jhliesen (714) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle-Surprising in itís yellow color. Poured with a small head and lots of carbontation and only a little spice aroma. The taste was a real treat, you can actually taste pumpkin! Listed as an ale, but more like a lager, still a happy Halloween treat. Vics 6.99
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iím not a big fan of this style, but I have tried to rate it in that context. I expected an ornage colr, bu this was actually a rather brilliant yellow with a medium white head. the pumpkin and nutmeg aroma is quite evident. Rather light feeling, with a pronunced pumpkin flavor accompanied by the expected spice notes. Not actually sweet, and the finish is somehwat drier than I expected, although certainly not much hop character apparent. Itís just not my cup of tea, but I think probably pretty decent for the style.
Ron (2456) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
one bottle from BOTW. Light orange in color with a strong Nutmeg and cinnamon aroma. Flavor mostly of nutmeg and cinnamon with a faint amount of pumpkin coming thru as it warms. It was alright. Iíve got a few more pumpkin ales to test by the end of the month.
pivo (2545) - GERMANY - OCT 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big Red gum nose - cinnamon a-go-go. Pale orange color. Sweet malt base with squash-like flavors, though not really pumpkin as such. Strong cinnamon end - like cinnamon Graham Crackers. Unbalanced, really, but fun. Unserious beer.
can8ianben (1315) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Lots of spice, not much else. I like the spicing, but it isnít very deep. Orange in colour, bit of a spicy/hoppy bite. Not much else.
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours yellowish with hint of orange. Nose has mild spicyness. This has a subtle doughy character. Flavor is very mild nutmeg and clove. With no disrespect to the skirts, this is more of a beer for the ladies. Those looking for a gimmic holiday beer. That said, I would much rather drink one of these than a BUD anyday!
puzzl (3249) - 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 (4443) - Milton, Delaware, 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.