geneticbloom (8) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 23, 2011 does not count
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nothing good by any means. Itís not bad, but it has no pumpkin flavor that I can taste. Itís a pretty bland tasting wheat beer, although I do prefer it over regular Shock Top.
JFGrind (1918) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drink A Shock Top Pumpkin and get a free glass was all the incentive I needed to try one. Hazy brown bodied, fleeting head, and flavor sided more to spice than pumpkin. I think A-B has a brewed a beer that will win over many macro drinkers, especially if they get a free glass for trying it.
Barreras (1294) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 23, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a hazy orange color with aroma of spice. Taste is too spicy for a pumpkin beer. The spice overwhelms the pumpkin flavor, A decent wheat beer that was not as smooth as I expected. A little too spicy for me and not enough pumpkin taste.
TheJester (2197) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 mL bottle. Orange-brown with just a ring of head. Aroma is mild spice and almost candy-like pumpkin. The flavour is nicely, if mildly, spiced. Quite sweet, though.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with quickly-disappearing white head. The aroma is nutmeg and cinnamon with a little bit of sweet breadiness. The flavor is a little bit bland, but, on the good side, the spices arenít overwhelming like so many other pumpkin beers. Thereís kind of a dull wheat taste behind the spice, then a little bit of disembodied acidity. Tap water finish. Itís not all that good, but honestly I donít hate it like I expected I would.
mcox90 (1706) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at a local eatery. Served in a pint glass. Pours deep copper with a 1/2" off white head. Aroma is equal parts wheat & pumpkin. Flaver is wheat, mild spice and pumpkin. Kind of like a hefe, only remove the classic banana & substitute pumpkin. Light palate with somewhat aggressive carbonation. Not great, but much better than I was expecting.
dzimm27 (136) - - OCT 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice pumpkin aroma and it goes surprisingly well with the belgian yeast and wheat. Nice lightly vegetal pumpkin lingering in the aftertaste.
globaltaster (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2011 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Better than I thought it would be. My hopes were not very high. Overall I think the Belgian white style of beer took the pumpkin and spices very well.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz twist-off bottle. Cloudy amber color. Aroma of heavy pumpkin spice. Tastes of watery squash juice. Finishes with a nutmeg, cinnamon spice tingle on the palate. I can say Iíve tried (tickíd) it.
thornecb (4872) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours slightly hazed deep amber into a shaker. White head recedes at a medium pace leaving no lacing. Sweet pumpkin and nutmeg aromas. Dry with bubblegum and pumpkin upfront turning to earthy pumpkin before the lasting slightly sour finish.