benzim (36) - USA - AUG 21, 2002
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I didn’t care for this, but then I’m probably not a good judge, since I don’t like "spicy" beers (Wits, Weizens, Christmas brews, etc.) Couldn’t detect any pumpkin flavor. Strong nutmeg aftertaste. Tasted like a standard lager with pumpkin pie spice tossed in.
sawbuck (363) - 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 (1967) - Belchum im Breisgau, 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.
gegwilson (1455) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from a deli in Glasgow. Pours amber with a cream head. The aroma a pumpkin and cinnamon. A little too vegatable. The taste is a little odd. Cinamon and spiciness alongside some acidic notes. There’s a vegetable edge to it again. The body is thin. Interesting but not great.
markoijelena (680) - 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
Chopper925 (191) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear, amber brown color, small to no head. Pumpkin and spice aromas, reminds of german "Spekulatius". Dry taste, good bitterness. Aftertaste is nice pumpkin, cinnamon and spices. Medium body and fresh carbonation.
MisoW (1786) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma of clove, spicy, pumpkin and ginger. Taste is medium sweet, spicy, clove, pumpkin, medium bitter, ginger.
kraddel (3616) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at horecabeurs .
Pours clear amber , almost no white head. Smell is spiced , pumpkin , ’speculaas ’( a Belgian coockie ) . Taste is sharp , bitter, pumpkin , fresh . High carbo . Straight and simple, yet not bad .
Stuartyboy (717) - SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Mr_H a clear copper coloured beer nice flavour of pumkin abd cinnamon slight sweetness nicely ballanced beer
Steve2256 (15) - Lathrup Village, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very Nice pumpkin beer here. Copper colored with mild lacing on the glass.
Very nice pumpkin smell with just the right amount of spice. I rated this beer high for a pumpkin ale but not as high in the pallet section. Nice going down with just a mild better after taste.
My favorite pumpkins are Screamin Pumpkin by Griffins Claw followed by Dogfish Head Punkin Ale and Ichabod.
Cheers to you!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Alengrin (2431) - BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Typical American pumpkin beer with off-white, dense, sticky head which dissolves quickly and remains stable only around the edge; colour a pretty deep orange blond with brownish hue, clear. Strong cloves aroma, pumpkin soup, cinnamon, orange peel, carrots, meat broth, mango, whisky. Soft fruity taste, mango and peach, orange, quick and long spiciness (retronasal cloves), white pepper touch in the finish, a little bit metallic, pumpkin soup again, grassy and citrussy hop finish, biscuity too. Interesting.