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 (2156) - Lewes, 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 (7873) - .....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.
wildbeercat (356) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.4floz/750ml painted bottle into a weizen glass. Served cold.
Aroma: Spice, nutmeg, vanilla, and baked pumpkin. So nice!
Appearance: Hazy mahogany/brick (red/orange) body with a pretty thick, creamy, off-white head.
Taste: Spice, pumpkin, with secondary flavors of marshmallow and vanilla. Not cloying at all. Nice balance.
Palate: Medium-full body with a long, spiced finish.
Overall: Fantastic pumpkin brew. Well-rounded with lots of fun flavors.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25.4 oz bottle. Cloudy brown with a haze. Nose is pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and toffee. Medium body with a brisk tingle; comes off a bit thin. Taste is 7-Up, pumpkin, cinnamon and stale spices.
Dr_MedievAle (201) - Alabama, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Cinnamon and warm pumpkin in the background. Appearance: Medium copper. Great white head; steady flowing carb bubbles. Taste: Soft pumpkin and spice give way, almost too easily and too soon, to the sourdough/bready pacman yeast. The yeast cleans up nice on the Palate, though, leaving little aftertaste after a thin bodied and slightly fizzy mouth feel.
The pumpkin is there, but it’s not the star of the show. Damn you, Pacman yeast!
SuperTiti33 (843) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rousse. Nez dominant d'épice. Bouche: très épicé. Cannelle. Malté. Girofle. Muscade. Légèrement sucré. Belle amertume pour le genre. Graine de citrouille. Céréale. Parfaite en son style.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 7/21/13. Pours a dark and translucent red-brown with a bubbly, very active off-white head. Aroma is fantastic, warming, pumpkin pie-like; pumpkin, cloves, cinnamon, bread, some berries. Taste is pumpkin, bread, spicy, earthy; aftertaste is pumpkin and a light fruit rind bitterness. Some very light lacing. Medium-high carbonation; almost soda-like. Mouth feel is light but slightly chewy. Highly straightforward, simple and enjoyable.
doublebock (551) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: light brown reddish hue with white head
Aroma: Cinnamon and all spice
Taste: Light spicy body with pumpkin through and through with a yeasty finish
Overall: Refreshing ale for fans of pumpkin flavor
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
THOUGHTS: My bottle said Chatoe Rogue, not Rogue Farms. Lots of flavor for a fairly low ABV beer. It leaned more to the beer side more than many pumpkin beers. Not very special . I was hoping for something different. Spices got a little overpowering toward the end. The hops and spices seemed to slash. Slightly disappointing.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light to medium orangey brown with a large to huge, off-white head that mostly diminished but kept a decent sheet. The aroma was slightly weak, but had dark bread and caramel; light to moderate hops; brown sugar; some pumpkin pie spices; and a good amount of pumpkin pie pulp. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and slightly acidic and bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet, light to moderately bitter and ever so slightly sour with an average duration. There was brown sugar, caramel, dark bread, pumpkin, pumpkin pulp, pumpkin pie spices and some hops. But overall the flavor was a little watered down. The just a touch lighter than medium body was watery and slightly syrupy with soft but tingly carbonation a slightly metallic finish.