sulawang (613) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Visual: Cool label of a woman holding her pumpkins... Pours very dark brown with minimal head, lasting ringed retention, lots of streams along the perimeter.
Nose: caramel pumpkin pie filling including the spices, plus brown sugar malts. (5)-aromatic strength.
Attack: soft creamy carbonation and sweetness
Mid-palate: (MAIN) demerara sugar (6)-sweetness, cola, roasted pumpkin, malts (HINT) hoppy bitterness, root beer, cinnamon/nutmeg
Finish: hints of ginger dryness, caramel malty sweet, (a really nice) coffee-chocolate bittersweetness to finish.
Summary: Superb balance and a top-notch pumpkin ale compared to all the local (BC) ones I’ve tried to date. It has depth, complexity, and drinkability at a great price point. (Note: all numbers above are on a 10-point scale, with 1 being weak and 10 being the strongest)
AdamJackson (2535) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of nutmeg on the nose
Burnt candied sugar tastes, nutmeg and brown sugar. Maple syrup and candied yams bitter lingering finish of cinnamon and hops
Alanthebeerguy (147) - - OCT 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darker style Pumpkin ale. Pours coffee brown. Good carbonation. Smells malty and like sour pumpkin. Taste is a nice pumpkin and spice. Finish is more on the caramel sweet side. Very nice fall season beer. One of my current picks for a pumpkin beer.
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chuckstout (247) - Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pumpkin, bread and spices in the aroma. Pours a deep mahogany with a tan head. Rich in spices, bread and caramel. Smooth good mouthfeel with nice rounded flavor profile.
bigaddie (75) - - MAY 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark ale, a small head with little lacing. Good clear look. Aromas of pumpkin, molasses and a touch of citrusy sourness.
Taste is mild in pumpkin and is overall quite dilute in flavor. A bit of a hoppy finish but wish it was stronger like the rest of the beer.
A good drinking beer but nothing that rocks my socks.
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mnmike (1031) - Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap with a killer dinner in Seattle. Tastes include pumpkin, nutmeg, and dry darkness.
BrewDad (4922) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark black in color, thick head. Thick flavors with the molasses and added pumpkin flavors. Big strong flavored beer.
dfearnley (942) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 bottle to taster
Motor oil, pumpkin, nutmeg, malt. Deep reddish amber with a tan head. Light alcohol, nutmeg and late bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, silky, and there's a small late alcohol burn.
Butters (3747) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled with Kristen down at the beach. Semi Clear brownish amber with small tan head. Aroma and flavor is just lacking, all the notes that you expect with a pumpkin beer just sort of hide in the background. Not much pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon ,etc. There is lots of caramel and toast. Pumpking... it aint. but it’s not that bad either. But the label and the name are pretty sweet ;)
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from Total Wine Virginia Beach. Pours a hazy red color with a medium sized foamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of pumpkin, pumpkin spice, toasted and herbal notes. Faint earthiness. The taste is pumpkins, toasted malts, caramel and a weird canned tomato thing. Medium bodied. Disappointing.