elamericano (34) - Moscow, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m giving this a perfect 10 for aroma, as of this time I’ve not given such a high aroma score to any beer. Reason? It smells exactly like a fucking pumpkin pie. If you set a pint of this next to an actual pumpkin pie, your nose wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. It’s an incredibly earthly brew with a luscious taste.
Unfortunately, the taste is somewhat overbearing. It’s a good beer to try once, but not such a good one to return to—unless it’s at your yearly Hallowe’en or Thanksgiving table.
Still, I give it a decently high rating for the uniqueness of its taste. You won’t find many brews coming this close to pumpkin.
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml poured into a goblet. Really nice burned caramel color. Aroma of spice, pumpkin and caramel. Initial flavor is a tasty array of pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, allspice, &nutmeg). Pumpkin is definitely present, but not at all sickly sweet like many other Pumpkin brews. Really subtle, substantial flavor here. Nice rootbeer/ cola finish. Top notch brew in the world of Pumpkins.
drjay44 (3037) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head, over a slightly hazy, dark amber (SRM 15) body......nose is very light toffee/caramel, minimal hops, cinnamon, allspice from spices.....taste is slight sweet toffee/caramel form the malts, light hop bitterness, light squash/pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ginger, finishing dry with a light hop/spice bitterness.....mouth feel medium, carbonation adds tingle with a clean acid finish. This is a nicely balanced pumpkin Ale. All of the elements are present, but none are totally dominant. Often pumpkin Ales are too sweet, too much squash/pumpkin in tone, or so dominated by spices that it is liquid pie. This is none of those. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6
NikkTwist (2091) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Moriartys. Dark hazy brown copper. Fizzy tight cap. Lots of Pumpkin Spice. Dark wheat notes. Mostly dry, though some deep red fruit sweetness comes out halfway through. Not bad for a Pumpkin Ale, but not something I would drink throughout the year.
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark copper brown color with a small white head. Aroma is nutmeg, pumpkins, cinnamon, big time brown sugar. The taste is pure pumpkin pie. Pumpkins, spices, vanilla. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for in a pumpkin beer.
DocJitsu (1314) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy dark pumpkin flesh color with a large, bumpy off-white head. White pepper spice and pumpkin bouquet. Very soft, smooth, flat, and enveloping mouthfeel. A bit of gourd-vegetable flavor, but earthy as hell.
zgaier (1714) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a muddy amber with a beige head and aroma of pumpkin and spices. Taste is of pumpkin spice, nutmeg, light cinnamon and allspice, with malty, caramel tones leading to a dry, fall spice finish. Nice pumpkin brew
swistock (2) - ferndale, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not my favorite Pumpkin ale, but has a good, spicy aftertaste, and it’s kind of cool that they used pumpkins that they actually grew themselves.
ROGUE (2152) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours a hazed deep amber color with a tight spongy off-white head.Dry pumpkin, some sweet spice along with some toasty, grainy malt on the nose.Toasty malt with notes of caramel, along with some roasted pumpkin start things off in the flavor. Pumpkin spice and some mild sugars show up in the middle, finishing with a well-balanced combination of spice, caramelized sugars and toasty, nutty malt. Medium-bodied, silky smooth texture, moderate carbonation.
SudsMcDuff (7113) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Stumac when he came into town, opened at Nobi .. . Pours a deep maple .. Decent foam .. . Mild spices, pie, and spiced grain .. . Pretty easy to drink .. . . Cop eats pizza. Three arrested.