hickboyg8 (9) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
It seems that everyone has a pumpkin beer these days and from July until November stores are inundated with these beers that seem to think that cramming copious amounts of nutmeg and allspice laced with grandmommas perfume somehow makes a good beer ( yes I am looking at you Southern Tier). You try these potpourri beers one after the other hoping that somewhere someone will make pumpkin beer that will not end with an asthma attack. You think maybe it's just not possible to make a pumpkin beer that is drinkable and then you taste the Selinsgrove pumpkin ale and it's.... Smooth, creamy, semi sweet, semi spicy... Just like a good pumpkin pie. You taste something... It's good... You cannot quite place it but you know you want more.
ReggieDunlap (2898) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque orange/amber with a creamy medium tan head...nice retention. Aroma is subdued probably due to the tight nitro head but has light doughy malts...caramel and faint graham, creamy pumpkin and well balanced spices...cinnamon, clove. Mouthfeel is light/medium and very creamy with a lightly spiced pumpkiny finish.
bierkitty (148) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful pour with a lovely creamy head of nitrogen. The flavor was mostly pumpkin with a bit of nutmeg and pumpkin pie spicing, (not much cinnamon. I was expecting something a little more adventurous but all in all it’s not a bad beer..
Ernesto987 (3233) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
on nitro which was a bummer. I prefer more carbonation. Tons of spices that are subtle so you get this very energy complex flavoring, good pumpkin flavoring, one of the best
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro at Selin’s Grove last weekend. Served in a pint glass. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a rusty orange-amber with a decent-sized off-white head that falls fairly quickly and doesn’t leave much lacing, especially considering the serving type. The nose brings some really nice pumpkin pie character with a bit of spice and sweetness. Integrated spices with nothing over the top. The flavor carries this through. Mouthfeel is what really makes this beer. The nitro delivery is brilliant and the spices are just right through the finish. Great medium body and smooth carbonation. Really well done.
orangesol (604) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on nitro-tap at Selin’s Grove into a pint. Paired with a bowl of pumpkin soup. Such a good combo.
A - Pours a deep orange with a strong, creamy, two finger white head that leaves light lacing down the entire glass.
S - Light spices add a nice complement to all that pumpkin aroma. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and all the other pumpkin pie spices you would imagine are in this one. A very nice balance.
T - The spices dominate this one. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and all the other spices help warm the pallet. The pumpkin flavors are ever present but don’t come to the forefront until the finish. A great balance off spices and pumpkin.
M - Heavy flavor with a medium body and excellent carbonation. Very creamy feel on the pallet. The flavors are strong but don’t linger for very long.
D - The strong spices bring it down a few notches but it is still a very enjoyable pumpkin offering. One of the best pumpkin beers I have ever had.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours dark orange with a half an inch of thick creamy foam. There’s a faint hint of pumpkin on the nose. The pumpkin is more prominent on the tongue with a cinnamon vibe on the finish. Solid example of the style.
jar72404 (426) - USA - OCT 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at brewpub. Dark orange with thick cream head. Aroma is surprisingly faint. Flavor is predominantly pumpkin (unlike most pumpkins which are spice-dominated), with nice butter/creaminess and cinnamon. Very rich and delicious.
bigrond (1435) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
not the best pumkin beer I’ve ever had but this one was pretty good. Nice subtle aroma and a smooth drinkable body. Easy finish
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro tap at pub. Dark amber color with a frothy white head. Nose exhibits crust, light spice and pumpkin, and a dose of sweetness from the yeast-heavy house character. Flavor has stronger grain bitterness, minor dough and allspice, very little pumpkin and a bit thin. Creamy body, bit heavy for the lighter profile, at least until pumpkin begins finishing at room temp.