sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - NOV 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to corey70. pours a rich orange/amber with off white head. aroma is insane with pumpkin pie and spice. drinks extremely easy at 9% and is just a flood of liquid pumpkin pie. the flavor makes you think back to your youth when you get that first piece of pie for the season. finishes with nice cinnamon and nutmeg and just begs to be chugged. absolutly the best pumpkin beer iíve had to date.
nickd717 (3600) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via trade thanks to truehumand on BA. Pours clear pumpkin orange with a dissipating off-white head. Aroma is pumpkin, pumpkin spices, gingerbread, corn, and biscuit. Flavor is sweet and very pumpkin pie like with loads of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, butternut squash, and some bready pale malt. Palate is smooth and creamy and slightly warming. Finish is long. Nice pumpkin beer overall, but maybe not quite the king of pumps (or pums I guess - what happened to the other P?).
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 1, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of Shyam and the Bang-Golly Beer Club. They have a VARIETY of beers. Had waited for this a long time so I am happy it could be my 900th rating. Nose is very full with clove, nutmeg, sugar, cinnamon, maybe a hazelnut, and then very authentic pumpkin. A but on the vegetable side rather than pie, but very good. Full notes of pie crust as well. Color is rather transparent and a standard orange gold. Flavor is much like the aroma, with the soft, sweet pumpkin notes kind of subdued by the spice, which I would take or leave. Texture is not nearly as thick as I would like (yeah, my standard is Big Black Pumpkin) but this is still good, if not comforting. Really good - glad I had it, may even seek out again. PS, barrel age this beer.
Cavie (3969) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Cletus. Clear orange appearance. Aroma is dry spices and a large element of kettle corn. Quite the autumn smell. Kettle corn and candy corn dominate the taste. Taste is way too dry though and the spices stand unbalanced. Few flavors stand with you past the finish and they are not outstanding flavors.
walrussell (162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Okay, I like this beer, but it tastes like a scented candle. It smells like a scented candle too, but not as much as the flavor. Vanilla, cinnamon, some clove. Alcohol incredibly well hidden. Taste is all pumpkin, without very litttle bready beer flavors underneath. Mildly sweet.
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle..hazy amber pour,thin wispy head ,some lacing .The aroma is sweet and reminds me of ginger bread.The flavor is very similar,very sweet ,cake,cinnamon,spices,vanilla and maybe a touch of pumpkin not much.The body is on the thin side and the finish is a touch bitter.
finol (2320) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ÷lbutikken.
Pours orange with lots of carbonation and hardly any head.
Dry christmas spicy aroma.
Pumpkin, paprika and spicy taste.
alobar (2982) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber color with a true pumpkin pie aroma. One sip and your palate is treated to nutmeg, pumpkin, clove, and brown sugar. For a pumpkin beer, this one is a real treat.
Metalhead (633) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice pumpkin aroma. Typical pour. Way too much on the brown sugar. Dry, possibly too dry finish yet sticky on the lips at the same time. Too much spice and kinda harsh. Could not finish the bomber. Iíll save my other bottle for next year and hope for the best.
zizzybalubba (1559) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA. Dark orange pour with a very thin white head. Very sweet aroma of pumpkin, brown sugar, clove, nutmeg, and sweet cream. Way too sweet flavor but the pumpkin is there. There is really no way I will finish this entire bottle on my own. If itís pumpkin you are going for you will get that here; unfortunately it is just way too sweet for me...The side of the bottle suggests pouring this into a goblet at 40 degrees F. Initially in following this suggestion I was a bit overwhelmed by the sweetness of this beer. After this has sat some I will say that it does get better with a combination of the open glass and the increased temperature. However, I still donít think I will finish the bottle.