unclemattie (3906) - Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Light brown color. Aroma of cooked squash & spice. Tastes of toasted grains, pumpkin, & spice. Spice includes the obvious nutmeg, but this one has a cinnamon tingle in the tip of the tongue. Finishes with a mild hop bite, grassy with a touch of band-aid. (3833)
ellolovey (404) - Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy copper with a white soapy head. Aroma of pumpkin bread. Pumpkin spice, nutmeg, and cinnamon overwhelm the nose. Cinnamon and nutmeg dominate the palate. Too bad the pumpkin isn’t up front like it should be. A but disappointing. Looking for a more cloying pumpkin flavor. Good carbonation. Cinnamon leaves a bit of a tingle.
Travlr (9833) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear orange amber color, white head. Aroma of pumpkin pie spice. Taste is mainly spice, with a bit of gourd.
ReggieDunlap (2777) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poura a murky orange with a medium white head. Aroma has nice balance between spices and doughy malts...very pie-like. Flavor is more spicy and fairly earthy/hoppy...come across as a bit muddled. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is dry and muddled with spice and earthy bitterness.
Emeister84 (635) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Subtle aromas of pumpkin and spice. Lightly hazy orange with a small white head. Floral, spicy, and off-dry. Medium bodied.
Silverbush85 (59) - - SEP 1, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Im not really sure where the pumpkin flavor went, but its not in this beer. 7% Alcohol isn't a bad thing but it's missing some good spices: i e cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice.. Etc. 50/50 for this beer
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ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at 2SP. Poured a light amber color with a one finger bubbly white head that dissipates rapidly into a ring. Aroma is bready, pie-crust with lots of pumpkin and the slightest bit spices. Taste is sweet all the way through with bready, graham cracker, caramel malt and lots of pumpkin. The pumpkin pie spices come through near the finish with some nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon. Medium bodied with good carbonation, a sticky and slightly chewy feel.
chinchin (15) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear copper color with a big frothy head. The aroma has notes of pumpkin and citrus. Flavor is same as the aroma. The combination of citrus and pumpkin make for a very nice refreshing autumn ale, and is a nice change from baking spice pairing. This seasonal autumn ale really reminds me of a summer IPA, but with a pumpkin twist.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
THOUGHTS: One of the best pumpkin beers I tried this year (and by that I mean 2012 and I am just really far behind in entering my ratings). Perfectly balanced between beer and pumpkin pie. Much lighter and easier to drink than most pumpkin beers.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a light to medium orange with nice carbonation and an average, off-white head that mostly diminished but left good lacing. The aroma had light, light bread, pale malt and cracker; light citrus hops; maybe light yeast; sweet fruity pumpkin; and slight sour pumpkin. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet, lightly bitter and ever-so-slightly sour. There was sweet pumpkin, light pumpkin pie spices, some hops, white bread, a little sour pumpkin, and something like Belgian yeast. The light to medium body was somewhat dry with very fizzy carbonation and a dry and ever-so-slightly metallic finish.
5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Orangish straw, hazy, thin to moderate frothy off-white head, fairly nice lacing. Bright spicy nose, candied apple with nutmeg and some cinnamon. Similar tongue, decent body and mouthfeel. Finishes bright, nutmeg (lots of it), and cinnamon, along with some candied apple, sweet citrus peel, and a touch of caramel. This was better than expected. I wish more could be like this one, simple, vibrant, with a little flair of something extra.