toml219 (203) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light coppery brown. Smell is of nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Taste is like pumpkin pie meets wheat beer. Nice pumpkin ale
Eberndt (126) - - SEP 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Light yellow-orange color. Mouthfeel is thin and spice flavor is minimal which is a plus for the style.
mjg74 (2458) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Walmart. Nose consists of spices and is fairly sweet. Lightly sweet flavors with a bit of spice. Almost tastes like it has a Bud backbone. Drinkable, yet underwhelming pumpkin brew.
sawbuck (237) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of sweet wheat and spices...cinnamon and all spice. Initial taste is sweet...wheat obvious. Finishes with a mild spicey hop note mixed with typical fall spices. O.k.
RABinVA (1000) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swappedone of these with a co-worker, mostly in an attempt to get him to try the craft beer garbage i was buying. but damn if this isn’t half decent. Pours hazy orange wit ha nice white head, fairly heavy lacing. Light malty and fresh pumpkin aroma. Not a ton of spice. Taste is crisp, lightly sweet, earthy, not a garbage pumpkin pie bomb a lot of(mostly craft) breweries are putting out. A little watery, but good and drinkable. Could actually drink more than one of these.
Butters (3661) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orangey amber with good offwhite head. Smells just lightly spiced with nutmeg. The flavors of the season are also present, but not a ’punch you in the face’ kind of overkill that I typically like in pumpkin beers. Don’t pick up on the actual pumpkin at all, but thats not a real bummer for me. Has some of those typical ’orange citrus’ flavors that the regular shocktop has, but they are more muted. Pretty quaffable actually. And if it gets more regular beer drinkers to start being adventurous, and, who knows, maybe try a Pumpking some day, then more power to em.
Chudwick (1712) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle at Coney Island. Nose is pumpkin and the nearby cigarette smoke. Sip introduces bread. Spicy.
rdenney18 (95) - Lawton, Iowa, USA - SEP 20, 2013
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
12 oz bottle. This probably isnt a fair review because im not a fan of pumpkin beer. Wife bought it for me and i didnt care for it. Slight pumpkin taste and spices.
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fontjt (77) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 18, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smell is a little pumpkin. It is pretty thin and not really that strong in pumpkin flavors. An ok beer.
pmosetc (12) - - SEP 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty bronze color. Had to really stick my nose in to smell anything pumpkin-y, more warm spices (mostly nutmeg in mine) than the squash proper. Better than the other shock top offerings in my assortment and very nice, but if I’d been set on a "pumpkin ale" I’d have been disappointed. It’s kind of interesting, though, more bitter than I expected and with a nice sweetness from the wheat.