Heathen (1500) - 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.
solidfunk (4491) - 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 (2364) - 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 (2743) - 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 (4212) - 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 (818) - 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 (89) - 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 (609) - 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.
Erzengel (3553) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden in the glass with a nearly white head. Fruity-spicy in the nose, hints of peach and - of course - pumpkin. The beer starts smooth, fruity. Malty and not too sweet body. The mainpart is malty, a bit yeasty, nice subtle pumpkin-aroma with smooth sweetness. The aftertaste in smooth, pumpkin and slightly sweetness.
Nice brew, but could be much more spic and pumpkin in it! --> 10/12/10/19
AmEricanbrew (6008) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear light amber color with ivory head. Pie spice, vegetal, cinnamon, caramel aromas. Medium body with average co2. Canned pie spice, caramel flavors with vegetal pumpkin meat___good
JStax (3244) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours a semi hazy copper with no head. Aroma is spice forward with notes of nutmeg coming through nicely. Medium bodied. Low carbonation. Long spicy finish.