heemer77 (5016) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle, thanks to Duane. The body is medium orange with a light khaki colored head. The aroma is strong with pumpkin and nutmeg. There is also a little bit of roses in this. The taste is fairly spicy with nutmeg and cinnamon. Pumpkin tastes are only present in the background. A buttery finish rounds this one out. A strange pumpkin ale that needs to have the spices backed down a lot. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and that distracted from the beer.
Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Now this is a Pumpkin beer I could really get used to drinking year round! Iíve had several and this one is by far the best. Itís high alcohol content is nicely masked by the pumpkin pie flavor. Schlafly makes some great beers! I would highly recommend this one!
MrRain (473) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is still one of my favorite beers. Schlafly is a wonderful brewery and Iím rarely disappointed in their work but this is really a gem. On tap this 8% veggie beer has enough alcohol to make it distinctive in the booming pumpkin arena. It has a very well balanced mix of spices on top of a good beer foundation. It has the expected pumpkin pie taste. It is nearly as good in bottle as on tap.
Sammy (7115) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like pumpkin, with some cinammon and brown sugar and alcohol. Light Orange colour, no head. Carbonation right up there as if club soda, but pumpkin taste right there, not sweet nor bitter. A good representation of this blooming style. Thanks for the hitchhiker, jpm30.
Illini08 (541) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Duane. Solid pumpkin ale. Nice spicy pumpkin and cinnamon aroma. Some beers smell great and the flavor doesnít follow through, but this one tasted as good as it smelled. Good malt backbone with plenty of pumpkin pie flavor. Alcohol is hidden very well; I had no idea this was 8%. Good brew from Schlafly
JMerritt (1688) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Schlafly brewery in St. Louis, MO. Now this is what I expect of a pumpkin beer - fantastic pumpkin pie spice aroma, nutmeg, cinnamon, musty/earthy pumpkin, all of which followed through into the flavor. Rich, long-lasting flavor, and it hid its alcohol level quite well. I had two glasses!
millstadtguy (50) - Millstadt, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nicle copper colored ale. Upon pouring from the bottle it had a 2-finger head which did disipate fairly quickly. Nice firm pumkin flavor throughout with a strong cinnamon presence. The best pumpkin beer Iíve had. I found out they will bottle this again next year!
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle via trade with Duane! - Thanks! - Pours amber with a short white head. Aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, and light caramel. Flavor is nutmeg and cinnamon dominated but there are a fair amount of caramel malts in this as well. Smooth and easy to drink for a pumpkin ale. Honestly one of the better ones Iíve had this season..
barleyPops (1137) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
not much of a fan of the spice/veggie style, but Iím always up for trying a pumpkin ale. nice aroma of pumpkin spice, cinnamon and nutmeg. flavor is more of the same with plenty of toasted malt mixed in as well. nicely done!
Terminus (2940) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle-pours orange with a small white head. i have had others do some nice lacing, but this one didnt. nice is spiced to the max-cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, light fussel sweetness, light grainy tones. flavors are dominated by spices however, there is some nice squash-like flavors in there to balance out the spice. more pumpkin beer than most out there and done well (unlike weyerbacher). Not a veggie bomb. finish is cracker crust, spice and light alcohol. definately the best pumpkin beer out there!