cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle pours hazy orange, decent head. Very complex aroma of cinnamon, clove and lavendar, but dominated by honey. THis had a sweet caramel and then a fantastic pumpkin flavor. This was very balanced and the alcohol hidden incredibly well. I am definitely not a fan of pumpkin beers but this was very well made.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shipyard not my favorite bewer and I generally hate pumpkin, but this one was quite nice. Massively spiced with nutmeg, possibly ginger and cinnamon,and seriously dosed with pumpkin. Everything about the nose says pumpkin pie. Clear, very dark amber, smallish head. Taste is surprisingly good, if not subtle. Pumpkin, classic and PNW hops, and spices. Not too sweet and no nasty vegetable notes. Quite good, great for the style
Nisse666 (3548) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2010 Bottle, 2010-03-13, Göteborg
AR: wee hoppiness, loads of fudge
AP: ooo cristal orange (almost like "Irn Bru"), wee white totally diminishing head.
F: pumpkin?, gingerbread, (tastes like a bit lik Irn Bru???), Amaretto (Italian almond liqueur). This was a really nice experiance!
Have to adjust this, after one or too glasses more - down to 4,1!
TBone (11326) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (BB 11/2010)
Clear pinky color, small white head. Strong pumpkin aroma with gingerbread. Flavor is similar: pumpkin, nutmeg, gingerbread. Quite thin palate for 9% beer .. not showing much alcohol. I am not big fan of pumpkin beers, but this is reasonably balanced.
oh6gdx (19652) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (thanks omhper!). Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is pumpkin pie, nutmeg, and some slight wooden notes. Flavour pumpkin pie, nutmeg, some fruits, wood and also mild spiced notes.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark orange color. The head was thin and off white. Nice understated aroma. Very much like fresh pumpkin pie, actually. Nothing obnoxious that can often be found in a pumpkin ale. Just pumpkin meat and a hint of cinnamon. The flavor was the same. Very nice. Medium bodied and slightly sweet. One of the better pumpkin beers I’ve had.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle-pours a disappearing white head and amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt, pumpkin spice. Taste is peppery/clove, slick, medium malt-sweet, alcohol, herbal hops. Nicer balance at cellar temperature.
alexsdad06 (3835) - Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from Hyde Park Wine and Spirits. Pours a clear orange amber color with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma delivers on spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, pumpkin, and some doughy malt. I even get some tropical fruit notes. The flavor is heavier on the spices like nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon than the pumpkin. This is sweeter than I would have expected; caramel, strange tropical fruit notes, and honeycrisp apples round out the flavors. Medium bodied and surprisingly easy to drink. The alcohol is moderately warming, but not in the flavor at all. This may be the best of the Pugsley’s bunch.
joergen (18877) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Theis og Mette.
Clear amber coloured with a small white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of pumpkin and cinnamon with notes of thanksgiving pie.
Sweet and fruity flavour of pumpkin, cinnamon and thanksgiving pie.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear orange-copper color with an off-white head. Big cinnamon and ginger aroma with a sweet malt base. It smelled like a cinnamon sugar cookie. Malty flavor with more notes of cinnamon and ginger on the finish. Just about a medium body.