sebletitje (9078) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of tilley4
This one belongs up there with the best of pumpkin beers, and certainly is in my top 5 for the pumpkin style.
Pours copper - orange with white head.
Aroma is of course of pumpkin with a blend of other spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove) with light caramel. Overall everything, it left a nice sweet nose.
Taste, not flooded with pumpkin but really well balanced with the other spices so none really come more across than the other. The mouthfeel was amazing with a light dough / butter cream palate enhanced by the spices, mostly cinnamon.
Medium carbonation with nice tingly palate and a warming after taste.
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle received via trade with Mr. Rain (thanks!). Poured amber/orange with a little bit of carbonation. Aroma is excellent, nutmeg, clove, pepper and of course a little pumpkin as well. Flavor also well done, rich and thick mouthfeel and almost like taking a bite of fresh pie. This is probably the closest pumpkin beer I’ve had that could pass for the true flavor of pumpkin pie. Give this one a try if you can get it.
TearsforBeers (183) - Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to beastiefan2k!
Rating from memory, unfortunately can’t find my notes on it…
Aroma – fantastic, pumpkin, spices, beer
Pours orange amber, good
Taste – so good! Great beer + pumpkin pie = glory
Mouthfeel – rich and smooth
Overall, this is the best pumpkin beer I’ve had.
Ratman197 (13088) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Beastiefan2k poured a clear dark orange with a lingering ring of light amber foam. Aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, light carmel and light pumpkin. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and a hint of pumpkin with a smooth spiced finish.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle, with thanks to Gregis. Pours a clear golden orange, with a quickly dissipating tan head, minimal retention and lacing. Aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon, and allspice. Flavor is more of the same, with more sweetness. Interesting, but lacking more dimension than I’d hope, although not surprising since its a Pumpkin. Decent for the style, but finding I’m not a huge fan of this genre. Thanks Greg!
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2008
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best pumpkins I’ve tested. You can nicely taste the pumpkin; not mild but not overpowering or too sweet. Nice overall brew. The only other pumpkin that I’ve found similar is Weyerbacher.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange-red body, thin cream head. Pumpkin spice nose, sweet and sugary. Body with potent cinnamon, caked nutmeg and pumpkin. Robust and rich without being syrupy. Good.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours average amber with an aroma of nutmeg pie. Flavor is a nice slice of pumpkin pie, with nutmeg sprinkled on top. Watery mouthfeel. I drink more of this.
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pumpkin spice overpowers most!!!
Pumpkin spice aroma, spice, wheat, hops.
Pours a light orange, slowly carbonating head.
Flavor: Pumpkin, spice, weird plastic, and a wheaty hop finish.
Palate is watery and not to pleasing.
beastiefan2k (3506) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with small head that quickly recedes into a halo lacing. Color is clear dark orange-copper. Aroma is rather hefty with at first a hit of allspice. Then comes a little bit of a candied Christmas tree. Some light biscuit/pie crust in there as well. Taste is more of an even flow with the pie crust and allspice. Long aftertaste of spices (clove very vibrant). Mouthfeel is average but I with all the pie crust I would like a fuller body to go with the beer. With 8% I would have liked a slightly less attenuated brew.
12oz bottled on 9/10/08, New Belgium Snifter/Goblet glass.