Jayb0 (959) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At first I nearly poured this out. It was way too harsh just out of the fridge. But as it warmed I warmed to it and ended up enjoying it quite a bit.. The spicing and pumpkin were balanced well with the hops and malt, not too overpowering. Also a bit of apple tartness. The beer retained a nice, foamy head and the color was that of a dark pumpkin and the aroma certainly aroused those Thanksgiving feelings.
1more4dessert (315) - Upstate, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have not rated any other pumkin beers so my rating does not reflect a lot of experience. Dark amber with medium body head. Very pronounced spicy pumkin cookie aroma and taste. Not too sweet or overtly malt heavy. Allspice. finish is surprisingly dry.
ChazyRPh (582) - Chazy, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Moderately hazy amber pour with a fizzy white head that dissipates fast. Heavy nutmeg aroma, also reminiscent of dish detergent. Spicy, peppery, not as bitter as the DFH. Some definate ginger hints also. Pumpkin is not very pronounced at all, some flavor in the end. Kinda watery in the middle...Still pales in comparison to Buffalo Billís
Crockett (998) - Steelback County, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep gold with a large off white head. Some sediment. Lots of carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel. Hoppy, ginger, citrus, pepper and mace in the nose. Sweet and malty. Most pronounced flabour is ginger. Long buttery, cakey finish. Tastey ale.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
orange colour with small floaties, foamy white head. fresh perfumy aroma of hops, citrus, brown sugar and the whole pumpkin spice alliance. soft mouthfeel. flavour is well balnced between sweet brown sugar and malt, ctirus hops and spices. nice to have pumpkin in a pumpkin beer
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy orange with a medium white head. Aroma is hoppy - grapefruit with spices. Flavor is a bit strange. Most modern pumpkin brews are more malty and sweet, where this one leans to the hoppy side, it could almost be described as a pumpkin IPA. The two flavors do not marry very well, in my opinion.
phiconners (143) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spicy aroma, a nice amber/orange color. Hints of vanilla, not as much pumpkin flavor as I would like. Had a bitter aftertaste. A decent pumpkin ale, but not the best flavor overall.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Faintly cloudy bright orange, big olí head. Fresh, delicate pumpkin and herbal nose, with cumin, honey, tarragon and rosemary. On the tongue, quite dry with nothing reminiscent of pumpkin pie...this is herbal and pungent, like an Afghan or Nepalese pumpkin dish, quite distinct from the typical usage of this flavor in beer, and with an interesting touch of coffee to finish. Really nice.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled on 8-11-04.Aromas of pumpkins and Spice and everything thats nice(chocolate malt,tease of hops,and even a tease of mint leaf)Very enjoyable, slightly hazy orange color with a nicley retained head and some pretty decent lacing on the way down the glass.Nice medium bodied mouth with spices and smooth abound.Smuttynose comes through on a style I usually donít care for much.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I guess I am not a big pumpkin beer person but this was something interesting to try. Very spicy in aroma and taste and very suitable for the fall.