SpongeRuiner (714) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Pete’s Place. Pours an interesting dark amber color. Looks almost like a fresh apple cider. A big spiced pumpkin aroma with a very true pumpkin flavor. The flavor is nice a fresh. A nice pumpkin vegetal kick upfront with a nice spicy blend. Would go great with a fruit pie. A solid pumpkin effort from Shorts. And one on the higher end for me as pumpkin brews go.
megjlutton (20) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Poured an orange copper color
A: Spicy, cinnamon, clove, all spice, peppery, and a cidery aroma
T: over powerful cinnamon, no pumpkin or hops flavor detected
O: Very thin and watery, very light carbonation
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Reno’s East (from backlog). Dirty orange pour with a medium head. Muted pumpkin and spice flavors.
Pailhead (4809) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: The aroma consists of heavy gingerbread, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, and pumpkin. It’s a transparent amber with a small khaki head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel, brown sugar, and light pumpkin. The finish has heavy ginger and light nutmeg. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a little too heavy on the ginger.
bpar73 (470) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from the pub. Orange/gold pour with a light lacy head. Pleasant pumpkin and spice aroma and taste with a smooth finish.
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Hazy orange-brown body, thin off-white head. Nose of nutmeg and pumpkin, same in body which is powdery, grassy, and not too sweet. About as quaffable as pumpkin beers come.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
brownish orange pour, tiny bubbles for a head, somewhat lacy. nose of pumpkin, spices. flavor is the same as the nose, spice and pumpkins. medium bodied, sweet finish. pumpkin beers tend to be a one trick pony. this one is no different.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Hopcat. Hazy amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma is very spicy with cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg and other assorted stuff I’d find in pumpkin pie. Taste is spicy with nutmeg, clove, cinnamon and pumpkin. Stronger clove on the obviously spicy finish. Not bad.
mattmc1973 (477) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at the Michigan Brewers Guild Fall Fest. Cloudy reddish brown with tan head. Smelled like liquid pumpkin pie...nutmeg and spices, pumpkin, sweet malt. Taste was sweet with medium creamy mouthfeel. Smelled better than it tasted, was a bit of a let-down on the back end. Decent pumpkin beer, though.
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft at the brewpub. Beer seemed a little a little flat. But taste-wise, it was a nice pumpkin ale. Nice balance of spices.