luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Beer is light golden brown with an average-sized, white, frothy, mostly and rapidly diminishing head. The aroma is attractive. First impression on the nose comes from the winter spices—heavy nutmeg, moderate ginger (think ginger ale), clove and a light note of cinnamon—it’s kind of cola-like; Malty with a light note of toasted grain, caramel and cookie; Yeasty with a moderate note of dough. Not much pumpkin, but I really dig on the spice blend. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic with an average-length, lightly sweet, lightly acidic finish. Between the retro’s redolent spices and the flavor balance, I’m reminded of ginger ale as this goes down. The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively. I like this one a lot; it’s not blindingly complex or challenging, but It’s totally quaffable.
Marsiblursi (3028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottle) Clear light amber/yellow with a very fast decreasing white head. Vegetables like sugarpees. Christmas spices. Malty and fruity aroma with some spices. A smell of honey melon (pumpkin?). Some cinamon and cardemom. Hazelnut cream. Sweet and stale flavour. Ripe bananas. Pretty small body with a light spicyness.
SudsMcDuff (5941) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
i’ve had one tiny taste of pumpkin before in my life but it reminds me of butternut.(A common vegetable in South Africa it makes a very tasty soup).....strange smell, not off putting but....small ring from head...light orange colour...intresting taste, not bad, after afew it starts to suck, but one at a time every now and again ..not to bad..i’d love to try a Really really good pumpkin ale just to taste the difference..
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2007 Bottle. Pours clear light golden with a large white head that quickly disappears, and vigorous carbonation. Aroma is like pumpkin pie---pumpkin plus sweet spices, mainly cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Seems to alternate between strong whiffs and a weak, metallic undertone. Flavor starts out similarly, maybe with a little more pumpkin, but quickly bottoms out into a weak, watery finish with lingering ginger and metal. Decent.
Ibrew2or3 (7101) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2006 On tap @ the Mellow Mushroom in Tampa. Pours clear golden in color with thin white head. The aroma at first seemed like bubble gum. Then some of the pumpkin and spice started to show through. The flavor was similar to the aroma. I taste sweet bubble gum, some pumpkin, cabbage and some other spices (maybe cinnamon and or nutmeg). I really don’t taste anything resembling hops. Interesting taste but not very pumpkin like. A bit of a disappointment.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
From a 12 oz. twist cap brown bottle, a stamped coded freshness date on the lower portion of bottle, fall ’06 release.
Poured a clear slightly orangey pale lager golden with a foamy white head that settled into a thin lacing.
Artificial pumpkin pie flavoring aroma, cinnamon and pie spices.
Good carbonation, too much for my personal taste, and a watery smooth light bodied mouthfeel.
Bland, dry mix, extract tasting, thin sweet malts, pie spices and a artificial pumpkin filling flavor that you find with cheap pastries in the snack section at gas/convenience stores, and a sweet malty with watery pie spices finish.
I like the other beers I’ve tried from Shipyard, but this was disappointing. I have five bottles left, trade anyone?
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2006
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
smells and land taste slike apple sauce. looks pale and watery orange. not very pumpkinesque. i taste some nutmeg and some cinnamon but it really taste more like and applesauc ebeer
anders37 (17566) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Sweet aroma with lots of cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg and ginger. Sweet malty pumpkin pie flavor. Sweet malty finish with lots of spices in the aftertaste.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pale amber with low bubbly white head. Sweet and dull aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and soap with notes of ginger. Thin and rasther sweet flavour of cinnamon, cloves and caramel. Thin bodied with strong carbonation...lifeless palate. Light soapy aftertaste with notes of sweet spices. Agh...this is pretty awful
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2006
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle pours a golden yellow with no head. Pumpkin, cinamon, clove, and pepper come lightly off the nose which may hint at a decent beer, but at first sip, all of that is gone. Very light pumpkin flavor and spices touch the tongue and leave a bland lager flavor. By the end of the glass, this is hardly drinkable.