swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ oles Buffalo NY. Decent spicy pumpkin aroma. Cinnamon, allspice, clove. Slightly biscuity with pumpkin pie flavor. Overall not too bad. light to medium body & mouthfeel
n49921 (108) - USA - OCT 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a nice amber with a white head. Average lacing. Aroma is spice. Flavor is a bit of spice and a hint of malt, with a bit of a thin body. More spice than any pumpkin. Overall, solid but nothing special.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep amber-brown with a thin creamy off-white head that leaves patchy lacing. The nose is a malty spicy blend of allspice and faint vanilla, but I detect no pumpkin. Medium-bodied and slightly "grainy" on the tongue, with a clean faintly dry finish. The flavor is a round bready/sweet malt with a blend of allspice, light vanilla, cinnamon and faint clove. While this is another "pumpkin" beer that exhibits no pumpkin in its flavor profile, it does do a better job at finding a balance between the malt and spice than many of the others that I’ve sampled. A pretty decent spiced ale, but nothing I’ll seek out in the future.
Gundarak (4) - Salem, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2007 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank from bottle. Aroma smelled of pumpkin spices and a slight hint of vanilla. Easy to drink. Tasted the spices, but almost no flavor of pumpkin or vanilla was present.
MrBunn (2683) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pour is a ruddy brown color with a pretty nice beige head that sadly is short-lived. Aromas are pie spices and some strange and rotting vegetation. Flavor is about the same. Can’t pick out the pumpkin very well, but the rest of th pie spicing is there as is a strange mix of earthy leaf-litter and some sweetness from the malt. Strange pumpkin ale... strange.
beerbomb (222) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours clear dark amber with small creamy head. Aroma is cardboardy malt with a little vanilla-nothing much in the way of spices. Flavor is mostly cardboardy malt with some spice presence but nothing discernable. Well below average for a spiced beer.
NapalmXv3 (11) - Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Simply put.. It’s pumpkin pie as a beer.
Very easy to drink, light tasting, and has a very distinguishing taste. Pumpkin spices hit immediately and dominates the taste throughout the drink. The lingering taste afterwards tastes just like a nice Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. Makes me eager for the fall.
brew4fun (209) - West Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours clear amber with thin off white head. Aroma of cinnamon, allspice, light malt. Taste of malt nicely blended with moderate pumpkin pie spices, appropriate hop balance. Thin body. Easy drinking, good on a cool evening outdoors.
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours light brown with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma of burnt spice. Almost unpalatable flavor of watery burnt spice, and overcooked green vegetables. Palate is light and watery, with just a hint of the spice lingering. Wow, that’s total garbage.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 9, 2007
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
In the bottle from HyVee CB. Pours brownish-amber with a thin off-white head. Horrid aroma of boiled broccoli or Brussel’s sprouts. Burnt spice aroma as well. Not pleasant. Has a watery sweet taste that leaves a burning harsh to the tongue finish. The dead animal aroma is hard to stomach. This is a fairly crappy pumpkin beer that lies in the category of pumpkin beers that make people hate the style.