thorongil2 (1966) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) clear amber with small tan head; aroma of pumpkin, caramel, balanced flavor with hint of pumpkin
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2011 Tasted from a 12 ounce bottle purchased in Denver, Colorado. Slightly darker amber than most Pumpkin beers. Spice hints in aroma are less pronounced and flavor is most pumpkin-like than many other Pumpkin beers.
blutt59 (6286) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, amber orange color with thin foam, aroma is holiday spice, flavor is mostly
caramel with a little pumpkin
jb (2635) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty decent version of this fall favorite. Heavy baking spices in the nose. Plenty of pumpkin and Cinnamon in the palate, very pie-like. Appearance is nice, dark amber, not much with head/retention/lacing though.
mallons72 (193) - livonia, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells wonderful and looks absolutely brilliant - very easy drinking.......but didnít do it for me. Tastes just like their Irish Red with a Pumpkin Pie (or maple syrup) finish.
fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a sparkling deep copper with a thin, creamy, eggshell head that has good retention and leaves sparse lacing. Aroma is like a sweet pumpkin pie covered in caramel, a little heavy on the allspice, but at an acceptable level. Definitely inviting. Flavor is toast, heavy spice, some pumpkin, earthy leaves and dark caramel. Palate is light to medium bodied, slightly creamy entry, slightly chalky off dry finish. Really nice brew, the flavor didnít really live up to the aroma for me though.
jlruthven (594) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with reddish-brown tint. Small white head, slight lacing. Nose is spicy, cinnamon, nutmeg. Taste is surprisingly assertive, with stronger nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, and substantial pumpkin. Soft carbonation, finishes smoothly with a slight spice kick. Shockingly solid offering from SA.
nuplastikk (5253) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Red-brown color, creamy off-white head. Pronounced sweet, sugary pumpkin aroma. Full on pumpkin tastes, some cinnamon and nutmeg in the aftertaste. Creamy, medium bodied, fresh. Somewhat thin and watery mouthfeel. Nails the style, in a bland way.
Dogbrick (9998) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2011 Bottle from variety pack. The beer is a chestnut color with a medium beige head that diminishes steadily. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of pumpkin spices and biscuit malt. Medium body with a pumpkin character accented by hops and malt. The finish is sweet with a grainy malt and nutmeg aftertaste. Above average overall.
dalfaro86 (307) - Mexico City, MEXICO - OCT 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2011 Pours Brown, with pumpkin, spices and slightly roasted malts aromas, looks like a brown ale, tastes like a brwon ale with a touch of pumpkim, bottomline: good look, good aroma & great taste, the best pumpkin ale iīve ever tried.