ContemplateBeer (2006) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 27, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottle from Liquor Barn (Springhurst); split with my wife. Aroma: Spice heavy aroma with very light gourd; I’d guess nutmeg and/or clove are the dominant spices. Appearance: Copper, somewhat hazy pumpkin colored pour with a foamy white head that settles into a healthy ring. Flavor: Spice forward up front with more ale characteristics as this progresses; the finish wants to be bitter, but comes off as astringent. Palate: Light body, sticky texture, flat carbonation, astringent finish. Overall: It’s not a particularly good pumpkin beer; I wouldn’t recommend it, even for fans of the style.
Samuel214 (603) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska från SB. Orange, klar vätska med tunnt vitt skum. Söta och doftiga kryddor från pumpa, en aning jäst, malt och vissa fruktigare toner och tuggummi. Luktar gott! Mellan kropp, rätt tillbakahållen inledande smak där pumpan inte är jätteframträdande. Lite lätt torr. Ganska plain. Går över i snäll efterbeska. Trevlig matöl, passade bra till mina halloumi-burgare.
Turtles (2056) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy dark golden, small white head, some lacing. Spicy aroma, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, herbs and grass. Crisp and light mouthfeel, medium carbonated. The taste is botanically spicy, ginger, cinnamon, herbs, pumpkin, hay and bread.
FunkyF (924) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska från SB. Orangegul med gulvitt skum. Kryddig doft av pumpa och kanel. En del kanel i smaken men ganska tunn på övriga smaker.
Mad_Ferret (1006) - SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from SB.
Clear orange amber with a small off white head.
Perfumy spicy nose with nutmeg, ginger, pumpkin, cinnamon and honey caramel.
Initially on the dry side with spices, pumpkin and grapefruit. Then comes a caramel sweetness with warming spicy notes of ginger and christmas spice with a grapefruity bitter finish.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation and slight oily texture.
Feels like an IPA base beer with pumpkin and christmas spice. A bit perfumy, but fairly drinkable and easy going. It’s ok.
Pedro_Pinho (174) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Pours a nice amber liquid with a beutiful head. Smells spices and pumpkin. Slightly unbalanced taste, too much perfume that makes it taste artificial. Overall, a rather disapointing brew from a, otherwise very reliable brewery.
tillmac62 (685) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BBD 1/16/16. Clear amber pour with a normal head volume, outstanding retention and world class lacing.
Outstanding nose of pumpkin and spice with a touch of biscuit.
Heavy light body with a semi-smooth texture. Above normal carbonation with a fair amount of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish.
The flavor profile is borderline very good. Intensity is reasonable, not very complex and a bit out of balance. Cinnamon is a bit out of balance due to it lacking a balancing sweetness. It begins with cinnamon then flows into pumpkin. The middle takes on a pumpkin rind bitterness coupled with cinnamon. The finish is a slow fade of rind and cinnamon bitterness.
vipinvelp (3884) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange, off-white lasting, lacing foam. Definately pumpkin aroma and taste, quite perry as well. Not bad, different. Light bitter aftertaste. (Chicago 201510)
OnTheTrail (362) - Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden orange, light white head. Aroma of spicy candles, like a beach gift shop. Taste of pumpkin, some bitterness, than spicy finish. Well carbonated, fairly light.
reebtogi (5731) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle pours an orange brown color with a finger and a half of off-white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is pumpkin with some herbs and cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is a fruity and malty sweetness with a herbal hop bitterness. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Enjoyable brew as it does not have any flavours that stand out from the rest. Very well balanced and tasty. One of my favorite pumpkin ales to date.