RobertDale (3705) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Strong Ale Festival 2014. Comes dark orange with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, spice, and pumpkin. Taste is sweet malt, spice, caramel, and pumpkin. Pretty good.
radagast83 (5054) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Poured a clear dark orange color with a small off-white head. Aroma was notes of sweet malts, some pumpkin character. Flavor had light pumpkin pie spices, alcohol comes through. Finish is some nutmeg and cinnamon notes, some brown sugar notes.
pictoman (612) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle. Clear, copper with beige head. Pumpkin, nutmeg, a little cinnamon and toffee. Flavours are bold and come to the forefront. Alcohol is mostly hidden. Medium body.
Alpha10 (361) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014/11/16 - Pours a clear, dark amber colour with a thick, foamy, khaki head that slowly reduces to a linger surface film and leaves ample lacing. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, dark fruits, and spices. Smell reminds me of a doppelbock. Taste is sweet caramel and dark fruits, with pumpkin spices and a hint of pumpkin and booze. Slightly metallic. Mouthfeel is medium with smooth carbonation and a sweet, mildly boozy finish. An above average pumpkin ale.
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Frothmeister (586) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1pt 6floz. Pours a clear amber with an orange tinged beige head. Almost acidic apple notes, with the usual pumpkin pie spices, alcohol, light caramel, raisin, and light alcohol on the nose. Sweet, but not overpowering with surprising doppelbock-like notes, dried fruits, raisin, candied fruit, and a light spicy burn up front that leads into more dark dried fruits, light metallic hops, with some more spice in the finish with light molasses, and fruit cake notes. A very pleasant surprise. I just can’t get on the pumpkin beer bandwagon, but this, this comes across as some kind of spiced bock mutant, and I like it A LOT. Very good. A definite repeat purchase.
Randy4Beer (245) - - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Filtered, cherry wood colouring with a thin white head and mild carbonation.
Aromas of pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Nice creamy mouthfeel.
Tastes of pumpkin pie, replete with all of the accompanying spices. Nice malty backbone too.
Better balanced than a lot of pumpkin beers. This is my 11th pumpkin beer of this fall, and this is my 3rd favourite. Very nice beer. Would buy again.
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with TylerDurden. Deep copper-red, average light tan head. Aroma is sweet and spicy. The palate is loaded with sweet malt and spices, with flavours of molasses and all spice nearly smothering any pumpkin notes. TylerDurden didn’t like it (too spicy and too sweet he said), but I thought it was pretty good.
BiffNilsson (255) - Perstorp, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rödbrun vätska med kraftig gulaktig skumkrona.
Kraftfull söt maltdoft med inslag av kola, kanel och lite kardemumma.
Även smaken är kraftfull med bra beska. Söt smak med mycket "jul smaker"
Inslag av kanel kola och kardemumma även här. Något för söt i mitt tycke men överlag en bra öl.
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Royal Bank Plaza LCBO (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
October 25, 2014
The beer pours a dark orange, with a thin tan coloured head. The aroma was pumpkin, spices, and citrus. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly creamy, with average carbonation. The flavour is sweet malt, pumpkin, spices, and a citrusy finish. The alcohol is noticeable, but doesn’t detract.
Jorn69 (1158) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Havregatan 141112. Bottle (650 ml) from Systembolaget (60:-). Sweet malty and spicy with caramely notes, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is malty, spicy and sweet. Lots of spices.