abcfan (652) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ehhh, not horrible. Pours orange with an off white head. Aroma is light pumpkin and spice. Taste is watery pumpkin and spice.
Beerman6686 (3546) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one poured a bright orange with an off white head. Aroma was of mainly nutmeg and toasted pumpkin, vbut one dimensiponal. Flavor was similar, watery caramel malt and some moderate nutmeg and cinnamon.
bubblehouse (124) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not one of the better pumpkin beers. Lacking taste and aroma with just a hint of the pumpkin.
snoworsummer (1021) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours clear copper with a thin white head. Tastes dry, like gourds and light spice. Smells like pumpkin and squash. Decent, but nothing special. Low/medium body and medium carbonation.
Slubgob (141) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap into pint. Itís, well, pumpkin colored. Light pumpkin pie spice on the nose, but good pumpkin and ale as well. Predominantly ale in the mouth, fair hops, spice is subtle. Finish is fairly short. Iím not a fan of pumpkin ales that taste like pie dro this and Dogfish are up my alley.
rangerred (784) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear light gold with a thick one finger head. Really excellent head retention with great lacing. Quite impressive.
The aroma is very typical of pumpkin beers in that it is moderate on the typical pumpkin pie spices; clove and cinnamon. A little bit of earth underneath from the hops so it is nice that it isnít overly spiced
The taste is really interesting although not in a good way. Spice up front and it is on the light side which is nice but there is an awfully strong bitterness that comes in and just holds on through the finish. A touch of roast, brown sugar, and alcohol but it canít cut throught the odd, dish soap-like flavor and bitterness. It is not overly sweet and actually quite dry for a pumpkin beer which is nice.
Overall, this one just misses the mark. I like the more subtle flavors but the bitterness needs to be dialed back a bit.
DrnkMcDermott (2717) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Single bottle from Lemon Tree. Definitely shows signs of pumpkin, with its cloudy orange color. White head thatís thick, but very fragile. Smell carries pumpkin pie spices, but does not depend so much on cinnamon and nutmeg. Spice is very much on the front of the palate. But thereís also some roast pumpkin and a note of brown sugar. Overall impression is malty rather than sweet or dry, with a side order of spices. Further down, they tend to increase in strength until you get closer to a Christmas wassail than a Thanksgiving pie. But it would go well with a dry, baked turkey.
dlbeer (588) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Orange pour with foamy white head. Smells of malt, pumpkin and spice. Tastes of the same. Not one if the best pumpkin ales I've had but not bad.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DialSquare (2046) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from ABC on Apalachee. Orange pour with lots of carbonation and white head with good retention. Aroma is pumpkin spice - lots of cinnamon, and yeast. Tastes are understated as far as the pumpkin. Fairly bitter and earthy backbone. Not overly sweet - which is good for me and this style, but the tastes seem to cancel each other out leaving it a tad boring. Drinkable though.
Joshkickjosh (5) - - OCT 4, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent pumpkin ale. A well rounded body, with just the right amount of seasonal sweetness and spice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone