crazyvin (2018) - New York, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice amber body with an off-white head that had good retention and lace. Nice caramel malts upfront, followed by a nice savory quality from the pumpkin, rounded out by nice autumn spices. Flavor had a nice malt base which was complemented by pumpkins which came through perfectly. Finish had a nice presence of nutmeg along with notes of cloves and maybe some all-spice. Finish was smooth and the beer was easy to drink. Alcohol was well hidden.
seymour (1533) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from a 12oz bottle into a nonic pint glass, thanks Trefoyl! It poured a slightly hazy orange amber colour with peristent white foam and lace, leaving substantial pumpkin and spice trub behind in the bottle. Aromas of malt, nutmeg, allspice, some alcohol but not in a bad fusel way. Nice flavours of a solid amber ale base plus pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices again. Medium body and carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Despite was some other reviewers have said, my bottle had very well-concealed alcohol. Obviously an 8.1% abv beer is gonna be more warming than a standard 4-5% abv beer, but it was not unpleasant. I don’t always enjoy spiced pumpkin brews, but this is a very well-crafted and tasty one for sure. Recommended.
samsmith33 (455) - - JAN 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad, but alcohol is too present and the after taste is harsh; thin feel.
2014 Pumpkin Double Blind Tasting:
1-Sam Adams Fat Jack.
5-Southern Tier Pumking.
10-UFO Pumpkin (harpoon).
11-Sam Adams Pumpkin.
12-Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin.
c1raider (41) - New York, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Little pumpkin flavor, mostly in aftertaste but there is a fall spice present throughout. Malty, carbonation without much head. Creamy mouth feel, finishes dry. Amber ale with a slight fall spice sums this beer nicely; nothing special and would not buy again.
AdiBeer (1674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: intense spice, cinnamon, cloves. Appearance: hazy amber, medium, creamy, beige head. Taste: medium sweet, light bitter. Palate: malty sweets, spices again Overall: nice, yet very strong Pumpkin Ale. Pint at Big Brew, Morristown.
John25 (790) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Burnt dark orange/tan. Aroma is pumpkin spice and cinnamon. The taste follows adding sweet brown sugar and caramel. Boozy notes show up a little. Medium carb and body. Very good.
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ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drinking this with my wife on the 25th anniversary of the day we met! In bottle at the Dilworthtown Inn in Chester County, PA. This beer is the perfect early Fall. One of the better pumpkin beers I have had.
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keanex (1560) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glass: Weyerbacher tulip.
Appearance: Hazy brown leaning amber body with a dense light tan head on top.
Aroma: The aroma hints of sweet malts, hints of pumpkin and mild spices. Clove and ginger come to mind with a dash of cinnamon.
Taste: Hints of slightly tart pumpkin up front into a clean mid-taste that leads to cinnamon and nutmeg followed by sweet malts giving caramel flavor. Finish is mildly spicy and lingers a moment.
Palate: Creamy body, mild to moderately carbonated.
Overall: This tastes a little congested, murky. It’s not bad, but it doesn’t stand out in the (large) sea of pumpkin beer.
SG111 (302) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours an orange copper. Aroma is cinnamon, pumpkin spice. Flavor is a lot of cinnamon, nutmeg, less pumpkin spice compared to other pumpkin beers. Decent.
Voodoo (394) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an ice tea color with a thin white head which disappears quickly leaving a naked brew with no head. Aroma of pumpkin and nutmeg. Taste is very dry with a quick hit of pumpkin, little spice then booz......a bit of metallic in the back end.
NikkTwist (1808) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Fado. Slightly hazy orange amber pour that started with a large white head that left lots of lace. Reasonably full body. Medium-spicy. Semi-dry. Usual Pumpkin Beer notes. Some Barleywine style caramels keep the flavor smooth. Ok, but nothing to get excited about really.