superspak (3960) - Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 9/2/2012. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, brown sugar, wheat, toasted bread, and herbal/spice earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of pumpkin/spices and light-moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, brown sugar, wheat, toasted bread, and herbal/spice earthiness. Light herbal/spice bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, brown sugar, wheat, toasted bread, and herbal/spice earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of pumpkin/spices and light-moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a nice pumpkin/spiced pale wheat ale style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of pumpkin/spices and light-moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
neurbob (102) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2015
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Branded as KBC. Light copper clear pour, moderate foamy head. Aroma is pumpkin spice, pumpkin bread. Pumpkin bread flavor, subtle hop bite. Moderately carbonated. Obviously sessionable, not sure why you would.
BlackBeerPG (145) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taste is crisp, nutmeg, pumpkin spices, cinnamon, sweet nose, Gold in color, medium lite body.
joeneugs (4833) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s labeled KBC. It pours a super clear pale gold color with a small off white head. The aroma has nice squash notes with some cinnamon. The flavor has apple, cinnamon, light squash and light acidity with a little pepper in the finish. Very pleasant and dry with a little cinnamon. Good.
BucannonXC5 (1214) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Modern Times pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Oct. 15, 2015
Consumed: Oct. 15, 2015
Poured a honey, golden, pale, clear color with a finger of rocky, greyish head that dissipated about as quick as I poured it. Average amount of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Poor lacing on the sides of the glass. Poor retention. (Sight - 2.50)
Smelled pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, pumpkin pie, red apple cider, honey graham cracker and carrot cake. (Smell - 3.50)
Taste wasn’t quite as good, but still the obvious pumpkin flavors. Getting cinnamon stick, sugary pumpkin spice, apple cider, carrot cake and cinnamon graham cracker. (Taste - 3.25)
Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Abrupt, water finish. (Feel - 3.25)
This wasn’t as terrible as I thought it was going to be. I am a sucker for pumpkin beers, but this wasn’t bad, especially for the price. (Overall - 3.25)
3.27 75 B-
tekstr1der (287) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not sure how this ended up in my mouth. Knowing it was about as commercial, girl-oriented as it gets for an "ale", I still picked up a single. Shipyard has some truly decent brews, but this is not amongst them.
Pale amber pour with no head. Smells of alcoholic scents of pumpkin pie spices. Smell itself seems fake. Tastes pretty much the same, with almost an adjunct beer quality.
This stuff is barely palatable. Worst of its genre.
Worsenma (66) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Really not your typical pumpkin ale. Very light with just a hint of pumpkin. Would prefer a typical pumpkin ale but this was pretty easy drinking.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rougeau13 (2300) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tastes like nutmeg pumpkin soda. Clear amber with an off-white head. Candy corn and pumpkin spice aroma. Kind of soda or candy-like. Light bodied and slightly fizzy.
damzz (401) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear orange yellow with a white head that quickly dissipates leaving a thin ring and no lacing. Nose is faint spice with a taste to match. Body is light medium. Alc is 4.5% not 5.1%. 12 oz bottle with a twist off cap
arn8897 (263) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Aromas of pumpkin and citrus. Taste the same with a lot of floral flavors in the finish. Not very pleasant finish. Didn’t really care for this.