jlruthven (580) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Craftsman Table & Tap. Dark orange verging on brown, small, dissipating off-white head. Clear, definitely filtered. Big pumpkin spice on the nose, with nutmeg, cinnamon, and a pronounced hop bitterness. Sweet on the front and mid palate, with some toffee and caramel blending well with the pumpkin characters, and a great bitter kick from the hops on the back end. Surprisingly good pumpkin ale from Potosi.
madvike (3010) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap - Pours brown with ruby tints. Nose is lots of baking spice, clove, ginger, and pumpkin bread. Taste is the same--real spice heavy. Sweet but not overbearing. Thin and well-carbonated.
Nsanders (616) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Mars Cheese Castle. Orange. Pumpkin, over ripe apples, cinnamon and sugar. Taste has a over ripe apple sweetness with a dry spice finish. Body is lighter with a dry feel.
nuplastikk (4852) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Old Fashioned. Unfiltered glowing orange-red body. Frothy orange-beige head. Has a nice pumpkin flavor, but a touch of astringency doesn’t help. Leans into the sweetness a little, you’d like to see some more refined malt tones. The aroma is kind of pungent, cheap. Not bad, but not one I’d revisit.
jmagnus87 (2815) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @4 old chicago. Pours a lightly cloudy dark orange with minimal head. Aroma of pumpkin pie. Cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. Taste is light sweet. Lots of cinnamon and pumpkin pie. It tastes like liquified pie. Light bodied with a thin yet slightly sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. Give it a try if you find it.
jmohno (1170) - Iowa, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap flight sampler 8% this year.Very good pumpkin pie aroma,brownish hazy orange little to no head. Sweetness was mild had a little roast or dark malt with mild bitterness,pretty smooth,more pronounced pumpkin taste than alot of pumpkin ales but everything else was mild. A good pumpkin beer,even though they wouldnt share their last keg to fill my growler,i guess it wasnt that great anyway. Their bottled beers seem to taste better than on tap from all the samples,i tried.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampler flight at the brewpub. pumpkin orange in color with a lasting off-white head as well as some decent lacing. a very pleasant pumpkin aroma with nutmeg, ginger, cloves and cinnamon. flavor is a bit sweet with the cinnamon dominating the spice profile. a very nice and well crafted pumplin beer.
Skyview (5282) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught only at the Potosi brewpub in Potosi, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear golden orange amber colored brew with a creamy off-white head that has some nice retention, pillowy texture and excellent lacing. Aroma of pumpkin pie filling with nutmeg, cinnamon, a hint of ginger and cloves. Taste is almost full bodied, creamy, with flavors quite close to liquid pumpkin bread with walnuts and a hint of caramel. Finish is semi-sweet, a slight sharp metallic spice aftertaste with a lingering cinnamon flavor. This one is not watered down. It’s full strength pumpkin flavor. A little more cinnamon spice than most others but still one of the best two imperial pumpkin beers I’ve tried.