Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - OCT 31, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. bottle. Sweet and appropriately spicy aroma, the nutmeg and clove most apparent with the cinnamon playing more of a supporting role, and combined with aspects of pumpkin, light caramel and fainter amounts of citric hop and toast. Mostly clear light-medium orange color (what else?) with a slight, subsiding head. Flavor is sweet, fruity and spicy throughout, the malts somewhat sugary, combining with a good amount of spiciness, again noticeable pumpkin and a slight tangy, citric bitterness towards the finish. Somewhat thin on the palate with a light-medium body. Happy Halloween!
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2006
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle obtained from Breeze-Thru Liquor in Milwaukee.
Appeareance was an orange-ish, hazy beer with a light-colored head with decent staying power. There was a large amount of sediment in the bottle.
Odor was not very appealing. It was a taste of spices (the usual suspects when talking about pumpkin pie or pumpkin beer) layered atop something vaguely unpleasant.
Taste was spice atop a sour taste. Actually, pretty pleasant. I enjoyed the sour-spice relationship more, the more I drank, although I didn’t particularly want another one. A large amount of sediment was also left in the bottom of my glass.
BigBeer45 (1429) - Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured medium gold with amber/orange from a bottle, hardly any bubbles and they disappeared quickly, faint pumpkin and nutmeg with a slight pepper fragrance (from cloves?), a little hop bite, the pumpkin and spices are subdued in this ale, reminds me of the Ichabod-New Holland pumpkin ale, this is a thirst quincher.
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
dark golden with a disappearing white head. not much aroma. weird and fruity with light spice. light pumpkin spice flavor. light body moderate carbonation. finish has a little spice and not much else. fairly weak overall.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got this one bottled at the Binny’s Oktoberfest in St. Charles, Illinois. Sweet, but without the characteristic spiciness of many other pumpkin brews. Pretty good.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2006
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very thin body. The aroma is horrible. It smells like dirty, rotten trash. The spice overwhelms the beer and there is a lacking in the body. Overall, the Schlafly is much better.
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample from a bottle at Binny’s "Fall Festival of BEERS." Very pumpkiny flavor. Of all the pumnpkin ales I’ve tried, this one succeeds the most in capturing the flavor of pumpkin pie. Very deserty, not really spicey. Purs thick orange color.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
2006. Bottled. Beer is clear, light-medium caramel-amber colored with a small, frothy, off white, mostly and rapidly diminishing head.<P>The aroma’s initial impression is raw vegetal and spicy. The malt has light note of toasted grain light-to-moderate notes of caramel and cookie; Hoppy with a light herbal note; Yeasty with a light note of sharp cheese, trace of attic; Light miscellaneous notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, cola, raw pumpkin guts, and traces of apple and ginger, additional light note of alcohol (in the back of a deep inhale) that smells like a coud of hairspray.<P>The flavor is moderately-to-heavily acidic, lightly bitter, lightly-to-moderately sweet with a long, light-to-moderately acidic finish. Husky aftertaste. Trace astringency on the gums.<P>The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz. long neck brown bottle with a freshness date on the carrier, fall ’06 version.
Poured a hazy golden orangey bronze with a foamy off-white head that settled into a thin sudsy lacing.
Aromas of nutmeg, clove, pumpkin juicy and a sweet grainy maltiness.
Good carbonation and a crisp, smooth light-medium bodied mouthfeel.
Tastes of clove, nutmeg, light cinnamon, pumpkin flesh and fruity as well, a subtle hoppiness towards the end and a sweet grainy maltiness.
A seasonal from O’Fallon that I look forward to every year, not the best, but one of the better pumpkin ales out there. Picked up at the Woodman’s in Madison, WI.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, no date. Pours a clear golden orange with a ring of eggshell head. Aroma of nutmeg, light pumpkin, a little butteryness, and some cinnamon--not all in that particular order. Taste is the same with some very minor bitterness, but not really a lot of sweetness, either. Light body, lighter carbonation. Nothing wrong with this--nothing great about it either.