pjames317 (93) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep, dark amber/cherry wood color. Decent carbonation and head retention for a pumpkin. Have been somewhat underwhelmed by Schlafly offerings, so was looking forward to sampling this much-heralded fall seasonal. Aromas of cinnamon, apple pie crust, rice pudding, clove. This honestly reminds me more of apple pie than pumpkin pie. A bit misleading, but I don’t mind since it is quite tasty. Tastes like cinnamon apple sauce, baked apples (think...cobbler dessert), cinnamon stick and to a lesser extent nutmeg, clove and gourd. Fantastic dessert beer with a nice spiced, tingly aftertaste.
Onslow (1276) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Deep reddish brown brew with small head. Fince aroma of pumpkin spice, maybe some squash and pumpkin itself. Taste is full bodied, somewhat sweet at the start with a restrained spie finish (restrained is good, IMO.) Very rich and full bodied. A little boozey but otherwise a real treat.
evergreen0199 (2518) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from City Swiggers, New York, NY. A dark orange/amber coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Pumpkin, spice, nutmeg, cinammon aroma. Tastes similar, pumpkin, spice, nutmeg, cinnamon. A rich tasting pumpkin number, I really enjoyed this one.
Frank (3534) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a very cinnamon-centric take on the style. It is actually better than most Schlafly beers but that’s honestly not saying much. It is a perfectly clear brownish orange color w/ a small white head. It smells more like apple pie than pumpkin pie to me as there is a very strong apple aroma to go along w/ the cinnamon--nor sure what cases that but I have noticed it in other spiced beers as well. This is a pretty full bodied beer and somewhat creamy w/ mild carbonation. The flavor is light and only offers some earthy hops to go along w/ the spice. Overall, not a bad take on the style even though the heavy apple note is a little wierd.
Austin_Ripper (63) - Iowa, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
You can taste both the pumpkin and butternut squash without one overpowering the other too much. Was very surprised to find out it was a 8%, so it should keep for over 6 months if you feel like drinking this early next year.
BierMeHoos (383) - Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Justin's Cafe in Navy Yard, DC. Dark amber and thick, nice white head. Aroma of pumpkin pie. Malt, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, light dough, light bitterness and crisp taste. I'm usually not a pumpkin fan but this one is really good. Definitely worth it.
decaturstevo (5535) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange/copper pour with watery white head and lace. Aroma is pumpkin pie spices and pumpkin. Flavor mirrors aroma with no noticeable hop presence. A tad thin and watery to me but still solid
wmhrick (2) - USA - SEP 30, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma was interesting and inviting. The appearance of the beer was as expected, but on the good side of average. The taste its self had its different notes that were hit on the nose. The palate was surprising, a pumpkin beer that tasted like pumpkin pie, that still had the good bitter notes to keep it from being a desert.
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with red streaks in the light with a small light khaki head, some lacing. Smells of warm pumpkin pie spices. Well balanced taste of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, brown sugar, pumpkin, malts, and butternut squash. Spices and medium texture up front with yummy pie middle that finishes semi - dry. Excellent pumpkin ale.
EyeAmBaldman (407) - Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber with a thick off white head that dissipates quickly and leaves almost no lacing in the glass. Aroma is sweet with nutmeg spices. Taste is sweet on the back end with a ton of pumpkin spices, nutmeg and cinnamon. A little bitter at first but a nice pumpkin flavor. Finally Schlafly does something right.