dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle from Total Wine Scottsdale). Pours a hazy orange-amber color with off-white head. Aroma has pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and wheat. Taste is sweet with both pumpkin and spices. Light bodied with an oily texture. Smooth finish. This is a decent pumpkin beer. Itís not offensive or over-the-top and pretty much hits all the flavor components youíd want in a beer of this kind.
PhatB420 (711) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. An addition to the family that fits in, I guess. Taste is artifical pumpking, a bit sweet but roasted with oak I believe. Not too sweet though, so it keeps you coming back. Color is deadpan orange with amber undertones. head is minimal, but lasts throughout. I bit too sweet for maximum enjoyment, but the price is right. Yeah, come on, pumpking wheat, what ever gets you throught the day.
skibumma70 (30) - USA - NOV 20, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pumpkin taste is noticable in the beginning of the first sip, then the cloves, nutmeg,and allspice take over the beer. The carbonation is a bit harsh, and has a strange aftertaste. Overall, I would rate this at the bottom of the pack of the pumpkin beers I have tried this year. The aftertaste is strange, and even turns my stomach a little. The original flavors arenít bad, but there is something about this one that just does not agree. I donít hate it, but I wonít be purchasing this one again.
jjuf1853 (1258) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Summer Bay resort in Orlando. Pours a cloudy, murky brownish orange color with a beige head. Lots of pumpkin spices in the aroma. Nice flavor without being overpowering from the pumpkin standpoint. Just a touch of Belgian yeast in the finish.
notalush (5217) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Some reps were giving free bottles of shock top products away at my local liquor store, so I grabbed this and my wife grabbed the regular - I figured, "even if they suck, free beer is free beer" - hazy dark copper pour - pillowy but short-lived head - nose is heavy on the clove and nutmeg, but also some notes of overripe banana, apple, tangy wheat, moderate earthy pumpkin - medium body, full carbonation - fairly sweet - cinnamon and nutmeg are fairly strong, as is the pumpkin - light acidity late - a touch of vanilla - not particularly Belgian, but aside from being a bit too sweet, it isnít too bad of a pumpkin ale.
s_mondoro (1) - - NOV 17, 2011 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Better than expected. Just enough pumpkin taste and spice to not be over powering. Dark amber color when poured, small head. Definitely taste spice, pumpkin, nutmeg and a little hint of citrus. Happy there wasnít an over powering amount of cinnamon. Highly recommend over some other pumpkin beers.
Metalchopz (2517) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2011 Purchased on my trip to Vegas at the Total Wine store. First of two pumpkin ales tonight (the other being the Wasatch). Pours a hazy amber-golden colour with a fizzy off-white that disappears quickly and leaves a bit of lacing. Mild aromas of pumpkin and spices (nutmeg, cinnamon). Thin mouthfeel with just a little stickiness. Again, the taste is mild with the Halloween vegetable and spices (not much cinnamon in the flavours though). Not a bad pumpkin ale coming from AB.
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark gold with white head. Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, and allspice. Taste is sweet pumpkin with pumpkin pie spices, but not much cinnamon. Kind of has a pumpkin-like finish and mouthfeel. Not the best pumpkin beer but not terrible.
vikingguy (880) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy orange with some sediment and foamy white head. Flavor is fresh, spicy and vegetal. Taste is about what I expected...spicy pumpkin, dry wheat and some caramelly malt. Pretty thin, lots of carbonation. Drinkable and a decent autumn brew.
OmegaX (1318) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Freebie! Thanks to The Village Wine Shop in Lakeland, FL. Nose is slight nutmeg/allspice with a hint of cinnamon. Poured out a nice clear orange with a decent sized, white head that stayed around for a while. Nice and drinkable with a decent raw veggie, pumpkin pie spice flavor. Better than expected.