Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - NOV 12, 2003
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. brown bottle. No freshness date, which is par for the course for Smuttynose. I guess they don't want anyone to know they sell stale beer. Anyway, it poured out a bright copper color, with no head at all. Overpowering spices made for a nasty tasting beer in my book. I couldn't even finish it, it was so horrid. I won't be buying this swill ever again.
jsquire (3400) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden color out of the bottle with a soft spice nose and an attractive head. This is a solid ale with a strong malt backbone and nice hop bitterness in the finish. On top of that they added a well balanced addition of spice. All around solid beer with great seasonal additions. Thanks to frielock for this bottle.
Rib Eye (147) - USA - NOV 4, 2003
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Eh. Not really any pumpkin flavor to speak of. All this really is is a very dry, highly hopped and acidic ale. I won't buy it again.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not the best nor the worst of the great pumpkin ale tasting of 2003. And I do LOVE a pumpkin ale!! This one was very drinkable, but lacked in spiciness.
crazyvin (1909) - New York, USA - OCT 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a nice octoberfest appearnce too it. Nutmeg and corriander was light on the nose. The taste was a little bit too hoppy and it overpowered the pumpkin taste.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2003 Two thoughts when I bought this beer - It will either be really good or really bad. Surprisingly it was just ok. Orange color was about all the resemblance to pumpkin I could detect. Somewhat spicy flavor. Limited aroma.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2004 11/03 I don't know. It has the color but it felt really metallic. Not as good as the post road in my humble opinion.
8/04 Had this on tap. Where the heck is the pumpkin and it was so light colored. I feel like we got the wrong beer. I dont know.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Well, It's definately a pumpkin ale. First thing you notice is a definate orange in the pour. Very cloudy appearance with yeasty floaties. Pumpkin in the nose and flavor, with a lot of spices. Crisp bite and very tingly. This might be my last pumpkin beer for a while.
OldGrowth (2617) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Good nose, spice dominates. A little haze, though pretty clean. Orange color. Small head that faded quickly. Spice, pumpkin and some green hops in the flavor. Kinda creamy, though not over done. A bitter bite sneaks in before fading away. Good brew!
TheBeerGod (5183) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice orange-red with a rocky white head. Nose is spicy with pumpkin puree, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg all coming through. This is a good pumpkin ale! The taste is spicy but smooth and even. It's not over-the-top spice like some others. The tongue has a nice spice character but some malt in there as well. Finishes as smooth as a baby's bottom. Good beer!