angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orangish brown pour with small brown head. Aroma is cinnamon, pumpkin spice, nutmeg, bread. Flavor is pumpkin bread, clove, pumpkin spice. Tasty!
Travlr (19908) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Churchkey. Clear brown, no head, no lacing. Aroma is subtle spice. Taste is chewy, warm pumpkin pie with a dollop of cream on top. Not usually my thing, but this is one of the best tasting pumpkin beers I have ever had.
radagast83 (6795) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Only sampled from a 12oz. bottle. Poured a clear, dark copper color, small white head. Aroma is spice: nutmeg, cinnamon. Also smelled a bready, almost like pie crust. Flavor was a bit sweet, relatively balanced. Alcohol is well hidden.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Honey/amber with a beige head. Strong spicy aromas of nutmeg and cinnamon.Flavor was sweet, caramel malts, caramel sugar, fall spices. Warm and soft with a sneaky strong alcoholic finish. Lots of pumpkin, spice and sweetness-all it needs is some Cool Whip.
Beerbrewer85 (5) - Portales, New Mexico, USA - JUN 17, 2010 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This brew appears in the local supermarkets (Schnucks, and Dierbergs) around the last week in August. They run out in early November, if they can stay on the shelves that long. I’ve mailed this brew to friends across the country; it is a hit all around. If you like pumpkin pie, then you’ll enjoy this, as it has almost the same sweet taste. Get ready to taste the best pumkin beer ever!
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brownish orange amber with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, pumpkin, nutmeg, clove and cinnamon. Flavor is full of pumpkin pie spice and flavor, with great hints of pumpkin and squash. Great fall brew.
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark clear amber with some particles and a small off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin, caramel and bold spice. taste is a milder sweetness with some bitter roast and mild spice. Medium thin body, lively carbonation.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lasting ring of off-white head with a copper-brown body. Aromas of caramel, dough, and spices. Flavor is fruity, dough, cinnamon, nutmeg. Finish is pumpkin pie and alcohol.
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2010 12 oz. bottle. Pours a rich red-amber color with a small off-white head. Holy smokes, this smells more like pumpkin pie than any pumpkin beer I’ve ever had: nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, clove. The flavor isn’t as exciting, and starts a lot like the nose but then flattens out over the course of the drink. Nutmeg and clove are strong on the palate, with caramel malts and floral and cinnamon notes. Light-medium bodied, with some carbonation and a somewhat watery palate. Good take on a pumpkin beer. RE-RATE: This one is going up a few notches after trying it last night at the Bottleworks. I was fortunate enough to get it on the first day it was tapped this season, and it’s tasting awesome fresh. Caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, squash/pumpkin, brown sugar, and vegetal notes that seem to complement the flavors. Man oh man, this is excellent. It looks great in the snifter, a rich, dark amber color. Kudos to Schalfly on making one of the best ’pumpkin’ ales you’ll find and not just making a gimmicky seasonal that sells well (though it does).
ksbeerkid (28) - Emporia, Kansas, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden orange with very little head and no retention. Aroma is spicy, definitely smell the cinnamon and the pumpkin, also can smell some vegetable undertones, for some reason zuchinni pops at me. Taste is spicy with the same cinnamon and pumpkin. I think since they call it a pumpkin Ale, they are hitting the nail on the head. Good for once, not sure i’d be looking forward to it all year.