rangerred (989) - 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.
mstrcrwly (666) - New York, USA - JUN 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle dated 8/14 courtesy of Strykzone,poured into a tulip glass..amber/rusty pour with a fluffy off white head..aroma of pumpkin,nutmeg,
cinnamon..more malt forward than pumpkin forward,with the pumpkin and spices along for the ride..not a big fan of pumpkin beers but this one is the best I’ve had so far..really good.
MadRobin (2392) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap half pint at Bradley's Food and Beverage in Bethesda, MD.
Clear, reddish brown with a khaki head and good lacing.
Aroma of pumpkin pie with all the usual spices, caramel and pumpkin fruit.
Taste of a delicious pumpkin pie with an abundance of pumpkin fruit blended nicely with all the usual pie spices. I'm detecting a little caramel and peach as well.
Medium body and medium/high carbonization.
An excellent "liquid pumpkin pie."
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. Tasted some time near the fall of 2012 from a capped 12oz bottle. Pours deep, dark orange with an average tan head that leaves thin lace. The nose is just like a spiced pumpkin pie, plenty of cinnamon, nutmeg, and baked pumpkin. The flavor is has a lot of additional caramel malt that is a bit sweeter than I would like, but tastes like a pumpkin pie otherwise with some bitterness from the baking spices. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long spiced pumpkin finish.
JBPortland (1177) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle pours dark clear ruby red with a finger of foam. Nose is all spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and pumpkin pie with a hint of fruity malt. Palate is more malt forward with some semi-sweet and bitter medicinal cherry fruit notes coupled with heavy handed "pumpkin" spice. A hint of vegetal gourd. Finish is bitter thick malty fruit sweetness, spices galore. Doesn’t do anything new or anything exceptional in the pumpkin beer category. Nose is the best part.
PriorL (2775) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled @ “Exclusive S&G Tasting: Special guest 77ships”. APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, small unstable off white head.
NOSE: gingerbread, peppercake, cinnemon, pepper in general.
TASTE: about the same uni dimensional thing.
jndell15 (10) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best pumpkin beer I’ve ever had around these parts. Classic pumpkin pie spices and warm, round finish. YUM
LuckyDog (614) - - NOV 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the better pumpkin ales I’ve tried. Spices. Smooth. I don’t want a lot of it, but good.
TH28 (251) - - NOV 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance is deep brown with minimal off white foam cap. Aroma is an intense pumpkin pie spicing of allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Vanilla also stands out. Taste is a rich caramel malt with vanilla, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. Mouthfeel is moderate with a slight creaminess and low carbonation. Finishes with a lingering spice flavor of nutmeg and cinnamon.
cbfobes (2686) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at ribco, pours a clear dark reddish brown with a very thin off white head, aroma had a nice amount of cinnamon mixed in with pumpkin spice and vanilla, flavor had a good amount of spice but its not overdone, really nice stuff.
Jethro6191 (494) - Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange with a creamy off-white head. Pumpkin pie aroma. The flavor is very sweet with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and allspice. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Light to medium body with a high level of carbonation. Very tasty, one of the better pumpkin beers I have had this year.