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 (2416) - 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 (5003) - 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!
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very spicy aroma - cinnamon, nutmeg and other wintry-warmers. A nice pumpkin color to it, with a small head. Authentic pumpkin flavor. A slightly bitter finish, and very dry. I was expecting it to taste much more sweet than it is, based on the aroma. Somewhat thin-bodied.
notalush (4583) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I'm not a big fan of pumpkin ales, but this one is nice - cloudy orange with decent white lacing - heavy nutmeg aroma - flavor has more of the same, but with a heaping helping of bready, biscuty flavors (it kind of tastes like liquid gingerbread), which balances out well with the pumpkin aspect of the beer - hops creep their way in in the finish, adding a new dimension - a very good fall beer.
BtownBrewer (91) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
eh. The aroma is better than the taste, but the taste isn't all that bad. I've had other pumpkin ales, one heavy on actual pumpkin flavor, the other on pumpkin spices, but this is a respectable combination of both. A good seasonal beer... I really couldn't see myself partaking of this in the spring or summer, if I could even find any of it.
joet (2038) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 9, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is the most pumpkin pumpkin ale I've had. It's also got spice and it's slightly overdone (tons of nutmeg) but it's not atrocious. Fairly innocuous in the aroma and pummeling to the taste. A very interesting novelty ale.
jgb9348 (4436) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy bronze colour a very nice off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin, spice and everything nice - The best aroma i've gotten from a pumpkin! Medium to Light-Bodied; Strong spice/pumpkiny flavour with a residual sweetness. Aftertaste shows a great malt balance and a nice level of spiceyness! Overall, a very good beer, the best i've had of the type! I bought this twelve ounce bottle at Beers of the World in Rochester, New York and sampled it on 3-October-2003.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy copper color with a light tan head. Nice aroma of pumpkin, ginger, and nutmeg. Flavor was nicely balanced between the malt, pumpkin, spice, and hops. Medium to full bodied. The best pumpkin ale I've had so far.
DYCSoccer17 (3205) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 27, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear copper color with a 2cm ligh yellow head. Aroma is of pumpkin with a lot of spice--perhaps clove? This bouquet is very apparent. Start is pumpkin flavor, but gives way to a clove spiciness. Palate is rather watery. Not a terribly special pumpkin ale.