perramount (7) - Calhoun, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2010 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Red Dog Wine & Spirits in Franklin, TN.
Smells of spices (cinnamon) and a little apple.
Pours a light caramel color, with very little head.
Taste does not quite live up to the aroma; a little dull. Thin mouthfeel.
Overall, a tad disappointing after the promising aroma and color. I’m perhaps a little biased against pumpkin beers.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 12, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, Patton Alley Pub, Springfield MO. Caramel pour, a bit of white head. Pie spice nose and toffee sweetness, a bit of greenish pumpkin smell around the edges. Softly spicy sweet flavors, initially very pleasant, but gets pretty cloying after a few sips, and Traci and I had trouble finishing a pint between the two of us. For dessert, in a very small glass, might work.
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a thin off white head that leaves quickly and light lacing. Strong aroma full of cinnamon, cloves, and pumpkin. The spices are not as pronounced as they are in the aroma. Pumpkin is a flavor that comes through in the middle and finish of the beer. Cinnamon, clove, allspice and spicy ginger linger throughout. Lighter mouthfeel with a subtle carbonation.
alexsdad06 (8761) - Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized quickly diminishing white head. The aroma has a pleasing spice presence with an emphasis on nutmeg and cinnamon. There is a nice sweetness that with the spices really reminds me of a warm pumpkin pie. The flavor has all the characteristics from the nose with the inviting spiciness a sweet sugary maltiness, and a well integrated amount of pumpkin. Medium mouth feel and very easy to drink. This is one of the better pumpkin beers I’ve had.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of pumpkin, spices, squash, nutmeg, light cinnamon, allspice, and slight ginger. Poured orange in color with a small, off-white head that disappeared. Slightly cloudy. Slightly sparkling. Full of tiny-sized particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes much like it smells, of pumpkin, spices, cinnamon, light squash, nutmeg, allspice, and slight caramel. Medium body. Tingly, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Pumpkin, spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg finish is slightly dry. 8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a beautiful vibrant orange with a white head. Aroma was like spiced perfume. Super aromatic but the aroma was overwhelming. Cinnamon, nutmeg, a hint of pumpkin. To perfumy. Flavor was a bit cloying sweet, spiced, a little pumpkin. Really just on the wrong edge of pumpkin beers. THe flavor had potential but was cranked way to high. Drain pour.
Cavie (4263) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of drfabulous. Clear dark orange appearance with a bubbly white head. Aroma of lots of spice, cinnamon, floral soap, nutmeg. Some pumpkin I think? Flavor is lots of cinnamon with soapy overtones. Flavor of dry pumpkin falls on the finish.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Cavie. Deep amber pour with a small, off-white head. Aroma is pumpkin pie, clove, and bread. Taste is very cinnamon, malt, and caramel. The cinnamon might be too much.
ink3dm0m (22) - Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My other favorite pumpkin beer! This one tastes more like pumpkin pie spice than like pumpkin. An effervescent desert-like treat!
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA, opened 9/5/10. Pours a clear reddish amber color with a medium tan head that fades quickly. The aroma is pumpkin and big spice notes, including nutmeg, ginger and clove. The taste is pumpkin and fresh baked gingerbread. Cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices. Medium bodied. Damn good, and a contender for my favorite pumpkin ale ever. Nice job.