marcus (6441) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with an attractive beig head and a strong pumpkin aroma. There is a sweet pumpkin and spice flavor with a bitter finish.
GregClow (2884) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Dark ruby body with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is fairly sweet with a nice spiced gingerbread note, a bit of cooked apple and baked pumpkin, subtle hops. Flavour has more of a fruity character than expected, with some dark plum and blackberry notes up front, before some spices (clove, cinnamon, ginger) start to come through. The pumpkin seems to be hiding at first, but as the beer warms up, it makes itself known. The finish is moderately dry, with a slightly metallic hop character. All in all, this beer is a bit of a headscratcher - but in the end, I kinda liked it.
Sammy (8581) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
LCBO find. Orange body with big foaming action. Pumpkin aroma. Average mouthfeel. Not a bad pumpkin.
rederic (2914) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, dark amber color, with a beige head, nice mild cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon spicy, pumpkin pie nose, with a gingerbread cookie, carrot cake, biscuity, toasted, caramel malty, nutty accent, and a faint dried fruit, pie crust, light floral hop note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good spicy cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, gingerbread, caramelized, biscuity, toasted, bread malty character, with a nice pumpkin pie, sweet caramelized pumpkin flesh, brown sugar, light candied nuts, faint flowery leaf hop flavour, leading towards a yeasty, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves spiciness, lingering sweet pumpkin pie finish.
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
The head is good, the body dark brown and cloudy. It smells a bit alcoholic, fruity-strange, dry, strange. The taste is fruity in a strange way, creamy, intensive fermented darkfruits+punkin. The first Renaissance beer of more then 10 that I don’t like.
dfearnley (944) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to pint glass
There’s a lot of spices on the nose which overpower any pumpkin aroma. I guess there’s a gourd or melon aroma, but it isn’t distinct. Primary aromas are clove, cinnamon, all spice, mace, and nutmeg and a bit of sweetness. It’s appearance is a deep dark amber with a thin (2 mm) mottled tan light tan head. Primary taste is ginger and cloves, with some mace and pumpkin. This isn’t a pumpkin pie or pumpkin beer in my opinion, just a spicy ale.
anders37 (16599) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ yespr. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and pumpkin aroma. Fruity malty spicy pumpkin flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and pumpkin finish.
maddmatt639 (227) - Pacifica, California, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No retention and no lacing. Smells of pumpkin, nutmeg and spices. Tastes of pumpkin, spices and yeast. Spicy aftertaste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at yespr.
Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, spices and dried fruits.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, spices and dried fruits.
brnandersen (1873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from 50 cl. bottle. Clear, amber colour with a small, off-white head. Sweet aroma with spices - cinnamon, very Christmas... fruits, pumpkin and caramel malts. Taste is sweet. Medium body, creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes sweet, spicy with rich malts. Very nice spiced-up beer.
Desverger (1884) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - amber colured pour with a small off-white head. Citrus hoppy, sweet malts, caramel, fruity, pumpkin is there, sweet spices, and some floral nuance.