DarkMagus (472) - 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 arenít 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 Iím not going crazy over it.
bubbleflubber (2037) - 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 Iíve 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 Iíve ever had!
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle shared with Dan. Pours a nice orange/light amber with a medium frothy head. Aroma is very spicy, I get the aroma of freshly grated ginger, and nutmeg in the aroma. taste is light pumpkin, malt, and lots of spices. Spices and pumpkin seem to compliment rather than dominate this beer, very good.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber, with a medium white head. Aroma is heavenly pumpkin and spices associated with pumpkin pie. Flavor is pumpkin and the spices are very subdued, almost invisible in the background. Body is a little thin and watery. Hoppy/spicy aftertaste, but it doesnít last very long. Overall, smells great, but doesnít deliver in the flavor. Too bad, I really like the aroma.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Deep orange beer, thin white head. Sweet toasty nose, toffee, sweet cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Pumpkiny character. Flavour is quite subtle actually, spice, black pepper and a little bit boozy, orangey flavour towards the finish. A bit hot and overattenuated for the style. Woody spices in the finish. The spices seem to be a bit stale and old. Not one of the better pumpkin ales Iíve had.
eaglefan538 (2942) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love pumpkin ales and this one was a solid showing. Poured a light amber-orange color with a nice and respectable head that provided decent lacing (and didnít really last all that long). The aroma was spicey, bready, and of pumpkins (imagine that). The flavor featured nutmeg and cinnamon over a nice pumpkin base that was sweet, but not overly so. Pumpkin may have been a little strong in the flavoring department for some, but I enjoy these and was pleased with the approach. The strength of flavors were balanced by a mouthfeel and body that was slightly lighter than moderate. Good stuff.