MadRobin (2797) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap taste at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD.
Clear, dark rusty brown with a khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of nutmeg, cloves, potpourri, maple, bread and squash (which I detest).
Taste of squash (ugh!), nutmeg, brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon, maple and more arhat is masked by the squash and spices.
Medium body and medium/low carbonization.
OK, to be fair, unlike most people, I find squash (but not most pumpkin) to be very strong tasting and revolting. But, even ignoring the squash flavor, this beer is over-spiced and not well balanced. I'll be kind in the rating to offset my obvious bias, but did not enjoy this beer. Glad I only got a taste.
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Ratman197 (13084) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of caramel, maple and light fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, toffee, cocoa and light maple with a crisp dry lingering caramel finish.
baraciisch (2823) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown in color... Aroma of pumpkin spice, nutmeg, cinnamon... Caramel, nutty on the nose... Flavor is brown sugar, nuts, spices with vegetables and squash very prominent on the finish... Solid brown
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Marheb (4768) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Un gâteau au carotte a été embouteillé, je vois pas autre chose. Autant le mélange que le glaçage saute au visage, c’est assez impressionnant. Le liquide est très, voire trop sucré et manque de finition pour aller au delà du galopin.
radagast83 (7141) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at MacDowell Brew Kitchen / Mud Hound Brewing Company. Poured a slightly hazy brown color with a medium-tan color head. Aroma was nice nutmeg, caramel notes. Flavor was slightly roasty, with a nice spice character. Good.
Travlr (21169) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy brown color, beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of lightly spiced brown bread. Taste has mixed spice, nicely balanced, good body. Very tasty.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml from Beernbourbon. Clearish deep amber with a foamy light beige head and some lacing. Aroma of sweet potato pie, spice, graham cracker and maple syrup. Flavor is pumpkin pie with lots of malt, light spice and no alcohol taste. Medium body with average carbonation. Great fall beer, lots of pie character.
nimbleprop (7349) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10oz pour at the Big Hunt DC. Pours a hazy brown with some thin, creamy white head. Nose is nice and spicy, all spice, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel, some roasted root veg, brown sugar. What you’d expect from a fall seasonal. Flavor are rich, caramel, brown sugar, lots of spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, clove. Sweet finish. Fairly solid. Not overly sweet.
wxman (1734) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a thin white head. Coffee and cream aroma. Taste is coffee, bitter baker’s chocolate, and caramel. Not a fan of vegetable beers, but fortunately the squash is unnoticeable. Very good effort.
Dogbrick (11327) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar. Cloudy amber-gold pour with a medium light beige head that diminishes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, spices and fruit. Medium-bodied with flavors of earthy malt, spices and tropical fruit. The finish is caramel malt and and nutmeg. Above average overall.