hamilton23 (546) - Alpine, California, USA - OCT 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12oz bottle. Pours a rich copper color with just a bit of white head. Aroma is pumpkin pie and nice pumpkin pie spices, cloves, nutmeg. Taste follows...it is pumpkin pie in a bottle. Really tasty stuff.
faroeviking (10300) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botella @ KingCecil’s birthday party. Clear golden amber colour. Quite sweet pumpkin spiced aroma with alco notes. Good mouthfeel. Well spiced cookie pumpkin flavour with bit alcohol, quite spiced a brew. Too spiced for me.
adnielsen (6217) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Steve’s Foco. Pours a fairly clear dark orange appearance with an off white head. Quite spicy, cinnamon, caramel, vanilla, pumpkin aroma. Really a nice, toasted pumpkin, very spicy, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg flavor.
Jbillhill (9) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 19, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best pumpkin ale available in Midwest, I believe. Period. But I’m not a cardinals fan.
LtDan (1676) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a dark red no bubbles no head. The body lets through light.
Aroma: Pumkin pie and associated spices. Not much more to say, what they were going for is what’s going on.
Taste: Gingerbread, pumpkin, small hop spice. The 8% alcohol is pretty well integrated.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with modest carbonation.
Overall: A good example of a pumpkin ale. Nothing off the beaten path in the genre, but well executed.
mathieuc (284) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Extra from a trade, thanks Keir! Orange-brown with no head, this beer smells like a gingerbread man. Taste revolves around spices (of course) and I don’t get any pumpkin meat in there. Never cloying with decent but on the low side carbonation. Overall a nice and light (even at 8% ABV) pumpkin ale.
jahshuwuh (186) - USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A medium brown no head. Smells of banana, pumpkin, a sweet floral, cinnamon. Strong pumpkin taste with some cinnamon apple, a little boozy. Definitely a good representation of the season. Overall decent, worth trying once a year.
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musinj6 (309) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark coppery burnt orange color with minimal head with minimal lacing. Prominent pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg aromas. Spicy flavors that starts out mildly sweet but continues into a more bitter cinnamon flavor. Actually quite dry toward the end with prominent cinnamon. Moderate carbonation with dry mouthfeel. LIttle hop presence detectable, but maybe some lemon/lime peel. Medium bitter finish. This is an excellent pumpkin with more focus on the spice than most similar versions.
misrahi (31) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of a bottle on 10/12. As someone who isn’t a fan of pumpkin ales traditionally, this was one was very well balanced in terms of spice, sweetness, and overall pumpkin-esque taste. The butternut seems to offer a creaminess that meshes well with the spice. Best non-imperial pumpkin I’ve had yet.
jefcon (1205) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have to give some respect to this pumpkin ale. It is predominantly spicy, with lots of nutmeg and cinnamon on the nose. It is ridiculously long on the palate and full and rich and all that is good in beer. It is startlingly interesting with notes of pumpkin and American hops and full harvest grains in the background. The spices give it a cutting taste which renders extra alcohol unnecessary.