Holdwine (1131) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice lasting foamy head. Orangy pour. Nutmeg, cinnamon and squash. Great tasting beer. Probably shouldn’t have tried it right after mowing the lawn, but the spiciness did hit the spot.
jason (1736) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Maybe the best pumpkin ale i’ve ever had. very nice aroma. deep amber color that was thick. flavor is very well balanced with a good blend of spices. Not too overpowering. No bad aftertaste which i usually find with pumpkin ales. Good brew. Cheers!
jefcon (1513) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just a little head on this glowing orange-brown beer. Smells of, you guessed it, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Tastes pretty spicy up front, but the pumpkin taste, while slight (and THAT is appreciated), is lacking. Kind of a dirty finish to this brew. Overall, a conservative and not bad effort at the style.
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a clear amber color with a small amount of ivory bubbles. Aroma is of cinnamon and pumpkin. Taste is of nutmeg and sweet malt. Starts more bitter and definitely ends sweet.
DarkMagus (473) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice frothy, foamy head that settles into a thin layer of bubbles on the surface. Citusy aroma of grapefruit, pumpkin, spices (nutmeg, cinnamon), hops, malt. Overall a predominantly hoppy flavor, but with a great pumpkin presence and elements of malt and grains. Pretty good, although these sorts of beers aren’t usually my thing.
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[bottle] Excellent appearance- bright amber with a full, frothy head. Excellent lacing on the glass. Aroma is very spicy- nutmeg, cinnamon and certainly some pumpkin. Kind of has some odd soapy smell going on as well. Flavors are pretty much right on, as expected. Sweet ginger and nutmeg make up most of the initial flavors, giving way to a nice spiciness towards the end.
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle=Poures out a orange -golden color with a small white head.There is definetly pumpkin in the aroma as well as spice.The beer itself is medium body with flavors of nutmeg,hops and pumpkin.This is a pretty good pumpkin ale-the first one I ever had.Did I say pumpkin enough?
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious! This is a more mild and mellow pumpkin beer. Not too much spice upfront which is good. Most pumpkin ales are so heavily spiced you can only have one. The spice creeps up at the end here. Can easily put down a six. Nice murky orange color. Smooth and tasty! A perfect example of a balanced pumpkin beer. Enjoy this with apples and razorblades
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice spicy pumpkin aroma. I get more pumpkin in the aroma than the taste. Taste has a nice balance of sweetness and spice. A good beer, but I’m not going crazy over it.
bubbleflubber (2053) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of the most highly underrated brews I’ve come across to date. The pour is a beautiful orange-hazy copper, with a great head, retention and sticky lacing. The nose is spot on for fresh pumpkin pie, cinammon and ginger. Flavors of deep-spiced pumpkin pulp/meat (nutneg first, then Allspice, ginger and cinammon), with a nice earthy finish. The mouthfeel is medium-round, and the carbonation nicely provides to cleanse the palate for most cream-based foods. This is a VERY good offering, and truly the best pumpkin ale I’ve ever had!