BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This brew does pour a beautiful pumpkin-orange amber color with a suiitable head that aptly conjures up the autumnal season, but otherwise, the flavor is rather lackluster. Simple notes of wheat, light crystal grain and mild pumpkin spices--cinnamon, perhaps ginger, and a some allspice. The flavor is easy drinking, wheaty, but a bit too watered down. Mild cinnamon-ginger and perhaps a spritz of nutmeg. Not terrible, just a bit disappointing.
fidelis83 (1910) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a hazy amber with a 2 finger, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice, caramel, a touch of vanilla and lactose sweetness. Flavor is pumpkin pie spice, medicinal bitterness, caramel, artificial vanilla. Palate is ligh tot medium bodied, creamy and a bit slimy on entry, off dry and a little oily on the finish with a high, sharp carbonation. Not very good overall, tastes very artificial and has a faint plastic/petrochemical aftertaste, the palate is wrong in several ways.
BVery (5991) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle at Minneapolis Beer Fest. Kind of a dirty light orange pour. Plenty of pumpkin on nose and taste, but it was kind of artificial. Slight notes of nutmeg and cinnamon. Not awful.
DrSilverworm (6035) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, rated from notes taken yesterday. Hazy orange color, thin off white head. Soft carbonation, lighter body. Itís... pumpkin with a little sumpiní sumpiní. Very drinkable, good pumpkin ale. Lightly sweet and spicy. Aroma on the lighter side, but still good.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle just a very light, watered down version of a artificially flavored pumpkin cereal...cheerios with nutmeg..blah
strongpieman (1466) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample from a bottle at beer store. Stumbled onto this at the store... aroma is heavily spiced with pumpkin types and the taste comes out with this a little too much. Palate is poor -- thin and watery. Do not recommend, but far from a drain pour as well.
TATE (285) - Lubec, Maine, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. It pours an orange hazy color with a thick head. Throughout the aroma and taste is lemon and I did not get much other than that. It was very light and easy to drink. Not much for hops on the back end. Overall, I thought this was an average beer.
tnkw01 (1058) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Taste like pumpkin pie in a bottle. Sweeter than most pumpkin beers but still itís good. Aroma is lots of spice with a tad of grain and hops. Orange copper color.
mybrainhurts (352) - North Dakota, USA - SEP 22, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice frothy pour. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices with a hint of fresh wheat. Flavor is similar but becomes washed out, lager hampered, and overly sweet mid-bottle. Cinnamon, all spiced finish. Could be more inventive but strangely, I didnít despise it.
puboflyons (2077) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle marked 112288G70. It pours a murky copper color with a wisp of head that disappears but the carbonation bubbles on. The aroma is mild with pumpkin, wheat, and autumn spices. The body is thin to medium. The taste is a little more bitter than I might have imagined with slightly dry finish.