brokensail (14038) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home, thanks to Jake. Clear copper pour with a small khaki head. Nose is strong nutmeg, some squash, bread, and toast. Light vanilla, caramel, and all spice. Lots of nutmeg and all spice. Caramel, toast, and toffee aromas. Apple, squash, and sweet malt. Slightly watery.
Tmoney99 (12402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark orange color with an average off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Solid spice and pumpkin aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium pumpkin spicy sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid seasonal beer.
mcberko (10551) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle, bonus’d to me by tstockstrom (thanks a lot, Chuck). Pours a hazy orange amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of dark, slightly caramelized brown sugar, pumpkin spices (nutmeg and cinnamon), and a bit of pumpkin puree. Flavour is fairly light and restrained, dominated by the aforementioned spices, some dark brown sugars and a bit of pumpkin puree. Light, slightly sweet and spicy. Solid pumpkin ale.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper pour at GABF. Lots of roasted squash up front with some very nice pumpkin pie spices, and even a hitn of sugary crust! Flavor is lightly sweet, spice, pumpkin. Pretty good example of the style!
Dogbrick (9998) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours a brownish-amber color with a medium light beige head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of nutmeg and pumpkin. Light-bodied with flavors of grainy malt, spice and faint pumpkin. The finish is sweet with a malt and cinnamon aftertaste. Not very pumpkiny but a decent beer.
shrubber85 (9452) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Nutmeg, light cinnamon and pumpkin malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin malt flavor with a strong ginger finish. Very smooth. A hit even with my wife who has hated almost every beer (except for the ultra-sweet lambics) she has ever tried.
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 355 ml thanks to rhialistic! Sampled on October 6, 2012
Hazy copper color, small white head. Fruity, sweet scent. Sweet, metallic taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
DrSilverworm (9083) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Clear orange color, thin beige head, fading to minimal. Solid ring of lace. Crisp, light carbonation. Easy to drink. Great pumpkin pie aroma, very nice spice... Interesting enough yet not overwhelming, makes me want to drink this with big gulps. Light sweet taste. Some oily mouthfeel. A good, drinkable, quasi-refreshing pumpkin ale. Hits the mark.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Dilly Cafe. Pours a clear orange-amber with a finger of off-white head that lasts for a surprisingly long time. Aroma of pumpkin, apples, brown sugar, nutmeg, and allspice. Flavor is pretty much the same. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a mouthfeel that starts smooth and even fruity and finishes more spicy. A little uneven but not a bad pumpkin ale.
alexsdad06 (7422) - Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a nice amber color, slightly syrupy, with a small off white head. The aroma was sweet, pumpkin pie with the standard spice blend. The flavor was initially sweeter with some spices. The pumpkin seemed to be from extract rather than fresh pumpkins. Midway some pie crust works its way in to the flavor sprinkled with a little molasses. This is never big like some of the imperialized pumpkin beers out there, just a decent drinking pumpkin beer.