hershiser2 (2176) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy brown with a small head. Smells of sour pumpkin and some spice. Taste... oh. This IS pumpkin pie. Pumpkin, spice, crust, and cream. Wow.
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber. White head. Nose/taste of pumpkin, pie crust, nutmeg, all spice, clove and cinnamon. Lightish to medium body.
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small soapy tan head sits atop a clear orange/brown body. Minimal, spotty lacing . The nose is ripe with all those familiar pumpkin pie spices and some pumpkin flesh. First sip was unexpectedly sweet, though absolutely delicious! Notes of Graham cracker accompany an intense, yet drinkable pumpkin pie profile in the finish. Medium/short palate duration is made up for by a slightly slick, medium/full mouthfeel that gives this pumpkin brewhaha the oooomph it needs to be considered a great pumpkin ale, imo. I love pumpkin beers and this is now one of my faves. Thanks, Schlafly!
dfinney23 (2938) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The best pumpkin I’ve had to date. Pours an orangey brown with light head. Nose is all pumpkin and traditional pumpkin pie spices. Taste is more of the same with just enough hop bitterness creeping in at the end to ensure you know you’re drinking beer.
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to daknole. Bottle pours orange with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Flavor shows the same with additional hints of vanilla. Damn tasty and overall one of the spicier pumpkin brews out there.
Thewade (340) - USA - APR 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2013 The best pumpkin ale in my opinion. Great balance between the pumpkin and spice. 8% is just right.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a snifter. Picked this up at Rick’s a month or so back.
Color is a slightly-hazed orange color that is just a bit dark. A short white head with just a bit of lacing forms on the brew. The nose is fairly sweet with some nice pumpkin pie notes as well as a pretty good amount of pumpkin-pie spices.
The flavor is really nice with the sweet pumpkin, brown sugar, and spices really integrating together quite well. I couldn’t believe that the alcohol was this high when I read it after drinking this one down a bit--it’s not detectable at all. Feel is nice and creamy. Medium body with good carbonation. Overall, one of the better pumpkin brews I’ve come across and I’m glad to try this one this season.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-19-2010
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange pour, light head. aroma is so strong on pumpkin, graham, pumpkin pie spice. Flavor is, wow, an amazing creamy pumpkin pie! one of the spiciest and most pumpkin pie flavored beers I have tried.
SourNotes (104) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy mohagany/brown with orange and red highlights
smells of brown sugar and pumpkin spice with a bit of malt and alcohol. touch of cherry. no sign of hops, a little biscuit/graham cracker and sugar cookie
tastes a bit like liquid pumpkin pie. additional malt notes and some cherry. really low hop presence. A touch boozy. strange this beer almost reminds me of a bock because of the cherry notes and the malt.
head retention was awful, low carbontion. not impressed by that. a bit flat on the mouthfeel
drinkability is about average. a bit too much pumpkin spice without the carbonation and body to help it out.
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:Pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger in the aroma.
Taste:Great pumpkin flavor, the pumpkin spices are well balanced.
Palate:Creamy, good carbonation.
Overall:This one is a good easy-drinking pumpkin ale. I’ve had better, but I’ve also had much worse.