beerandbeyond (626) - ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into a tulip.
Hazy deep amber color with nice red reddish hues and decent off white head.
Strong pumpkin nose, with caramel, cinnamon, cardamom, and chai-like aromas.
Sweet squash, caramel, heavy spice, lo bitterness and decent maltiness.
Full body, rich, a bit too sweet, but overall interesting.
beerme31 (454) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber medium white head. Strong pumpkin aroma, cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices. Medium sweet taste. Medium-full body, average body, spice finish. Overall all solid pumpkin ale.
jake65 (2544) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, courtesy of olr1984 – thanks! Pours a deep copper/light amber color with an ample beige head. At first sniff, the nose has a greater depth than many of the spiced pumpkin ales. Heavy on the pumpkin, a light and airy crust sensation, and nutmeg with light cinnamon. Sensational! Taste is good pumpkin flavor, but gets a little heavy-handed with the spices. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and cardamom. Finish is quite spicy. I could sniff this all night long, but I’m staring at my glass wishing it would taste just half as delicious as the aroma.
AdamJackson (2105) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish bronze with some floaties. Creamy resilient head. This is an insane pumpkin nose. Taste is very herbal with thyme and basil. Obvious mix of pumpkin and chord with sugary sweetness.
AbbeyRoade (259) - Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Although I wish I had a stout or porter version of this, the Schafly Pumpkin Ale is probably the best genuine pumpkin ale I’ve tried yet. While the others claim to be pumpkin ales and impart notes of only clove, nutmeg, and allspice, this one is similar to pumpkin pie in a glass. True pumpkin flavor prevails and makes this a smooth, refreshing drink.
Smurf2055 (1303) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours minimal carbonation, hazy dark amber
Smell pumpkin pie, bit of cream, faded spice
Taste creamy pumpkin pastebit bitter, rooty, veggies
light to medium body
ok, not one to age
markwise (4347) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to GatorGuy92 for the share. Cheers, Matt! Pours a nice orange copper with a white head. Nose is cinnamon, roasted pumpkin, vanilla, and spice. Flavor is similar: starts off with some roasted pumpkin and vanilla, then moves to cinnamon, spice, and lots of things nice, then finishes off-dry with spice. Light to medium in body and a very nice pumpkin ale, outdone only by CCB’s Good Gourd.
partywithanM (99) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint. Pretty tasty seasonal ale. Definite pumpkin taste on the tongue and in the finish. There are also prominent spice flavors like cinnamon and nutmeg.
shadey (1867) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Deep garnet color with no head. Nice real pumkin aroma with limited pumpkin pie spice. similar flavor profile with a solid malt sweetness and nice body.
AirForceHops (2722) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle thanks going again to queenholly. Mahogany color with a ring of white head that had little retention. Excellent aromas of cinnamon apples, pumpkin and cloves. Taste is a nice balance of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and even butternut squash! Also vanilla notes. Texture is creamy with a graham cracker malt base. This delivers in flavor. Top end in the style and the best new pumpkin rating of the season for me.