TheCorkStops (53) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2012
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Given to me as a sample bottle, I forgot about this one for a few days before taking it home and cracking it. Pours out a darker shade of amber than I expected, with a lively off-white foam head.
The aromas are, well, barely noticeable. There’s a touch of pumpkin, but not like sweet pumpkin. It smells like someone took a beer dunked their slice of pumpkin pie into it for a moment.
The taste is, well, I’m not sure how to put this. I’ve never had a beer to review like this. I’m going to try to take a few more sips just for the sake of an evaluation. It really tastes as if someone dunked a slice of pumpkin pie into a glass of shock top beer. It really doesn’t taste much like pumpkin at all. I get just the tiniest little touch of spices, but barely noticeable.
I hate to admit it, but I’m going to pour most of this down the drain, I’m just not into it whatsoever. And I used to be a Shock Top fan, but this is, well, totally not what I was hoping for.
Sorry guys, I’m going to pass on this one. Better luck next time
S_Side_Smitty (651) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber color with a small head that dissipated quickly. Very clear. Aroma is sweet pumpkin & spices. Taste is very clean as well with an easy pumpkin pie flavor - subtle. An easy to drink beer with good flavor.
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2011
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Aroma of soiled diaper. Tastes like someone filtered moldy pumpkin pie through my grandpa’s tighty whiteys.
BrewBoxer (2491) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nice looking beer at the start. Smells of cinnamon, clove and spice. Taste is similar but very sweet... almost too sweet for my liking. Shock Top tries for a Bud product but they’re still not great.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2011
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
12oz bottle. Just horrible. Buddy of mine brought some over. Thin nose, thin palate, really metallic. No spices whatsoever, just bad.
deanso (7434) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
35cl bottle on the staten island ferry, nyc
Nice enough beer. Clear pumpkin spice notes. Nice enough beer
sextjk5 (10) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
far better than the Blue Moon alternative, however i am finding the whole pumpkin ale poorly thought out and executed as a whole at this point. gimmicky
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Burnt orange pour, big creamy head. Aroma has pumpkin, grain, spices. Flavor is wheat, spice, caramel. Ok.
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. It’s not offensive or over-the-top and pretty much hits all the flavor components you’d want in a beer of this kind.
PhatB420 (792) - 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.