scluffman (16) - Excelsior, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Creamy, off-white head that hangs around a bit before turning thin. Aromas are pumpkin pie spices. Light-medium bodied with modest carbonation. Somewhat watery palate with a lingering spicy finish. Modest carbonation.
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12-oz bottle shared by scuffman, pours a light golden pale blonde brew with a fast dissolving white head. Leaves behind a white film, slight ring and spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, a strong nutmeg presence, some sweet pumpkin filling and a touch of cinnamon. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with flavors of pumpkin filling, multi-grain malt, some sugar and nutmeg spice. Finish is semi-sweet, with a nutmeg aftertaste. The 2007 vintage is a much improvement over last year’s.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Nice orangish golden color. Smell reminds me of Tang and spices - similar to spiced cider. Tastes like watery pumpkin. Needs more oomph for me. Easy to drink but needs to step it up quite a bit.
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - AUG 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cinnamony nutmeg pumpkin aroma. Average yellow color. Very light nutmeg flavor, mild and unadventurous overall.
lb4lb (2570) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light yellow pale lager looking pour with just a bit of white head that doesn’t last. Smell is like pumpkin pie, with nutmeg and a metallic smell as well. Not over the top, but pumpkin is noticeable. Very light bodied beer and equally mildly flavored, and slightly undercarbonated for sure. Easy drinking, but not full flavored to really be great. My first pumpkin beer, and it at least made me interested in trying out some more similar to this.
Shag (2655) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden color with a moderate white head. The aroma contains pumpkin, ginger, and cinammon. This one doesnt seem to contain much in the malt department so you get smacked in the face with the pumpkin flavor. This is like a blonde ale with a crap load of pumpkin and spices thrown in. The mouthfeel is a little buttery though. Overall not bad for a pumpkin beer but not complex in the least.
tangentrider (144) - Alabama, USA - AUG 6, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden beer with a small, disappearing white head. Aroma is musky--a bit like socks. Flavor is very thin, with too much bite. The finish is slightly sweet, but almost non-existent.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The Dan Journal #51. Tasted 10/22/06. Final selection from the autumn tasting. 12oz bottle. Bright and golden. Spicy citrus aromas. Honey melon. Medium bodied with an apple cider palate. Similar flavors. Cloying finish. Not my favorite pumpkin.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Woof. Hate this beer. Brownish amber with an off white head. Tastes like a mash of sweet potato, pumpkin pie, gingerbread, and cinnamon. All that’s missing is the turkey, the cranberry and the green bean casserole and you would have Thanksgiving in a bottle! Far too sweet and in-your-face with the pumpkin.
fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden color, poor head. To me this is simply a very ordinary Golden Ale, without character, with a light cinnamon aroma and flavor, as it is often associated to pumkin recipes.