PriorL (2423) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sample at Horecabeurs 2014 Gent. Shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer, small stable white head.
NOSE: pumpkins, gingerbread, herb/spices mix.
TASTE: gingerbread, pepper, just like herbs and spices all mixed up together. Can’t really enjoy these pumpkin beers...
arminjewell (7538) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour on tap, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, some bread, hints of vegetal pumpkin, ginger and cinnamon are the dominant spices in this with a slight hint of vanilla. Taste is ginger forward, cinnamon, some pumpkin into caramel, some slight vanilla, earthy notes, finishing sweet, spicy.
onceblind (4967) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear brilliant golden/copper with a thin foamy white head. Mellow nose of earthy pumpkin and a touch of light spice. Also a dash of ginger. The ginger flavor comes through a bit strong with a bit of gourd and allspice. Not too spicy but has more ginger than I appreciate.
Leafs93 (1806) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a small off white head. Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and caramel. Taste is sweet throughout. Medium bodied with smooth texture.
MayumiH (271) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Clear amber colour. Pumpkin flavour with subtle notes of allspice. Rather light tasting but it wasn’t bad.
JohnCook101 (383) - - DEC 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber, medium white head. Odd aroma of vegetables, which makes sense. Lightly spiced flavour and fine carbonation makes it slightly reminiscent of a saison, but you can definitely taste the pumpkin. Perhaps a little overly sweet, but not sickly. Odd, but not unpleasant.
graham_murphy (375) - - DEC 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This works surprisingly well. Lots of pumpkin and cinnamon in a biscuity, malty ale. The hop notes are dull but they’d probably have to be to make this work.
sawbuck (383) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of spices and some cinnamon. Orange amber color...thin head. Faint malty sweetness up front. Spices are somewhat muted initially. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and candies mixed in. Not that sweet, unlike other pumpkin beers. Finish has a dry bitterness...lingers a bit. Somewhat chalky mouth feel. Meh.
bartlebier (2366) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Several 12oz bottles and samples spread over 10-11/2014 workshops and tastings. The nutmeg and cinnamon waft forth from the bottle as artificial aromas, as if from a plastic-wrapped Bahlsen pumkin cake. Drinks vaguely spicy on a crisp, almost too clean and thin Vienna-like palate, with some 3rd party maltiness coming in as it warms, where it develops an (orchard) fruity sweetness. Slightly astringent veg peel finish, where the hops decide to join in. Overall too faint and artificial compared to what pumpkin can do in terms of mouthfeel, body and aroma in small-batch or homebrew beers. If need be I would prefer a chunkier pumpkin ale at a slightly higher abv.
markoijelena (918) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.355l taste sample at Brooklyn stand Horeca Expo Ghent Belgium 2014.Pour it hazy orange color with medium white head.Taste and aroma sweet pear, spices, coffee, gravy,bitter in the middle.Not bad