DrSilverworm (4738) - 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 (2316) - 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 (1362) - 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 (257) - 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 (933) - 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 (350) - 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 (1821) - 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.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 21, 2011
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells fine, some pumpkin spices. This really isnít all that bad. Certainly has some weak...really more like Coors Light-type strainy flavor at end. Eh.
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clouded, dirtied orange body with a slim, short-lived, near-white head.
Smell: Listless pumpkin notes, a sliver of malted wheat, and spiritless sniff of spice.
Taste: Slight tangy wheatiness, then, some lightly vegetal canned pumpkin flavor. Mildly sweet. Modestly spicy, though none of the purported spice additions coming through enough to be identified beyond a vague "spice" hint. Nil hop character, very, very low bitterness. A bit more uninteresting pumpkin taste and wimpy spice on the increasingly watery finish.
Mouthfeel: Thinnish body. Vapid, lackluster carbonation.
Overall: Didnít dig it. When youíre making Blue Moon Harvest Moon look like a real treat, you know youíve screwed up.
jgb9348 (4438) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crisp, very slightly hazy copper coloured body with a thin, fast-dying off-white head. Aroma of light wheat, some light pumpkin pie spice, a touch of allspice and a very small amount of squash. Medium-bodied; Some body from the squash is actually noticeable, a touch of wheat, a little yeast and yes, even some light spices come out in the initial tastes. Aftertaste is a bit less defined with some light wheat tastes, a bit of an earthy roundedness and a light touch of spices at the tail end. Overall, not as bad as I thought it would be, and quite simply, not the worst pumpkin beer iíve had - that said, it doesnít have nearly enough flavour or complexity to be one of the better beers for the time. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased at Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 04-September-2011 for US$1.15 sampled at home in Washington on 19-September-2011.