douglas88 (6477) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle, bright orange. Quite a looker. Pours a clear dark amber color with a small white head. A big roasted pumpkin nose. The flavor is mild spices, big fresh pumpkin, the roasted element really comes through like the difference between green peppers and roasted green peppers, very distinct. A bit of malty sweetness. Overall finishes quite spicy. Is this just pumpkin? No way. Good.
Bulk_Carrier (2309) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - OCT 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was poured into a snifter and a pint glass.
The appearance was pretty much the same in both - semi-dark brown to red color body with a quickly dissipating foamy bubbly white head. Barely any lacing clung at all.
The smell was sweet bready malty over top of a light seasonal pumpkin spice and ginger to cinnamon spice.
The taste was mainly the same with a light bready to ginger spice aftertaste.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionable quality about it. The carbonation was there and actually seemed a bit higher than most pumpkin ales I’ve had.
Overall, it’s a decent pumpkin ale but for the price I’d rather go after other pumpkin ales before this.
drpimento (2298) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad for a pumpkin pie style beer not as overdone is a lot are but still not my favorite style. Appearance is a small off-white head, a little lace, And a Clear, honey amber color. Aroma is pumpkin pie. Flavor is like aroma, thankfully not too sweet plus has some carbonic Tang and Malt flavor which improves the balance. Body is good. An okay beer overall.
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BadAprilia1000 (294) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
POurs a very dark amber/brown. Aroma is huge of pumpkin, pumpkin pie, spice, clove, sweet potato, brown sugar. Tastes of obviously pumpkin, spiced pumpkin pie, clove. Very good pumpkin beer.
merc7186 (2290) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Mild Pumpkin, Mildly Earthy
Appearance: Orangish/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Mildly Earthy, Mild Pumpkin, Mildly Spicy
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Watery
ARH (615) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle poured into a tall lager glass. This beer starts with a notable pumpkin spice aroma which then mellows, and blends into something more butterscotch and bread, then settles into a biscuit / cookie-like aroma. It pours a hazy, murky, yet effervescent orange-amber color with a lot of sediment (kinda looks like an apple cider) and a fizzy looking light yellow-brown head with a range of bubble sizes not larger than medium. It reduces down to a thick ring with an abundant dusty surface and an runny, webby lace that only leaves a few specks. The taste is a medium, mellow sweet with a light, dry and spicy, bitterness. There’s a healthy dose of fizzy, yet soft, carbonation to this creamy, full bodied beer. There are definitely vegetable notes (sweet potato and pumpkin specifically) notes to the flavor, along with some bread crust and caramel. There’s an apple cider like, spicy finish which is light, and feels clean and fresh - more allspice and clove than the sugary sweetness. The aftertaste is cloying with dry malt and flavors of light clean spice, vegetables, grass, and caramel malt. There is pumpkin spice present nearly throughout the drink, but it’s much more spicy than sugary, and it’s a balanced touch to the spice - it doesn’t dominate the flavor, and the gourd actually gets a chance shine through as the dominant flavor.
ADfan (628) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bomber it has a honey amber color with a small head. Aroma of cloves, caramel and spice. Flavor has some cinnamon, spices and some faint pumpkin on the finish. Easy drinking beer.
Aurelius (4443) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep bronze, not quite clear. Oatmeal colored head. Good tap handle. Rich, candied caramel aroma with light spicing. Tasty, moderately spicy, to the point of having some heat. Alas, another technically decent beer that I won’t buy again because I really didn’t enjoy it. Some grassy notes, generally a bit veggie. Mouthy, good carbonation. Spice cake ending. On tap, Brass Tap Midtown.
michazel (2) - New York, USA - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
matty (220) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle. Purchased a year ago, labelled as "Chatoe Rogue First Growth Pumpkin Patch Ale". Pours a deep caramel color with a little red color on the edges. Light tan head, 3/4" slowly settles to a film covering the beer. Aroma is mostly spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves - standard pumpkin ale spices but not overpowering like others. Malt aroma in the background. Medium-full body, taste carries on with the spices but again, they’re not overpowering the malt, it’s very nicely balanced. The finish takes a turn - I get a little coffee, some light toasted notes and its a little dry too. Very good, glad I held on to this one!