PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This ale rocked, very spicy with hints of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and of course pumpkin. This beer even smelled like a pumpkin, and is an excellent fall beer.
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper color with white head. Nose of sweet pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, and pepper balanced nicely with light malt and hops. Flavor was well balanced, not too much spice, with a nice crisp finish. A little light in body, but overall a tasty seasonal treat. I donít take pumpkin ales to task like some; theyíre kitschy, but thatís part of the fun. Drank this while carving a vampire pumpkin. Whatís not to love?
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours transluscent light orange with thin, dissipating offwhite head. Aroma of light pumpkin, pepper spice, clove. Light flavor of spice, clove, pumpkin, malt and hop. Smooth palate. One of the lighter pumpkin beers Iíve had.
Parrothead (294) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
For some reason, Iím a sucker for seasonals like pumpkin beer. This one tasted like...pumpkin pie with a kick. Isnít that what itís suppopsed to taste like? Nice head, good body and the aroma, well, what can I say? Much, much better than my own homebrew attempt at pumpkin ale several years ago, which gained the nickname "Old Adhesive Tape."
Ron (3507) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
One bottle from BOTW. Copper in color with a small white head. Cinnamon aroma. Not much pumpkin flavor in the palate with a hop finish was slightly bitter. I liked the Saranac Pumpkin ale much better.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. bottle. Hazy orange/amber color with a small white head. Sweet, spicy aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
Bitter hop flavor surprised me on first sip as I didnít detect any hops in the aroma. This was followed by the aforementioned sweet baking spices. Not bad, but Iím really not high on pumpkin beers.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours orangey gold with a white head. Smells of vanilla, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace. Tastes sweet with some nice cinnamon notes. Slightly bitter but thick mouthfeel.
jb (2872) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cinnamon and pumpkin in the aroma , brown sugar and malt in the palag\te. Dry hop finish. Pumpkin taste really increased as it warmed. I really enjoyed this one.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2005 not a bad beer, but has an unnatural soapy floral taste. This is mostly apparent on the finish. weakly bittersweet. tastes like itís brewed with quality ingredients, but didnít come out quite right. Perhaps if pumpkins were a flower, this would be a decent pumpkin ale. (Hint: try the weyerbacher pumpkin ale!)
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - OCT 13, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
on draft linwood bar and grill in boston. poured typical deep copper red color with a mushroom colored head. nose of spice and saaz hops. flavor melds together clove, nutbmeg, allspice thing with a definative hop character. rather full bodied. typical for this beer.