elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful, cloudy orange. Not gold, not amber, not copper. Orange--one of the truest oranges I’ve seen in a beer. The thick, foamy, off-white head is long lasting with good retention. A beautiful beer in the glass. Aroma is of fresh pumpkin; some pielike spices are noticeable, especially clove, but pumpkin clearly dominates. Some floral hoppiness is discernible in the background. Flavor is a bit reversed, as toasted malts drive the flavor with pumpkin playing only a supporting role. Cloves and spice are noticeable, though. Hops add some bitterness to the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is watery, with some lively carbonation. In sum, a beer that I highly respect for its "historical" flavor, even if its not my favorite tastewise. Great appearance and flavor.
BeerRenter76 (291) - 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 (4420) - 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 (3908) - 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 (6301) - 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 (6470) - 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 (4130) - 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 (3175) - 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 (1026) - 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 (1669) - 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 (2257) - 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.