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.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: pumpkin and apple spice, little bit of whipped cream, and custard
Appearance: golden brown-orange, small head, lacing
Flavor: lots of pumpkin pie, cinnamon, and apple spices, like a pie, whipped cream, with a little malty/hoppiness but this not too overwhelming
Palate: smooth and creamy, nice spicy aftertaste
Overall: YUM! Would have gotten a growler, expect itís on nitro.
KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nitro tap @ Brewpub. we made a special trip just to try this and it was well worth it, not as good as southern tierís pumking, but still great.. amber body with great creamy head... aroma of pumpkin and vanilla... body is very creamy and smooth, light... low alcohol content... overall very tasty and easy to drink.. well balanced spices and pumpkin flavor
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating #1200. On tap at Selinís Grove. Pours clear amber with a big tan nitro head. Aroma that reminds me more of apple pie than pumpkin. Spice seems to be all cinnamon (maybe a bit of ginger) with some nice sweetness that isnít overbearing. Cinnamon flavor with hints of allspice and ginger, a bit of sweet malt and a clean semi-dry finish. Awesome beer and it seems that simplicity is the key. Easily the best nitro beer Iíve ever had.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a cloudy orange body with an off-white peppered head. The aroma is fresh cut pumpkin that is nicely, but not overly spiced. Just enough to complement but not take away from the pumpkin. The flavor is the same way. Big, fresh pumpkin meat with a little spice. The most natural tasting pumpkin anything Iíve ever had!!
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Brewpub. Pours hazy orange with an small beige head. Aroma is pumpkin; fresh pumpkin, like you just stuck your head into a freshly carved pumpkin. Hints a spices are evident, but not over done. This is a very natural pumpkin taste, and it makes all other pumpkin beers look bad. Perfect amounts of nutmeg, and cinnamon. Extremely drinkable and very impressive!
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nitro. Of course. Aroma of pumpkin pie; mellow spices, sweet pumpkin, and, call me crazy, but I smelled whipped cream too. Either it was there and awesome, or the rest of it was so pumpkin-pie like that my mind just automatically added it, so a plus either way. Flavor is, as I wrote, ííholy crap. pumpkin pie.íí The nitro REALLY works well with this one, giving it a creamy texture that is the final straw in separating from th rest of the pumpkins. Excellent.
kramer (5828) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Multiple pints, at brewpub. Pours a clear orangish copper under a creamy one inch nitrogenated off-white head. The spicing is incredible on the nose, the usual cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg, with a little caramel malt, and fresh scooped pumpkin meat. Reminded me of a fresh baked pumpkin whoopie pie. The flavor is much more subtle with the spices, just light cinnamon and allspice with lots of meaty pumpkin on the finish. The most distinctive pumpkin beer as far as conveying the pumpkin flavor instead of the usual hodgepodge of pie spices. Mouthfeel is incredibly creamy with the nitrogen serving method. In general Iím not a huge fan of nitro, but it was great the way it worked with this beer. Overall, easily the best pumpkin beer Iíve ever had, this made Weyerbacherís Imperial Pumkin look like crap. Very natural tasting.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 23, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft, Selinís Grove Brewing Co. Pours a hazy, golden-orange color; off-white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Wonderful, generous aroma: shows (oddly enough) the mild, raspberry- and cherry-tinged tartness of the Phoenix Kriek, but melded with an excellent, soft spicing of cinnamon and nutmeg; just a gorgeous aroma and unlike anything Iíve ever smelled; pumpkin pie and kriek. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: dense, warm pumpkin pie spicing and graham cracker maltiness upfront; not overly sticky or roughly spiced at all; generous, beautiful pumpkin ale, with some dried red fruits and more pumpkin and cinnamon coming through at mid-palate; immensely dense for 4.5%. I could drink buckets of this. Medium, cinnamon, nutmeg, and toasty grains in the finish.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2011 Draft at Selins Grove Brewpub. Pours an amber body with a creamy vanilla head. Huge lush cinnamon notes, like smelling a cinnamon shaker. Pumpkin pie, and vanilla nitrogenous like notes. Creamy whip body with a beautiful cinnamon spiced accent. This beer is phenomenal, it completely blew me away, at 5% per the menu, i couldnít believe the body that this one had. I had to have myself another and if the brewpub didnít close at midnight boy i would have been in trouble. Its very rare to find so much quality flavor with such a full body and yet have so little alcohol influence. Absolutely 100% the best beer iíve had in this style. This blows away any other pumpkin beer iíve had to date by a landslide. So so so good! 4.7
2011 ~6 pints
Nitro. Pours a deep amber toned lightly crimson bruin body with a 3/4 tan heady tone with light retention n almost no retention. Aromatically all pumpkin, cinnamon, lighter squash tones a hint of cardamine n softer herbal vegetative tones. Very soft body nitrogenous n soft creamy toned body very subtle yet complex. Huge flavorful burst of cinnamon upfront, not sweet as one might expect but more so sharp spicy without being hot so to speak. Softly toning down to squash/pumpkin tones. A hint of seed n spice to finish light lingering/tingling cinnamon. Delicous n incredibly quaffable. A solid pumpkin ale n morre. 4.3