GRM (3154) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, via Luc Bourbonnière (merci!), savoured on December 12 2010; eye: copper, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of tan head, no lacing; nose: spices including nutmeg, alcohol, malt, pumpkin; mouth: alcohol, spices including nutmeg, malt, toffee, finale in alcohol warmth with presence of nutmeg, full body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, via Luc Bourbonnière (merci!), savourée le 12 décembre 2010; œil : cuivrée, claire, pas d’effervescence, très petit anneau de mousse fauve; nez : épices dont muscade, alcool, malt, citrouille; bouche : alcool, épices dont la muscade, malt, toffee, citrouille, finale en chaleur d’alcool avec présence de muscade, corsé, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a medium copper/orange with a large creamy off white head that was fully lasting and had excellent lacing. The aroma was mild of caramel malts and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin. It tasted sweet with a slight alcohol flavor at first then matured to a sweet and creamy flavor with strong hints of nutmeg, pumpkin and cinnamon with a slight alcohol aftertaste that stayed wit you a nice long while. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and creamy in texture with a flat carbonation. Overall a nice tasting pumpkin ale.
Dorwart (2409) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent sized off-white head of varying sized bubbles. Nice apples and cinnamon aroma with some nutmeg and a touch of caramel malts. Color is a nice copper brown. Noticable alcohol kick up front with more spiced apples, nutmeg, dry roasted grains and a bit of butterscotch. Kind of dry and chalky. Not as flavorful as expected. Might just be weak flavor or just strong alcohol presence. Finishes spicy and a bit chalky. A decent brew.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
on tap at papago 9/30/10.
orange gold color. clear with a slightly off white head.
the nose is odd... lots of pie spice mixed with brown sugar and something very herbaceous.
the flavor is the same but overly sweet and hard to drink. nutmeg is apparent in the aftertaste. 5/3/4/3/9/2.4
Beerdedone (2794) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper orange with a small white head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of pumpkin. Flavor was sweet with caramel, cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, nutmeg and faint pumpkin.
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
My buddy Heather picked up this ’lil gem for me. Thanks. I tasted this the night I put down our second cat. We’ll miss you Cami. Unfortunately I’m not a fan of this brew. It wasn’t a bad beer, and I could see how you could cook with it, but I just didn’t enjoy it. The pumpkin and spice overpowered everything else. And since I didn’t love the spice of it, there was nothing else for me to get out of it. I’m not saying it isn’t a good beer, just that I didn’t take to it.
PorterPounder (5831) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Liquors - Betton - 22 oz bomber. Pours a dark orange, slightly murky, with a tight white head. Sweet aroma with some pumpkin spice hints, and a hint of cotton candy. Flavor is rich and spicy with nice toffee hints, some caramel, pumpkin pie spices. Nice subtle bitterness permeates in the background. Clean, velvety smooth mouthfeel.
adnielsen (9619) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from a 22 oz bottle purchased in Fort Collins, Colorado. Pours a golden burnt orange appearance with a light head. Spiced aroma. Big spiced and pumpkin flavored beer. Pretty high alcohol but you really can’t taste it. Pretty interesting beer.
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours clear, dark orangey copper, with a small beige head. Aromas of buttery graham cracker, berry, mild gourd/pumpkin, vanilla, a little oak, and a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. Flavor is cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar sweetness with some graham cracker, fading to floral hops and a little sour alcohol and spices. Medium to high carbonation, warming, and a dry finish. This was decent, but it’s not as good as it could be.
944play (365) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz at Toad in the Hole. Clear amber with low ecru head. Intense cookie spice and vegetal canned pumpkin aroma, which is better than that sounds; it’s possibly a Pavlovian nostalgia at work. Rather harsh alcohol up front that melds into some pepper and clove bite with a modicum of maple sugar. I disagree with the label’s declaration of this being a big-bodied beer; it’s clearly a massive beer, but not thick or sticky.