Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 6, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tastes a lot like Pumpkin pie. I can"t imagine drinking more than one of these. The Bear Brew Pumpkin Ale was much better done.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2002
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale golden color with little head. Sweet and spicy pumkin aroma, similar to pumkin pie. Slightly spicy pumpkin flavor with hoppy background. Medium bodied and soda like.
Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2002
1.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
On tap Maine Brewers Fest 2002: Aroma is of strong cinnamon. A stick of Big Red gum doesnít smell as strong as this. Clear yellow color, very watery and tastes of cinnamon. A few people that I talked to liked this, but this is the worst beer that Iíve had in a while. Itís weak and had no character besides the cinnamon overdose.
boto (1661) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2003 Draught: This beer is a somewhat golden color. It had a bit of a head on it, but it went down quickly. Aroma is very similar to pumpkin pie. The same spices are definitely there. However, the pumpkin is not overpowering. A fairly smooth and clean taste.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Itís a good thing I like cinnamon. If you donít, stay away from this brew. Has a nice amber color to it, with a small head. Not great, but good.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 29, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the better pumpkin ales out there. Spicy and pronounced pumpkin flavor. The mouthfeel is especially pleasant, with low carbonation. In general, I enjoy pumkin ales, and this oneís a champ.
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was a little skeptical at first about trying a pumpkin beer but now Iím glad I did. Tastes like liquid pumpkin pie but the flavor is not too just strong, its just right. Truly delicious!
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2002
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light orange gold hue. Head dissipates quickly. Aroma of cinnamon and pumpkin. Not really much body, or flavor besides pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg. A decent tasting beer, just lacks depth and complexity. Very drinkable, but its like pumpkin flavored busch.