maxwelldeux (2703) - Spokane, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a fairly thick pillowy white head on it. Nose is filled with a lot more citrus than I expected, which I like; I can get some of the subtler spices in there, mostly clove. Taste is slightly sweet, but is cut well with a bit of sourness to balance it out. One of the better pumpkin beers I’ve had.
ryanscourt (460) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice and smooth. Good pumpkin flavors but a little too much of something, nutmeg.
novice101 (103) - - SEP 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is probably the worst pumpkin ale that I have tried, it taste just what I would expect a bud light to taste if they added pumpkin flavor and a bit of spice. Pours a light yellow/orange color with a bit of fizz as a head.
Markm2151 (279) - toledo, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nutmeg baking spices and lots of pumpkin on both aroma and palate. Alcohol is noticeable without being intense
catface5326 (58) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden orange pour from the tap with a sweet mild pumpkin tastes. Standard pumpkin ale.
DrSilverworm (4017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2013 12oz bottle. Clear orange color. Head completely fades to minimal. Nose is all nutmeg spice and wheat, no pumpkin. Soft, soda like carbonation, lighter body. Moderate sweet taste, and spicy in the finish. Mostly just watery. I thought I’d give this one a second chance, given how popular it is. Still just as unimpressive as I remembered.
12oz bottle, from my local Trader Joe’s. Labeled KBC Pumpkin ale, was later merged into this entry. I thought it was completely different than Shipyard’s pumpkin beer, though. Mostly clear golden yellow orange color. Thin off-white head, no lace really sticks. Nice pumpkin pie / sugar cookie nose. Really nice spice profile in this. I really enjoy the cinnamon, brown sugar flavors. Barely any real pumpkin flavor, but I don’t care, the spices used in this are wonderful. Like a cinnamon sugar cookie, chased with a pumpkin muffin. Only complaint is that it’s a bit watered down. I’d love a concentrated imperial version of this. Light to medium body. Carbonation is crisp, but a little stronger. Moderate bitter taste, some sweet, and some solid spiciness. A lot better than expected. 7/3/7/3/13
Earlier Rating: 8/12/2012 Total Score: 2.6
12oz bottle, best by: 1/13. Thin white head, clear light orange color. Bubbles on the side of the glass. Head fades to virtually nothing. Noticeable spiced pumpkin aroma. Some orange-soda aroma. Sharper carbonation. Aroma is kind of light, watered down, but satisfying. Light sweet, spicy taste. Kind of a fizzy macro feel, but enough flavor to satisfy, still. Decent pumpkin, but there’s way better out there. Call it a gateway pumpkin beer.
Cavie (3548) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy pikapp327. Pours a cloudy orange color with a slight white head. Aroma is cinnamon, fall spices, all spice and pumpkin. Flavor is spicy, pumpkin and perhaps some other spices. Finishes a but sweet.
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Jrwhitney6 (195) - - SEP 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a very clear, gold color with a tinge of orange...lighter in color than other pumpkins. Great nose characteristic of pumpkins - cinnamon, spice, and a touch of malt. Taste is ok - the sweetness and spices come out, but it lacks any real beer backbone. It's ok, but not a pumpkin I will be buying again.
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monk191 (607) - California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
An ok pumpkin beer. Pours a nice clear orange with little head. Smells nice, like pumpkin and spices, apple cinnamon. Taste however is lacking. Starts off with a bit of pumpkin, but then tastes empty. Too watery, and not enough alcohol. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dlihcsnatas (197) - Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
1.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Great aroma of spices but when poured into the glass it had no head at all and looked very clear for a wheat and weak. Taste was mostly of spices with very little pumpkin flavor to go with it. Thin, not much mouth feel to it. So not planning to have this for Halloween this year. Actually not really planning on having this one again ever.