puzzl (3231) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think this beer is way underated. Sure, the pour is pale as hell, with little head, and the aroma isnít exactly special, with a little spiciness and pumpkin, but the flavor really excels with tons of autumn spice: nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin. Interesting too are the little black flecks in the head... obviously some of that spice. Palate is real nice, though a tad soapy, maybe. Anyway, this is probably the best pumpkin Iíve had, save Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin.
TomDecapolis (4384) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 19, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is the lightest pouring Pumpkin ale Iíve had so far and Iíve sampled quite a few. Clear golden with a slight, very slight hint of orange. Head was small and went away fast. Aroma is nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin. Actually more pumpkin in the aroma than some others Iíve had. But something was lacking. Flavor is cinnamon up front, like tasting a stick of Big Red gum. When that settles out the tail end is ok, but still covers up the pumpkin and no real taste of pumpkin pie either like some pumpkin ales have. Oh well Iím on a quest this fall to try all the pumpkin ales I see. This one is on the low end for sure.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2005
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
cinnamon, spice, pumpkin, a bit thin, not bad, not great, cinnamony poupourri beer?
echardcore (1) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2005 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
whats going on here?!?! why does this say malt on the label?? that made me an angry drunk.
drazil91 (41) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drinkable but disappointing, not enough head, and not enough pumpkin. I expected more pumpkin or pumpkin spice or aroma.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2005
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This was the weakest pumpkin I tasted this year. Thankfully my father-in-law ;ikes it??? He thinks I am great for giving him rthe last 4. Donít bother.
Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had the Blue Moon Pumpkin the night before this, and I think this was the loser of the comparison. Yellow, rather than a more rich color of amber, the flavor here was much more of straight up pumpkin, with a sense that it was an under-spiced pumpkin pie (the Blue Moon had a lot more to it like gingerbread or pumpkinbread). Average palate. Not bad, and actually my wife quite liked it, and I think there are more and more decent pumpkin beers out there--itís not an inherently bad combination.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2006 First thing I think the bottled version has more flavor than tap. Very clear golden pour, thin white head. A cheap pumpkin beer that actually has some pumpkin flavoring, wish there was a little bit more itís kinda on the weak side, but you get some pumpkin and the spices that go into a pumpkin pie, not bad just wish there was a little more flavor, still more than others Iíve had. A beer anybody could drink.
crazyvin (1835) - New York, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pretty good, poured a straw-golden color with a white head. A mix of cinnamon and coriandor in the aroma. Taste was yeasty at first but finished with a sweet cinnamon pumpkin bite.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a nice pilsner-looking straw colored beer with a thin white head. Strong cinnamon nose and full allspice. Hot on the tongue with some bitterness..or is that the cinnamon? A bit of vanilla. Dusty on the palate. A nice pumpkin.