3fourths (8104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. hazed medium-dark brown with a dark tan fine-bubbled foamy head. rich, fleshy, meaty, slightly-roasted pumpkin nose, a bit like squash soup in itís heartiness and creaminess thanks to the pacman yeast. intensely fresh and robust nose, and iím actually very surprised iím enjoying it this much, bringing back memories of the heralded selinís grove pumpkin ale. soft and creamy texture, medium body, light to medium sweetness (caramel sweetness, which is oddly out of place and seems to overtake the pumpkin character). spiced, peppery finish seems alcoholic. enjoyable silken texture but the spiciness and caramel / maple syrup sweetness are both a bit excessive.
pintbypint (2650) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml brown bottle. Dark golden orange colour with some haze. Tan head is creamy and thick. Good lace. Nose has big pumpkin pie spice notes - big on the cloves, cinnamon and ginger heat, lots of nutmeg. Flavour has nutty malt, toasty malts, woody pumpkin, caramel malt, cloves. Dry finish, some lasting woody notes, some earth. Creamy body, light to medium carbonation. A nice pumpkin beer, and a decent cool weather, autumnal ale in general.
bhensonb (11263) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours very hazy dark amber with a foamy creamy beige head. Aroma is very pie spice - maybe some ginger? Near med body. Thereís some malt, but it gets overwhelmed by the spices. Seems somewhat gingery. Goes slightly watery in the finish. Think it could use a higher ABV. I donít know what it is now, but I think an increase would smooth it out. Pretty good pumpkin ale. There are many less tasty.
SDalkoholic (2156) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Iím so glad I was able to find a bottle of this and with a 15% pumpkin beer discount. Poured a medium yet glowing tea brown hue that was topped by a thin layer of foam head. As for the aroma, an amazing scent of spices associated with autumn such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove and canned pumpkin. Truly one of the better smelling pumpkin beers. However, the flavor doesnít carry those scents into the drink as well and comes across as sort of empty with only a minimal taste of pumpkin pie and the earlier mentioned spices. But, the drink is well balanced between the usage of yeast and sweet malts which does a lot for a pumpkin beer recipe.
reebtogi (4244) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle pours a rich amber color with 2 fingers of white head and some nice sloppy lacing. Aroma is mostly pumpkin with a little bit of spice. Taste is a light malty sweetness with pumpkin and spices and a modest hoppy bitter finish. This is up there with the best of the pumpkin beers. Outstanding.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: † Deep amber, moderate to large off-white head, spotty lacing. † Fairly heavy spicy nose, but not too sharp. † A bit of pumpkin pie, moreso than most other beers. † Moderate amounts of nutmeg and cinnamon on the tongue, with a nice bit of canned pumpkin with a bit of pumpkin pie. † Seems more authentic and less artificial than many others, but not by much.   Pretty smooth on the tongue, body and mouthfeel are moderate. † Spices linger for quite a while, lots of canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie. † Enjoyable and very festive! † Label is pretty boring tho...
boFNjackson (4152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured amber with an off-white head. Nose had pumpkin seeds, toasted malt and spices. Some vanilla, with pumpkin pie flavors, a little bit of roast, charred grains, and a toasted sweetness. Little nutty, drying towards the finish.
presario (4656) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark copper with a good head. Even with a cold there is a nice aroma of roast squash and a light spice. Mid-glass the aroma is more dark spice. Body is light. Light beer allows the roast pumpkin to be the star. Spice is just strong enough to complement and not get in the way. Not an all star but an honest pumpkin beer. Iíd have one every year but would not want a six pack of my own. OK....having finished the bottle and tasted the growing spice and the warming body I am ready for another...next week.
AmEricanbrew (5870) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 Elysian GPBF #16. Clear amber color/ ivory head. Big spicy clove, nutmeg, allspice, caramel aromas. Medium bodied. Lots of spicy clove, nutmeg, coriander flavors on a caramel malty base, not much pumpkin mostly a spice brew--not bad though.
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Super disappointing and bland. The pour was a beautiful brown, with a magnificent nose. The nose was full of spices, cinnamon, and cloves. You could definitely smell the cardamom and vanilla from the beans, also. It was a fantastic nose. Then you drank it, and you didnít taste any of that. It was basically a standard brown ale with some ever-so-faint spice quality. Nothing special at all. Very disappointing.