gpekar (455) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured crystal clear copper red with a tall foamy beige head. You can hear the bubles popping as the head reduces to just a film over time, leaving a light amount of lacing. There are some carbonation bubbles rising up in the glass. The aroma is mild with scents of clove, nutmeg and caramel malt. The beer has a lightly thick texture and the flavors of clove, pumpkin spice and nutmeg, all of which are mild. Some caramel malt sweetness comes along in the middle, followed by a slightly dry finish.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper with a tan head. Smells of pumpkin spice, toasty. Tastes toasty and lightly spicy with a caramelly finish.
wlajwl (3322) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2013 Has the clove and cinnamon, as well as pumpkin flavor to it, not overly on the vegetables. Has more actual pumpkin flavor to it than others in the style and a little sweeter, pretty good.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours copper with medium off-white head. Nose is caramel malt and pumpkin spice. Tastes caramel malty, with the pumpkin taking a back door to the malt, and fairly smooth.
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok pumpkin ale. Relatively thick with pumpkin and I believe nutmet. Starts out decent, but gets very bland as the beer goes along. There are much better pumpkin beers out there.
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - roasted malt, pumpkin;
Appearance - amber, reddish hue, fluffy head, excellent lacing;
Taste - basic malt front, lightly spiced back, faint pumpkin, pretty mild finish;
Palate - slightly crisp, average body;
Overall - easy drinking pumpkin brew, not the best yet quite palatable.
TGL0782 (15) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2011 Appearance- Medium brown with whitish head.
Aroma- Pumpkin and hops.
Taste- matches the aroma, pumpkin and hops.
Mouth feel- light.
Drinkability- smooth but you have to be in the mood for pumpkin.
Dacrza (409) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Situation: Halloween Eve watching Penn State-Michigan; still no defense for us, RichRod!
Glassware: Yuengling pint...
Appearance: Dark chestnut body (darker than expected with the typically stubborn Sam Adams off-white head...
Aroma: pumpkin spice leaps forth; some other underlying hops and spices are present as well...
Palate: medium-bodied, lightly oily in texture; inoffensive in its profile; a flourish early, flat late...
Taste: more than a bit malty, although the pumpkin spice may have something to do with that; enjoyable softened by the malt profile...
Overall: I have little interest in vegetable-infused eer, but for a holiday, I will admit that the beer as the maltiness to substitute for an Octoberfest and stand out a bit in its uniqueness...a second bottle tonights reveals a bit more drinkability and pleasure...
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
smells like hands holding pennies. nutmeg, grain, not too pumpkin-y, but at least it doesn’t taste like butter.
stangger (576) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Faint aroma of spices. Unexpected off-flavors; too much spice, no pumpkin, odd taste. Astringent with a rotten aftertaste.