crankball (6) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2001 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
granted this is the first pumpkin ale I have tried, but I really enjoyed the great aroma at every lift of the mug. And the taste was excellent!
amceachern99 (70) - Albany, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted good, could not drink a lot of them though.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber in color with a nice frothy, beige head. Smell is all spice and a little malty. Taste is very nice. Pleny of spice coming through. Not your everyday spices either. I’m getting a lot of nutmeg in this one. Easily one of the best Rock Bottom (Cincy) beers that I’ve had.
They have a new brewer and I hope this momentum continues.
obxdude10 (2262) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2001
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Never had a pumpkin beer before, so I went in with nothing to compare to - but a real nice brew - the aftertaste was almost like the aftertaste when your done eating a slice of pumpkin pie - couldn’t handle a whole case of the stuff though - but real good
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty good interpretation of an Autumn classic.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at KOP location. Pours a translucent golden orange with a smaller bubbly off white head. Aroma of a nice pumpkn pie mix, vanilla and some nuts. Flavor of the same. Well done pumpkin.
MadRobin (2795) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Rock Bottom in Bethesda, MD, where it was listed as 7.8% ABV and 15 IBUs.
Clear, dark reddish-amber with a thin khaki head and fine lacing that coats the glass but does not linger.
Aroma of toffee, nutmeg, pumpkin, allspice, cinnamon, cloves and candied yams.
Taste of cloves, allspice, nutmeg, chocolate, toffee, brown sugar, pumpkin, and alcohol.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
Remarkably complex for a Rock Bottom brew. Moreover, a pretty decent ale underlies all those spices. It's intense enough that you might not want to drink more than one, but certainly worth trying.
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Nuffield (4049) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Someone did it! After my having some pretty bad interpretations of the pumpkin beer, this one is really tasty. Clear bronze color. Gentle pumpkin aroma, also showing hints of the pie spices. In the flavor, there is some fruitiness up front, then the pumpkin flavor comes in mid-finish, with a dry hop grassy bitterness taking over the late finish. Nicely balanced and interesting. Well done. On tap at West Des Moines, IA, location.
UncleKorm (1218) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Colorado Springs 14 Sep 12. A light Copper to Orange in hue with a small yet resilient white head of fair lacing. Pumpkin pie aromas spices of cinnamon & nutmeg. Flavor was well balanced & the spices were back notes to a light pumpkin taste. A little thin in the mouth. This is an enjoyable seasonal beer for those who do not want a heavy handed spicy beer.
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - DEC 6, 2001
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Prevalent pumpkin pie aroma. Hints of cinnamon and nutmeg in both aroma and taste. Like drinking a pumpkin pie.