TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2010 Rated 2007-12-16 - Pours amber with a mostly receding off-white head. Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, toffee. Taste is spicy, phenolic, toffee, gingerbread, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Not bad, but pretty spice centric.
Rated 2010-10-05 - Ap 3 Ar 7 Ta 7 Mf 4 Ov 15 = 3.6
Gregis (1276) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The last of the pumpkin beers that I was able to try this season. Sampled at the Power Plant Strong Ale Festival on 12/8/07. Pours a slightly hazy amber-orange with a thin, creamy, beige head. Medium-bodied and slick with a toasted and spicy, yet clean, finish. Iíd say that this "tastes like pumpkin pie", only it doesnít. Itís better. This is a very well integrated beer with the fruit and spices (cinnamon, nutmeg & a bit of clove) coming together in splendid harmony. This is the best pumpkin beer that Iíve tried to date. I guess that, this year, I saved the best for last.
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle at Loganís Pre-GABF party. Lots of pumpkin and spice on the flavor and the aromas. Very good. One of the best Pumpkins I have had.
mcox90 (1374) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle acquired via trade with Acknud. Pours a deep copper color with a small white head. Pretty decent lacing too. Aroma was overwhelmly of pumpkin. This is one of the stronger tasting pumpkin ales Iíve had so far. Like liquified pumpkin pie. Pumpkin flavor and cinammon spice, along with some malty sweetness. Fairly high abv, 8%, for a pumpkin ale, though the alcohol is well hidden.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I asked for a sample of this at the taproom because I didnít think I could stomach an entire glass of a pumpkin ale (not my favorite style or taste really, but sometimes I enjoy pumpkin flavored baked goods). Aggressive for a pumpkin ale at 8%. tase is as expected: sweet pumpkin and spice with hint of alcohol burn. I think making this sort of a "bigger" pumpkin beer was a good idea. The higher gravity allows the spices and pumpkin not to overwhelm the beer.
natedoggkc (164) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours orange with quick dissapating head. Aroma of cinnamon and ginger. Taste cinnamon and spices with a little hop on the finish.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this one...
Appears a transparent copper toned amber with a small white head that quickly fizzles out into a mild cap. Small spots are left around the glass.
Smell is of spicy pumpkin pie with doughy bread, and a touch of caramel.
Taste mimcs the aromas with hints of cinnamon, cloves, all-spice, dried juniper berries, and Chinese 5-spice.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, spiced with pumpkin bread and roasted walnuts lingering into a thin finish.
Acknud (1035) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - NOV 6, 2007
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
God. I couldnít drink it. Too heavy on the spice aroma but pretty to look at. Nice pumpkin color.
DrnkMcDermott (2717) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample at Schlafly Bottleworks. Aieeee! Pumpkin beer time again! This one is darker than the usual pumpkin color. Just a small edge of foam. Pie spices pretty clear in the nose and in the taste. Some sweetness here that does indeed suggest roast pumpkin in evidence.
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Crystal clear light amber body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, nutmeg, pumpkin pie, light ginger. Taste is medium sweet, nutmeg, light clove, pumpkin pie, alcohol. Medium body.