LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured deep golden, a bit hazy from the bottle. One finger foamy head that dissipated quickly to a little layer that persisted and clung nicely to the glass.
Aroma was a surprise hit of hops and a subtle, not overpowering pumpkin pie. Taste more or less followed, something of an IPA like taste with nice hops, bitter finish,, pumpkin pie sort of in the middle. Nice, overall. Some pumpkin, a touch of cinnamon, nutmeg, maybe clove.
Aftertaste was definite, something almost objectionable, very lingering. Sort of peppery tingle that I find confusing. Not sure if it is supposed to be that way, but if clove is in there it makes sense.
Good brew, probably not in the permanent rotation here, but enjoyable and would drink again.
RichardGretton (4405) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Orangey coloured beer with a reasonable head. The aroma is herbal, and the flavour is quite deeply bitter with a herbal and spiced body. Overall a reasonable beer but quite strangely tasting at the outset.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AshtonMcCobb (3759) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - golden amber with an attractive lacy head.
Nose - pumpkin and nutmeg. Cloves too.
Taste - nutmeg and light cloves.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy middle section and a dry spicy finish.
Overall - they have tried to hide the pumpkin (successfully) in the spices. I’d like to taste more pumpkin. Good though.
allmyvinyl (6033) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Ash’s. Pours hazy amber with a thin white head. Aromas of spice, clove, light fruit. Taste is nutmeg, spicy, not finding the pumpkin. Dry spicy finish.
Stuu666 (6166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ash’s. Pours hazy orange, nose is toffee, light pumpkin, spiced, taste is nutmeg, dry toffee.
rumproasts (4006) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Deep golden with one finger head. Fairly standard pumpkin style ale, but it hits all the marks. Medium spice with just enough pumpkin flavor. Light sweetness, and good balance.
zacgillbanks (3085) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Hazy golden coloured with cinnamon, toffee and fruity flavour with a tart fruit and warming caramel finish.
hfmejias (974) - Dover, Delaware, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured cloudy, amber, with a nice off white head that left beautiful lacing all over the glass. Aroma obviously some pumpkin, malts and some yeast. Taste is sweet, malty, spices and pumpkin... Drinkable, alcohol is there but it is a easy to enjoy beer.
Dazz3 (1589) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours cloudy copper with a small white head. Smells cinnamon, pumpkiname and herby hippy with a similar finish.
dfinney23 (2235) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lost rating from last fall. Nice spice aroma. Hoppier than the typical pumpkin ale, at the expense of the pumpkin itself, it seems. Not bad but there are far better choices out there.
barbillon (54) - Pesaro, ITALY - JAN 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Birra molto carbonizzata di color arancio. Si nota subito l’intensità appena messa in bocca, noto un disequilibrio tra alcol e sapori di cereali, zucca, fieno. Diminuendo l’alcol forse sarebbe stato meglio. Smuttynose può fare di meglio sicuramente.