badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
do basic, as are most pumpkin beers. orangish body with white head...aroma of pumpkin and spice (cinnamon and nutmeg)...flavor of breads, pumpkin and cinnamon, with netmeg bursting in the finish
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 (884) - 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 (4242) - 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 (292) - 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 (3111) - 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 (3859) - 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.
deyholla (5408) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Ashley’s Shorts event. Poured a near clear amber orange with a near white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of spice with cinnamon and clove sticking out and a light backing pumpkin note. Flavor was heavily spiced as well with a good amount of cinnamon coming through. Lying underneath was sweet grain and a bit of pumpkin. Definitely a bit over spiced in my opinion.