Braudog (6177) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2006 Copper-orange with but a thin head. Interesting hop-floral nose. Caramel malt rules the roost with a bit of apple bitterness following. I’d drink this again.
ClarkVV (5130) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2005 Bottled on 7/19/2005 consumed on 9/6/2005. Nice looking beer. Brilliant amber-caramel with deep strawberry blonde highlights. Tons of cream colored head. Lots of medium-sized bubbles. Pretty clear. Head is well-retained and laces well. Smells like citrus. Bit of sugary bread dough. Orange-herbal tea as well. Flavor begins with pale grains, bit of light caramel. Dry flavor and rather wet on the palate, texture wise. Nice to see no overcarbonation. Not much aroma strength though. Hoppy and lightly bitter but I’m actually getting alcohol notes in the flavor. Kind of an odd, dull, papery feel to it. Bit of grapefruit and oranges. Kind of meaty at the end. Big, loose, aerated texture is rather annoying. CItrus hops and plain old sugary malt. Alcohol still apparent at the end. Medium to medium-light bodied. Bready. For being filtered and force carbonated, it does look quite nice though, I will reiterate.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Cambridge House. Orange, clear, thin white head. Munich malty fruiy aroma. Malty flavors with munich maltiness and carmel. Fruity malty finish.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Cambridge House. Amber in color with a nice head. Malty and sweet aroma. Spicey. Earthy. Malty and hoppy flavor. Caramel and toffee notes. Light bodied. Finish is slightly bitter. Decent beer.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty floral sweet spice nose. Orange amber hue. Small quickly dissipating off white head. As far as I am concerned, this isnt that terrible. Caramel/toffee malts, rich earthy hops, light body, quick finish, faintly bitter. Nothing spectacular, but drinkable nonetheless.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a fundamental mix of pumpkin-spice flavors with an extremely healthy dose of malt (the latter of which is missing in many seasonal spiced brews). Aroma is subtle but tends more towards the malt than the pumpkin-spice. Deep orange, seasonal color with no bubbles -- but in the mouth the carbonation is slightly more noticeable. Really pretty good overall!
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - AUG 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A malty aroma with some floral hints. Pours a golden color with a white head. Has a hint of spice on the first sip and finishes with a malty/hop balance.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
not a bad beer at all. Seasonals are always fun. I especially like seasonal beers when it’s the wrong season (e.g. an "Autumn Ale" in Summer) delicious. Apparently this beer just came out or something. Huh.
raymow (1290) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reminded me of a cross between an Oktoberfest and a Pumpkin Ale. It had that deep reddish-orange color and just a touch of spice. Pretty good (as are most of Red Hooks brews).
TheBeerGod (5862) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at County Grill in Yorktown VA. Had no idea this was new. Came out amber with a small bit of froth on top. Being as this is draft, that’s all the head I expected. Nose was rather nice, surprisingly enough. Light toffee, earthy hops, and moderate maltiness. Taste is lightly hopped and semi-sweet. Hints of toffee, sweet malts, hops, light spice and light nuttiness. Body is rather light, but very drinkable. Finishes with more of a hop splash, light toffee and sweet malts. Not too bad, but nothing over the top.