rangerred (861) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle into a snifter.
Pours a slightly hazy dark orange with a thin cap for a head that fades into a ring around the side of the glass. Not really any lacing to speak of.
Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and graham cracker. A very pleasant fall spiciness and really captures the pumpkin pie aroma perfectly. Not overtly spicy whatsoever.
Flavor is very near perfection. Some squashy-ness up front quickly followed by a healthy wallup of cinnamon and nutmeg. A quick shot of vanilla along with some whipped cream but the spices hold strong. Never do they become overwhelming but rather quite nicely balance with everything else. Bitterness is extremely light and nearly imperceptible. This beer is just a touch sweet and not a sugar bomb like so many pumpkin beers. A nice, dry finish with just a hint of warmth from the alcohol.
Overall, one of the best pumpkin beers out there. Very well balanced and not sweet at all. I could honestly drink a couple of these in a sitting. One to pick up every year.
troyc (2214) - Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Pours orange in color with a large white head. Nose is of pumkin pie spices and caramel malts. Tastes of ginger, cloves, nutmeg and pumpkin. Creamy mouthfeel. Lingering sweet and mulled spice finish. Nice! Tasting notes from 2012.
zvikar (2835) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting Mastikim. Pours orange deep with a small head, aroma of Pumpkin, cinnamon, Pumpkin cake and carrot, flavor of Pumpkin and Pumpkin cake, carrot, allspice and cinnamon, medium bodied.
patrick767 (3402) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - Pours light red/amber with a very small head. It has a heavy spice aroma with cinnamon and nutmeg the most obvious to me. It’s sweet, spicy, medium bodied, and pretty good.
fiercepanda (454) - Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A reddish orange beer with hardly any head. The aroma is pumpkin and lots of cinnamon. The flavor is like dough and pumpkin pie.
llcooldave (1032) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very pumpkiny! Slightly hazy copper orange in color. Solid aroma of pumpkin pie with a hint of caramel. Spicy notes upfront with clean malt and pumpkin flavor. Followed by a nice herbal bitterness. Overall i’m not big on pumpkin ales but this one is nice. Hat tip to BarZigKin for sharing.
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Mastikim. Thanks zvikar. Amber. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and honey cookies notes. Pretty sweet flavor with pumpkin, honey and spices. Medium-bodied.
John25 (202) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark orange with light brown and amber. The aroma is all pumpkin pie, brown sugar, and light cinnamon. The taste follows suit but, it's more mellow than most pumpkin beers. This one is a smooth pumpkin beer. Even though it's on the desert side, it's not too much in any way. Rich, malty, tasty and very drinkable. Not bad.
dliberto (81) - Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank from bottle. A good pumpkin beer but the smell and taste of cinnamon is a little overwhelming. Everything else about this beer is done really well. Good desert beer
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Pours a dark copper ale with a single finger of tan foam which falls quickly to a sheet of the same. Spotty lacing.
S: Cinnamon and nutmeg up front with some sweet graham crust smells. Light pumpkin meat.
T: Lots of squash flavor, some sweet cheery like flavor with the spices.
M: Medium on thin body with soft carbonation leaving a slightly wet finish.
O: this is quite pumpkin foward. I can’t recall a beer I have had previously with so much pumpkin/vegetable flavor. I like how the spices were played here, would almost like to throw a dollop of whipped cream in here.
Serving type: bottle
GreatDane1632 (145) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2014 Bottle acquired through a trade with Strykzone, Thanks Dave! -- Pours a nice ruddy brown with just a bit of head. The aroma is amazing, it smells just like my grandma’s homemade pumpkin pie tastes! The flavor follows the nose almost identically although the flavor leaves me a little wanting, wish it was a little fuller. Body is pleasant. Overall I would very much like to drink this straight through fall and winter. I really like this beer.