad. Not overly sweet and it had a decent flavor and feel profile. Worth a try.
djd07 (3514) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with small white head. The aroma is spice, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg. Thin mouthfeel with sweet malt, caramel, light spice finish. Good.