Ontbeertaster (2335) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours a dark amber, aroma is spice and flavour is really nice, lots of spice and a really full bodied ale, the flavour is full of spice and it taste really solid, nice offering
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good looking amber brew. Great pumpkin aroma with light pumpkin pie crust and hints of spice. Great blend of flavors. Nice pumpkin level with spicy pie crust. Well integrated. Medium bodied and creamy mouthfeel.
Headbanger (3300) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9oz bottle 9/22/12 (Binny’s Naperville)-52° in Lager Glass-Pours a dark amber with a small tight off white head. Aroma of cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg, and ginger. Taste of pumpkin pie. This medium to full bodied brew is ne of the better pumpkin brews I have had. Nice job.
jb (2181) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet and simple vegetable nose and taste. Not too many auxiliary spices. Beautifful dark orange. Nice lacing pattern. Okay but not great.
OldGrowth (2651) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sam Adams glass at Tylers Apex. Real good aroma, sweet. Malty. Pumpkin, brown sugar. Ginger, nutmeg. Clean brownish orange color. Ok head, little to no lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body, oily creamy mouthfeel, sweet spiced finish. Darn good pumpkin. Great aroma and flavor. Winner. For me
Cybercat (3281) - Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma has decided pumpkin and cinnamon notes, plus hints of malt and cloves. It pours a clear mahogany with a fairly thick light, slightly pumpkin-orange head that leaves good lacing. Satisfying flavor has a malty core with a noticeable but not overpowering pumpkin tone, as well as notes of cinnamon, horehound and cloves and a touch of caramel. Smooth texture has good body though not a lot of fizz. Happy Autumnal Equinox! (In the northern hemisphere, anyway.)
WaukeganBrewer (5) - - SEP 20, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious spiced beer that I really enjoyed. One of the better (and stronger) examples of the style I’ve had this season.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber pour with a tan head. Aroma is spices, sweet malt and faint pumpkin. Taste is spicey, light pumpkin and dry at the end. The ginger comes out at the end. Nice lacing.
dnstone (2137) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown-amber-copper in color with a nice sudsy, lacey off-white head. Sweet dubel-like aroma spike with slight spiced pumpkin bready aroma. A rich pumkiny, bready chewy thick beer with some spiced tone and a bit of alcohol in the finish.
Beaver (1285) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. Pours ruby amber with a medium creamy off white head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet, slightly vegetal, malts with a lot of spicy cinnamon and some ginger.
The flavor is sweet caramel malts with some roast and a little dark fruit. It’s followed by a ton of heavy spice - mostly cinnamon with some ginger. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a decent pumpkin beer. It’s overly spiced with too much cinnamon. But the base is kind of a winter warmer old ale with some light roast and dark fruit that is kind of cool and plays well with the pumpkin.