JSteve (2) - Windham, Maine, USA - JUN 17, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy amber, big pumpkin on the nose with subtle spices. Tastes of pumpkin with nutmeg, very good balance and spices are not overpowering and dominant which lets the pumpkin shine through. One of the best pumpkin beers I've tried.
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chinchill (660) - South Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle served in a pint glass. Slightly hazy amber color with a small but remarkably durable off white head. Spotty scraps of lace are left on the glass.
Aroma: a bit too soapy/yeasty/musty, and has an out of place floral note. Pumpkin pie spices evident but not overdone.
Taste: excellent combination of beer, pumpkin and spices, with a fine sweet/bitter balance that starts mildly sweet and ends lightly bitter and earthy. Nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice linger on in the aftertaste. The spice load is significant but not over the top, allowing flavors of squash, malts and hops to shine through.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation seems spot on; medium body; very smooth..
O: Despite an unattractive aroma, Smuttynose Pumpkin is one of the best pumpkin ales Iíve ever had. Wish Iíd bought more than one!
Dfonorow (716) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pour is hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma is of faint pumpkins and nutmeg. Taste has a bit more hops than I expected with notes of light citrus, nutmeg and all spice. Light bodied, refreshing.
Lemke10 (544) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a semi-clear rustic orange color with a thin head. Scent is mild with pumpkin scents and bready wheat. Maybe a slight banana? This pumpkin beer has some bite to it. I donít notice the pumpkin flavor as much as I notice the hops. There is some pumpkin flavor to it but really has a very bitter hops taste to it. A refreshing taste that is interesting but not exactly what I was expecting a pumpkin beer to be like. Decent, but still no Pumpking!
Aniela (1851) - SkŲvde, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Pony Bar NYC sept 2012. Clear deep amber beer with a small creamy white head. Pumpkin, spices, fruity aroma and similar finish. I love this kind of beer :-)
Slipstream (1786) - USA - DEC 20, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From a cask at The Hop. Pretty dry and hoppy, more like a pale ale than a pumpkin brew. It is not really what I was hoping for (hopping for?).
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured deep golden, a bit hazy from the bottle. One finger foamy head that dissipated quickly to a little layer that persisted and clung nicely to the glass.
Aroma was a surprise hit of hops and a subtle, not overpowering pumpkin pie. Taste more or less followed, something of an IPA like taste with nice hops, bitter finish,, pumpkin pie sort of in the middle. Nice, overall. Some pumpkin, a touch of cinnamon, nutmeg, maybe clove.
Aftertaste was definite, something almost objectionable, very lingering. Sort of peppery tingle that I find confusing. Not sure if it is supposed to be that way, but if clove is in there it makes sense.
Good brew, probably not in the permanent rotation here, but enjoyable and would drink again.
BVery (4305) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Knightly Spirits in Orlando. Slightly hazy orange pour with a small white head. Nice pumpkin/cinnamon/nutmeg aroma - taste is okay but falls a little short of the aroma. Decent brew.
sonnycheeba (1986) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange/gold with thin, creamy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is bread and cookie malts, pumpkin, orange peel, cinnamon, floral and grassy hops, and spice. Flavor is sweet malt and pumpkin forward, grassy hops, and spice; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (7466) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, biscuit and cracker malt, and spicy hops. Flavor is heavy bitterness, medium hops, light malt and vegetal pumpkin with heavy spices and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.