Doghair (286) - Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Light foam that dissipates very quickly to a ring around the edge. The color is a wonderful crystal clear orange. One of the best looking pumpkin ales I’ve seen. Nice scent. Prominent pumpkin and spice. Slightly sweet. The smell is mostly gone after a few minutes. The taste is primarily pumpkin and spice. Somewhat bitter but I can’t tell if it’s hops or the spices. The mouth feel is unusually light for a 9% beer. It drinks almost like a soda. No noticeable alcohol taste. Overall this is a good pumpkin ale but not as good as I expected. Does not stand out in the crowd. The light mouth feel is unusual.
**The label is very cool. It alone is enough to convince me to buy it. Very nice work.
Brewfoolery (30) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz purchased in California. Pours cloudy copper with medium head that fades quickly. Nose has slight oxidative note that clears in a bit. Spices dominate the ale underneath, but malt eventually appears. Hop notes are well matched to malt bill and stand up to spices. Not a big fan of any spiced pumpkin brews, but this is a well done example
HammerTroll (742) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber color, medium sized white head. Spicy aroma, caramel, some malty sweetness, resin. Taste of caramel, pumpkin, spices, lots of sugar, some cinnamon notes. Creamy texture, medium body, soft carbonation. Extremely long spicy caramel and pumpkin finish. Alcohol is very well hidden. This was my first pumpkin beer ever, it was really hard to even think about what to expect, but I could get used to them real quick.
(Vrutak 0,65l bottle)
rdixon77 (1441) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating. Disappointing pumpkin beer....lots of nutmeg and spices. Decently sweet and malty. Just generic boring pumpkin beer.
Moooooser (32) - Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An enjoyable beer I picked up in Boston. Definitely worthwhile to try, but not a standout in the pumpkin beer category.
alexanderj (3401) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bombré; poured an orange Amber color with an off white head. Aroma of rotten veggies, spices and booze. A pretty spicy upfront with a doze of sweetness. Lingering finish. A bit medicinal
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 17, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 650ml. -at O’Hara Zagreb. Golden coloured, minimal white head, light perfumy nose. Sweet malty, alcoholic, unbalanced presence of cinnamon and sugar with some caramel in rather sweet and sticky finish. Not my type.
tekstr1der (124) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
As orange a color as I’ve seen in a beer, this pours with quickly faded head. Immediate traditional pumpkin spices on the nose - pretty close to the pie I love! Flavor/mouth-fee is quite a ride... initial pumpkin quickly turns to burst of yeasty, slightly sour alcoholic funk, which in turn, quickly dissolves to a clean finish and lasting mellow aftertaste.
ads135 (3338) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bold pumpkin flavor with a ton of nutmeg, perhaps too much. Thick head, assertive spicyness lingers.
samsmith33 (528) - - JAN 17, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Suprised ho w low this finished in my double blind tasting.
marked as thin; yellowish color. Faint pumpkin taste
2014 Pumpkin Double Blind Tasting:
1-Sam Adams Fat Jack.
5-Southern Tier Pumking.
10-UFO Pumpkin (harpoon).
11-Sam Adams Pumpkin.
12-Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin.
aumentm (400) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber color. Great fall pumpkin smell. Fresh taste and nice pumpkin finish that makes for great drinking by a fire in the fall.