phiconners (149) - 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 (4420) - 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 ol’ 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 don’t 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.
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have to say this was a surprise. The smell is wonderful -- pumpkins and cinnamon. For autumn what could be better. The taste was a nice change with spices and pumpkin. I will drink this throughout the fall.
Firefaery (19) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely spiced pumpkin and nutmeg flavor with hints of clove and cinnamon. Nice orange-red autumn color. Great pumpkin pie scent.
jimhilt (2454) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a huge white head that leaves hardly any lace. Hazy, light amber color. Serious pumpkin pie nose. Light - medium carbonation. Flavor is pumpkin pie, starts sweet and malty, finishes malty, fizzy and a hint of hops. Very good spiced beer. Available in supermarkets in NH for $5.99/6-pak..
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Andy’s. Orange and clear in color. Spicey. Nutmeg. Pumpkin Pie Spice. Sharp tasting. Maltiness. Ok.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Spicy and pumpkiney but not as good as other pumpkin ales I’ve had recently. Not a bad example of the style though, just not for me
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Andy’s. Ornage and clear, white head. Spicy Christmas-nutmeg aroma. Pumpkin pie flavor. Decent maltiness, no bitterness. There are better examples.