Arayaga2 (2081) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Delicious and pumpkiny, this is the first of its type I ever tried, so I am immune to its flaws and drawn in by its spicy seasonal charms.
jrohn92 (105) - USA - DEC 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was my first pumpkin ale. It had a unike flavor and a thick body. The hops blend well with the pumpkin flavor and spices.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: "typical" pumpkin ale, subtle pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon spice flavors. Tastey session beer.
rayg1 (586) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer was ok pours an orange with your average thin white head. No real aroma to speak of a little sweetness comming in i suppose. Taste is spicy and pumpkin and suprisingly more bitter than i would expect. This beer was still kinda dissapointing.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a cooper color with a creamy off white head that lasted and left moderate lacing. The aroma was very sweat with pumpkin, spices (mainly nutmeg), and candy corn. The flavor found wheat and spices. It is mainly sweat but has a light bitter ending. Light to medium body.
JonnyC22 (164) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 21, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried this last night. Not really enough spice for me as far as seasonals go, but really good. Very carbonated.
leaparsons (9605) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber/dark gold with a small foam. Aromas are herbal and vegetable with good earthiness. Quite fruity. Flavours are sweet root vegetables with liquorice and spices. Very herbal in character. Has a good sparkle. Interesting.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(tap at d.b.a.) Clear pale-copper body with a small white head. Very nice fruity and spicy (basil, cinnamon, nutmeg) aroma. Smells like a spicy cinnamon bun. Taste is a letdown. Body is a bit watery. First you get some fruity notes, then nothing, then a surprising medium bitterness. Nothing offensive but you won’t find many things as uninspiring this Halloween as this pumpkin Ale except maybe for a pair of big glasses and a fake moustache.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is nutmeg,cinnamon and spice.Pours amber with big white head.Tastes of cinnamon and nutmeg.A little thin.
MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Any first impressions?
-A veil of foam settles atop the clear, light orange.
-An attractive spicy pumpkin pie perfume showcases plenty of nutmeg and pumpkin seeds.
-The first half of the sip exhibits the aforementioned pumpkin pie flavors, but the last half is not as outgoing.
-The lean body is very drinkable, but watery passages make it too thin to my liking.
What if you dig deeper?
-The feeble finish is aqueous and boring.
-A little more maltiness in flavor and body would have been nice.
-Spices aren’t overdone in this well-balanced flavor profile.
-This is a pumpkin ale obviously made for sessions and novelty lovers. I don’t think you win from being overly critical with this beer.
On tap at d.b.a., Manhattan.