BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2005
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2005 Aroma is splendid, perhaps the best of a pumpkin ale I’ve come across. Just like worn by the women of Egypt such as Nefertiti the queen -- the aroma boasts of high-quality ladie’s perfume. Appearance is nice and solid, impressive for a Halloween offering. Flavor is similar to the aroma but much more along the lines of conventional pumpkin; could use more hops for backup, and perhaps some additional malt. Spritely and bubbly in the mouth, as if to toast the fattening holidays to come. One of the better pumpkin brews for sure!
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Yellow-Orage color with small white head. Very carbonated. Aroma is very spicy, pumpkin and cinnamon. Flavor similar. Lighter look than I expected but the flavor is full and delicious. Of course I love the style, so others may disagree with me.
rlgk (16886) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Golden, small white head. Cinnamon aroma, ginger, wheat and some cherry notes. Flavor brings pumpkin, cinnamon, sweetish, quite different but not that bad.
omhper (22723) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Clear golden. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon and gingersnaps. Sweet with fizzy, rounded mouthfeel, low bitterness. The spices makes in interesting, but the mouthfeel is not very attractive.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice pumpkin spice aroma. Flavor is thin and somewhat watery. Taste reminds me of soda water with some pumpkin flavor added. High carbonation with little head.
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear and yellow-gold. Very spritzy; light body. Spicy-sweet nose. Interesting aromas. Roasted pumpkin seed sweetness. Notes of apples and cinnamon.
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank it from the bottle. Burst of nutmeg and pumpkin instantly.. then tapered off. The taste lingered pleasantly until the next sip. Not overpowering at all. Of all the pumpkin brews this season this one takes the whole pie. Try this horse-humper and see what I mean.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark yellow, hint of orange color, white head, lovely aroma of nutmeg and pumpkin, flavor separated this one from the rest of the punpkin beers i have tried, most are heavy on the spice and have some sort of an acidic bite, this ones flavors were more reminiscent of a cold slice of pumpkin pie with just a slight amount of spice in the finish. Quite enjoyable in my opinion.
jcwattsrugger (11893) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a thin white head, color is clear gold-yellow. Aroma is cinnamon, pumpkin, grain. Taste follows with a lively effervescence, but finishes a bit thin/watery.
OldGrowth (3118) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ the Horseshoe pub. Ok nose, Like pumpkin soup or pie. Pumpkin, brown sugar, nutmeg, little yeasty sourdough. Clean lite orange color, good head that faded quickly. Sweet spiced flavors, like aroma with pumpkin and nutmegthe most dominant flavors. Lite body, lite slippery mouthfeel, spiced finish that fades. Alright beer, but could of used more body.