notalush (4467) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly biscuity - slight spice and a tiny bit of pumpkin - thin bodied, watery finish - decent flavor, but lacking in most other respects.
desurfer (1186) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2004 Wonderful flavor of pumpkin and spice. Tastes just like a pumpkin pie. The only pumpkin ale I've tasted that lives up to its name.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Light brown color. Spicy pumpkin flavor, hints of butterscotch, sweet, decent fall brew.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark amber. Nose amazingly pumpkined (does that count as a verb?). Flavor has an initial pumpkin-ness (another new word), dies almost instantly. Ends somewhat spicy with lots of nutmeg, but not that much flavor to it. This isn't a bad thing for people who really don't like pumpkin much (like me). Anyone who reads my ratings of pumpkin beers should probably ignore them all. That's right. Tune me out. It's not important. You probably never really loved me anyways.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Feels like Autumn already. This delicious amber colored brew was not overwhelmingly pumpkiny, but that was fine for me. More like a delicious potpourri of spices of the Fall (like nutmeg or cinnamon). I abhor pumpkins in real life, but I can't help loving this beer. Like a crisp fall day, this beer just feels right all over.
guzzler67 (1456) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber appearance with a nice head. Aroma was not very noteworthy. Spicy taste but lacking any pronounced pumpkin-like flavor. Spices blended well with malts to help smooth out the finish.(sb)
sloth (2341) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium size offwhite head, fades pretty quick. Nice orange /amber color, clear. Pumpkin pie spices galore in the nose. Med/light body. Cinnamony, somewhat bready, malty flavors. Dry, clean finish. Nice punkin ale.
Cobra (1100) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
2003 batch.12 oz. brown bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a deep orange color, with little or no head to speak of. Aromas right away are of nutmeg, cinnamon, and more nutmeg. The nutmeg overpowers any other flavors in this beer. Not a good pumpkin beer in my book. Way too spicy for my palate.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. This beer got better as it warmed up. All the flavors just came out. Nice spice taste wit a hint of the pumkin
TheBeerGod (4915) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an orange-brown with almost no head. The nose smells like a pumpkin pie. Nice sweetened spicy nose. Spicy sweet tongue with definite pumpkin. Finishes with a slightly bitter hint and ends up a little dry. Good stuff but I'm not sure this is something I could drink all night.