KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a clear dark amber with a reddish hue and had an average sized (1-2 finger) creamy off white head which produced some good lacing.
The aroma was moderately strong of a toasted bread malt and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of brown sugar, allspice, nutmeg and pumpkin.
The taste was a nice malty sweet with a nice note of brown sugar and allspice from the onset and finished about the same with a hint of nutmeg and a nice dose of pumpkin at the end. The flavor lingered for a descent amount of time allowing for the spices to settle nicely on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was just a tad under medium in body and quite creamy yet a little dry in texture with a nice forceful carbonation.
Overall a flavorful Pumpkin Ale with just the right amount of spices blended together for a nice tasty experience.
craven5000 (107) - Westville, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber body. Creamy offwhite head. Initially, the pumkin spices were lightly noticed. Caramel and roasted became the dominate flavors. Light but nice firm body. Would like to enjoy again.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich and deep amber with a dainty nose of pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinammon. Flavor follows suit. Average mouthfeel. Nice pumpkin. Put it in a sixer.
jtclockwork (11061) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with an off white almost tan head. Nose/taste of nutmeg, cinnamon, spice, clove and canned pumpkin. Medium body.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
THOUGHTS: Decent. I prefer the imperial pumpkins, but this was pretty good for not being imperialized. Nice, but nothing much different from all the others.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium to dark, reddish amber with an average, off-white head that kept a thin sheet and left good lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy caramel; lighter roasted malt; roasted pumpkin; real pumpkin pie; pumpkin pie spices. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet, slightly bitter and slightly sour with an average duration. There was caramel, toasted malt, a little sour pumpkin, pumkin pie spices, slight roasted malt and something like cider. The medium body was a bit watery nad then a little dry with fizzy carbonation and a slightly chalky finish.
CanIHave4Beers (3584) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Draught at El Bait Shop
Pours an amber color with a small head and not a lot of lacing to speak of, pretty color though.
The aroma is spicy with a good bit of rich maltiness, slightly nutty, with some dark fruit.
The beer has a mild bit of roast with some rich pie spiciness, plenty of clove and cinnamon, lightly fruity and the finish is dry and slightly bitter.
Better than I had expected.
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL. Pours a deep, clear, deep red with a fizzier head. Finally a thicker, yellow head emerges with good retention and weak lace. Nose is cinnamon, cherry pie, pie crust. Taste is bitter, sharp, big specialty malt presence, nutmeg, cinnamon. Typical spice heavy beer masquerading as "pumpkin." Heavier, richer red ale underneath. Decent beer.
Arayaga2 (1914) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear reddish with minimal white head. Aroma is earthy nutmeggy, and taste is the same with a bit of ginger and some spicy astringency. $2/12oz
JoeTheYounger (1169) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one was a sleeper. Expected it to be sub par but its pretty damn decent to lots of other crappy pumpkin beers.
blklab2007 (2099) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle in a mixed 12 pack poured a red amber color with a thin coating of off white head. aroma has nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, and some malts. mouth feel is medium with average carbonation. flavor has a good pumpkin flavor, nutmeg, cinnamon, sweetness, and malts.