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.
demannu (211) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another pumpkin beer that doesn’t deliver the pumpkin pie experience. Another malty ale with fall spices. Just not what I’m looking for in a pumpkin beer.
danielecamo (843) - ITALY - AUG 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In bottiglia. Non riesco ad amare questo stile e mi viene difficile da giudicare. Palato con sentori di zucca, zucchero caramellato, frutta gialla, zenzero.
murphious2000 (29) - - AUG 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My bottle had 6.3% ABV stamped near the neck with the bottling date.
This one is less pumpkin pie filling flavor and more malty ale with some spice and slight pumpkin. Good balance without tasting phony. Possibly a more realistic version of early American ale with a slight bitterness in the finish. No cloying sweetness. And it seems the spices are more noticeable as it warms slightly.
PMgep (156) - Lund, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from systembolget. Sorry US, but I just can’t get the idea with pumpkin beer. This was one of the better but still nothing for me. Just spices all over.
Mark_Eck (1226) - - AUG 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light amber color. Aroma and taste are light pumpkin and some spices.
BeerRenter76 (303) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally rated on 10/19/14. Some pumpkin comes through in the aroma, along with spice and a bit of a caramel malt character, as well as a bit of a vegetable note. The flavor is also a bit more mild in the pumpkin spice, with a little more bitterness than other pumpkin beers, though more like an under ripe fruit or herbal tea bitterness. Not as pumpkin heavy as other pumpkin beers, but it’s still there, and the beer itself seems better crafted than most.
RichardGretton (4437) - 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 (4078) - 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 (6644) - 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 (6779) - 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.