KornDogg (520) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Fruit and spice aroma. Amber/Orange body, thin head. Flavor is sweet, filled with fruit, caramel and pumpkin spice notes. Malt and hop finish with a sweet aftertaste.
hockeybeerguy (916) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a hazy copper/orange colored body with a very thin slightly bubbly head that dies before it was even noticed. The body was too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising.
The smell had nutmeg, cinnamon along with some light cream and vanilla, pumpkin was very subdued.
The taste was basically the same with a semi-bittersweet finish, combined nicely between the sweeter flavorings and the bitterness.
On the palate, it sat about a medium with some slight sharpness here and there on the tongue. This wasn’t a very drinkable beer - one bomber and done (if one could do the whole thing).
Overall, I’m honestly not that impressed at least for me, but for the "pumpkin" style this is good, if you’re into that sort of thing.
chinchill (1389) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter at about 55F.
A: Poured, appropriately, a color close to pumpkin orange; clear with a modest head. The head quickly reduced to a thin partial coat and ring.
Aroma: Sweet, fruity and lightly spicy with roasted winter squash and cooked cherries. Subtle "pumpkin" spicing seemed almost entirely cinnamon. Attractive.
T: Moderately strong, with cooked pumpkin, cinnamon, and a touch of nutmeg. Lightly sweet with the fruitiness of ripe apples and cooked cherries.
Feel: medium bodied; slick and smooth feel; alcohol imparts warming and slight astringency on the tongue.
O: a refined pumpkin ale with partially hidden alcohol and subtle spicing. Recommended.
Derek881 (952) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a large bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer was a very hazy and cloudy light amber-straw color with a modest foamy white head that had short retention, average cling, and good lacing. Its aroma featured a nice blend of nutmeg and pumpkin spices along with brown sugar, cinnamon, and some earthy and grainy hops. Its taste was a somewhat sweet blend of spices, pumpkin, and malt, which gradually gave way to a more sour and slightly bitter pumpkin and grain effect. The beer had a pretty full and wet mouthfeel with decent carbonation and a touch of creamyness.
HeistAlmighty (1043) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. Deep orange colour, cloudy, not much head. Nutmeg, brown sugar, cider, and pie crust aroma. Big pumpkin over a strong malty taste. Not much alcohol. Body is a little oily, kind of wet. A good pumpkin ale, but the Smashed Blueberry was quite a bit better.
TempeCoyote (61) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very heavy version of a seasonal pumpkin ale. All the pumpkin and spice you would expect but with a very full bodies and hopped beer behind it. The nose is fresh pumpkin purée and to its credit it is heavier on the gourd than on spices unlikely seasonals. It's a bit hard for me to get used to but it definitely is not a typical pumpkin beer.
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Buongiorgio00 (582) - - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy Halloween! Questa birra alla zucca è veramente speciale. Il gusto dolce della zucca avvolge il palato e viene esaltato da alcune note fruttate e speziate. La gradazione molto alta non è assolutamente percepita, tranne che col senno di poi. Complimenti alla fantasia e alla competenza di mr. Pugsley!!
TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
You need to get this beer as soon as it is released. The flavor is greatly diminished if you let it sit. It is every thing you want in a Pumpkin beer. It’s hard to say if this is the best or Southern Tier. I think this is slightly better, not as sweet. Drink it fresh.
chribban (152) - SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In a 22oz bottle from Total Wine & More, Boynton Beach, Florida.
Clear, amber-orange colored beer. Offwhite head that quickly dissapears.
Nose: Pumpkin, dough, caramel malt, honey, cinnamon & nutmeg.
Taste: Spice, pumpkin pie, brown sugar, bread, vanilla and dried frut.
Medium body and carbonation.
Great pumkin beer!
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
oured from a 22oz bomber into a Guinness glass A- Light medium amber, lighter than most pumpkin ales I've had. With an aggressive pour a medium off white head forms and dissipates quickly. S- Alcohol. some pumpkin mellowness and low spice profile T- Alcohol and some sour mellowness from the pumpkin. A very low spice character, could actually do with more. The alcohol seems to mellow as it warms. M- Medium heavy O- A pretty good pumpkin beer that could do with less alcohol and more spice.
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nasmith003 (41) - Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light copper color with a pleasant nutmeg aroma. Malty taste that finishes with a clean hop bite.