elamericano (32) - 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.
ajnepple (2291) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Biggie Wine & Liquor. Clear amber reddish appearance with a beige head. Aroma of freshly roasted pumpkins, nutmeg, spicy clove, cinnamon, caramel malts and light toffee. Similar flavor, nicely balanced and not overdone in any aspect. Moderately spiced and lightly sweet with a touch of bitterness. Medium body with a crisp feel and a rich, spiced finish. I’m not a big fan of pumpkin beers in general, but this one stands out in a big way.
jjgmd (1463) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Brass Tap , Coral Sorings, pours a light rustorange color wth a very small head. Nose is spicy with pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste is full of fall spices, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin with some mold sweetness. Finishes on the same sweet fall spicey notes. Great pumpkin ale. Quaff Score 8 / 10
AdiBeer (1354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin. Appearance: hazy amber, small, white head. Taste: light bitter and sweet. Palate: initial bitters make way for some spiced sweets, nutmeg and cinnamon, lively carbonation. Overall: nice Pumpkin Ale, great aroma. Pint at Yard House Downtown, San Diego.
pjames317 (82) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours relatively lighter bodied chestnut brown. Almost no head and what appears to be light carbonation. Something about this pumpkin beers’ aroma does almost seem fresher than most. Still has all the usual suspects in the spice category for a pumpkin ale: nutmeg, clove, cinnamon. Also has a honey/caramel like sweetness that may be the malt profile asserting itself a bit. This is definitely a more restrained and balanced pumpkin beer than most out there. Firm malt presence the entire way thru, similar profile to a good oktoberfest/marzen beer. If you’re pallet is not yet burnt out on all the pumpkin ales, seek this one out for a milder, pleasant experience.
CObiased (25) - - OCT 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber - nice burnt orange color with light head. Nice balanced aroma of pumpkin pie and malt. The overall flavor is delicious, but lacking a pie punch. I think the hops in the background come through slightly heavy, masking any sweet with bitterness.
Darkmagus82 (1729) - - OCT 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 11-23-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a hazy orange color with a one finger of off white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell - There is a big hit of roasted pumpkin with lots of spice of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove. A bit of a bready smell mixed with some caramel and brown sugar sweetness round the aroma out, and when mixed with the rest of the smells, create a very nice roasted pumpkin pie like aroma overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a roasted pumpkin and rather sweet flavor upfront. The sweetness is a nice mix of brown sugar and caramel. The caramel flavors take on a bit of a more toffee/buttery nature as the taste moves on, with some more bready and doughty flavors coming to the tongue as the taste advances. Some spice flavors of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and allspice, which are lighter upfront, get even stronger more toward the end of the taste. Along with the spice growing stronger, so too do some of the roasted pumpkin flavors. Along with these flavors increase, so to comes some hints of a citrus, vanilla, and ginger like flavors more toward the end, with the mix leaving a still quite smooth pumpkin pie flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side for a brew of only 5.6% abv with a carbonation level that is rather average. The moderate body is decent for the pie like flavors of the brew, although a slightly thicker feel may have been more appropriate. While an even lower carbonation may have accentuated the pie like flavors of the brew even more, overall the feel was still OK as it matched the abv well and did keep it a very crisp and easy drinking pumpkin brew.
Overall – A tasty, easy drinking, pumpkin ale. Lots of spice and roastedness with a good level of sweetness. A rather enjoyable drinker overall.
monk191 (985) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall a decent pumpkin, although it almost seemed not finished. Pours a very nice deep red, but he head disappears almost instantly, to leave a very thin almost watery beer. Smells great, pumpkin pie and cinnamon. Taste is a bit empty, almost like one of our homebrews before it is ready. Maybe we got a bad bottle? Some pumpkin pie in the taste. Had in the bottle.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"This is a robust full bodied pumpkin ale done very well, it’s just hard to get past the $10.99 price tag on what ends up being a good (but not great) beer. Nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon malts and other spices. Smooth and tasty, just wish it were $5 cheaper."
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wowza!! This one is pumpkin pie in a bottle. So delicious and not overly sweet. The pumpkin really comes through and the spice profile is spot on for my taste. The best pumpkin ale I’ve had yet (most of the time I don’t even bother to rate these).
chucklemation (510) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy reddish-brown with a very thin white foam head. Aroma is pumpkin and a blend of spices, predominantly allspice and cardamom. Flavor is the same, and it comes off sweet. Very enjoyable pumpkin beer.