tmoreau (3563) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass at Lunar Brewing Co., displaying a hazed, amber color, with a frothy layer of tan head foam that diminished gradually to a persistent ring & light film, leaving spots & patches of lacing on the glass. The aroma was a pleasant scent of mild pumpkin, a balanced blend of pie spices, and a variety of hints as earthiness, dried fruit as currant, a little cherry tanginess, and a touch of apple. Medium bodied with good carbonation, the taste resembled the nose, plus some amped cinnamon stick, modest, earthy bitterness, and a bit of malty creaminess to the mouthfeel. Gradually becoming a benchmark, seasonal pumpkin beer for me.
samsmith33 (772) - - OCT 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2015 Really nice. On tap at blend. Cardamom. Coffee ?? Best of 4 in a flight of public.
Humbled in 2015 tasting and did not advance through a tough heat. I still really liked it. 5th of 13, round 1b.
mar (5212) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber with a cream head. Nose is heavy pumpkin, spice, nutmeg and pie. Smooth palate, pumpkin spice, nutmeg, clove, great finish.
shigadeyo (3630) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
10/07/2015: On the sweet and strong side; dangerously drinkable. Underlying caramelized pumpkin is nice with just a bit of cinammon and clove spice, perhaps a bit of nutmeg as well. Quite good which is a surprise to me since I don’t typically care for Schafly beers... Draught at Village Pizza in Newtown, Ohio.
OnTheTrail (314) - Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark amber. Aroma of clove and cinnamon, like mulled wine or cider. Taste is moderately sweet, spicy, malty, with a whisper of hops and alcohol. Mouthfeel is strong and pleasant.
lbianchi66 (297) - FRANCE - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe cuivrée, mousse moyennement.
Saveurs rondes de canelle, citrouille, clou de girofle, noix de muscade et sucre candy. Le final est sur une note de malt toasté. Moyennement longue en bouche.
Texture légèrement crémeuse.
Trop épicée à mon goût, mais une bonne bière.
gripweed57 (1324) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Copper color with a large creamy taupe head. Wonderful pumpkin aroma has notes of cinnamon, mace and nutmeg. Rich, creamy toasted malt flavor with all right spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger and more. There is a touch of brown sugar as well. Slightly bittersweet in the finish. This ranks right up their with the best pumpkin ales I have tasted. A pleasant surprise.
arn8897 (296) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy copper color with a white head. Aromas of pumpkin nutmeg and a little cinnamon. Taste the same with some malty sweetness. Nice lacing in the glass. Medium palate. Really nice ale. Little alcohol but nut to much. Very nice complex flavor.
paintedmaple (671) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap...amber brown pour with a fresh pumpkin pie nose. Balanced and complex without being overdone. Nice.
weihenweizen (3019) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle, bottled on August 8, 2015, poured into a glass. Dark Amber with medium beige head. Aroma is sweet pumpkin, medium body, little carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is pumpkin, nutmeg, and some clove.