PHXHOPLOVER (50) - LAVEEN, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2006
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thank God my liquor store sells singles!! I thought this was a pumpkin beer, and that is why it was a little pricey. Actually, it’s a crappy small beer with a few spices thrown in to pretend it is some kind of a seasonal ale. Come on guys, you can do better than this!! 1. Add some malt. 2. Add some pumpkin. 3. Get the alcohol at least over 5.5. This is pisswater with spices. Sorry for the unsubjective ranting, but i was truly disappointed.
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
holdenn (2088) - 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.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark yellow colour. Baked apples and cinnamon in aroma, light sourish - is this what they call pumpkin? Light body, with way too much of cinnamon to be balanced. Little appley, and/or obviously pumpkin. Fruity sweet naturally. Short finish. Hm, this seems pretty simple.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2006
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle, special guest at Swedish Systembolaget. This is bad.. Nose has lots of spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and maybe some cloves too. Unfortunately, this beer tastes like macro swill poured into a can of pumpkin preserve. I really struggled to give it a chance but ended up damn near a drain pour. Waste of time and money.
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?
anders37 (18657) - 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
tennisjoel (1194) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2006
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very pronounced pumkin, cinnamon, and honey nose. This got me excited to taste the beer. Color is orange golden, head basically disappears. The taste is unfortunately one-dimensional. It’s like they took a bland lager and added spice flavors to it. I like the pumpkin aspect, but otherwise this let me down after such a promising aroma.
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - 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.