Derek881 (1079) - Bucharest, - OCT 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from the bottle into a tall, narrow glass to drink. The beer had a clear amber-orange color with low bubbles and a big foamy white head with modest retention and lacing and below average cling. Its aroma featured spices, nutmeg, and brown sugar, along with notes of pumpkin and cinnamon, and some touches of earthy and grainy hops. The beer had a malty pumpkin flavor with some earthy and grainy notes, along with spices and touches of nutmeg and sugar. It had a lighter, thinner mouthfeel with low carbonation and average wetness, and overall was muted and underdeveloped.
cheap (4570) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pumpkin beers already? No way, must be an old bottle left over from last year! Big foamy head with lots of lively co2 visible. Beer has lots of co2 on the tongue as well. Good rocky and foamy experience for eyes and palate. Hazy. OK, after a long search found a date code on the bottom: 7/14. Stronger pumpkin beer with a moderate amount of spices and the alky content is not as in yer face as the 7% would indicate. Typical difficult higher alky punpky beer. Interesting to try this at this time of year. Smooth mellow pumpkin aromas.
ordybill (665) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass
Aroma- Faint pumpkin and malt
Appearance- This beer is a cloudy orange color with a small white head
Taste- Malt, Pumpkin and a little citrus.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with a mild bit of carbonation.
Overall- an OK pumpkin beer, there are a lot of better ones out there.
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange body under a one finger frothy beige head. The nose is pretty spicy, but tempered fairly well with a hefty sweet caramel malt base. The flavor is a bit high on the nutmeg, and I’m tasting some heavy ginger I think. It’s still not quite as bad as many Pumpkin Ales, but it’s still all about the spice and not the pumpkin meat. Medium bodied and a bit clingy with soft fizzy carbonation. Around average for the style, wouldn’t seek it out for a second go around.
solidfunk (5258) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Boozy and some sour mash malt. Amber pour with OK head and lacing. A good beer to do a tickers ball style half a half ounce rating. Kind of a sour finish. Just seems like pumpkin with the spices. Tap sample pour at crios.
Maverick34 (2584) - New York, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Orange. .Strong herbal bent to this one. OK but not my favorite pumpkin ale.
Beerdedone (2956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma of toasted malts, nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin spices. Flavor was thin and grainy with caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon and light pumpkin.
dmac (4678) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from Xroads. Poured a slightly chill hazed brighter burnt orange body with a smaller foamy quick fading off white head. Aroma started off with some pumpkin pie spice, fresh pumpkin meat, pumpkin seeds, dough. Medium body, sort of a milky mouthfeel with softer carbonation and a quicker fading aftertaste. Flavor isn’t that good, some pumpkin meat, bad candy, brown bread and ight spices.
hfmejias (1031) - Dover, Delaware, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear in a light shade of orange, small and non lasting white head. Aroma of spices, pumpkin and malts. Taste is sweet, malty, lots of pumpkin and spice, a bit hoppy too. Good beer, quite drinkable.
pjames317 (93) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an odd lighter orange, a color normally reserved for pale ales, not pumpkins. Minimal head, somewhat fizzy. Aroma is overwhelming spice; clov, cinnamon, nutmeg. Pumpkin pie, sure. This had been done before, many times. And quite frankly, this doesn’t hold up well to those others who were first to market and therefore incurred more risk in consumer acceptance. Seems everyone wants a slice of the gimmicky pumpkin ale pie. Taste is somewhat thin and overly fizzy/carbonated. Booze isn’t masked terribly well. This beer needs work. But in the end, it is a pumpkin ale and for that I enjoyed it to some extent.
GreatDane1632 (1026) - Alabama, USA - AUG 25, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle Poured into a pint glass -- Very heavily carbonated, four finger-width head. Aroma is faint pumpkin and a hint of toffee. Flavor is the same, but flavor is greatly hindered by the excessive carbonation. Not a great pumpkin.