madsberg (11369) - SÝborg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Orange/golden coloured. Light brown head. Aroma is spiced and full of pumpkin. A touch marzipan and sugar. Flavour again is full of spice and pumpkin. Is a bit fruity and to some extend reminds me of Danish brown cookies. Wierd. Medium bodied. Has a dry and spicy end. As said very weird beer, and not really one I would go back to.
rreichen (1) - USA - OCT 6, 2009 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Best beer Iíve ever tasted. It was sweet and malty with intense full body pumkin flavor
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Barleys Smokehouse Columbus OH. Sweet, sugary, with lots of pumpkin flavor. OK for a pumpkin beer but I really donít like pumpkin....
Slipstream (2461) - USA - OCT 6, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2010 On tap at RnH, and I have also had it bottled. Was this made from Belgian pumpkins? I taste clove, pumpkin, malty sweetness, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar. Full flavored, and not like a typical brown ale plus a few spices, which is the way some brewers seem to do it. When it is fresh, you can really taste the vegetal pumpkin flavor, but after a couple of months the flavor smooths out some. This is excellent - Is it the highest rated pumpkin ale? Adrian thinks it should be, and I concur. Hats off to Puca! Pumking is a worthy way to toast in the Halloween season.
Headbanger (3847) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle 10/5/09 (Binnyís Naperville)-Pours a clear orangish golden with a small ring for a head. Aroma of a slice of pumpkin pie. Taste of the same with all of them very well blended. This medium bodied rew has to be the best Pumpkin beer I have tried. The ABV is very well hidden. GREAT brew.
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
RnH: Yes! Is this the promised land?! The holy Grail of pumpkin patches?! honestly tastes like a scoop from the center of a pie, mashed, boiled, fermented into autumnal greatness!
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2009
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
650 ml Bottle. Creamy spicy full bodied sweet pumpkin slap in the face! Great pour with a Carmel head. Let your palate enjoy the season!
joebudzjoe (672) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Stanton House, NYC. Between this and the Dogfish Head pumpking ale wins the crown. Real fresh, fleshy pumpkin with strong clove, nutmeg and cinnamon notes. The selection of malts provides a creaminess to provide a "a la mode" effect. Damn good beer.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle.
Appearance: Deep, translucent amber-orange with a very small, foamy, white head. The head is gone pretty quickly.
Aroma: Grainy pumpkin bread, earthy, and doughy. Strange stuff indeed.
Flavor: Very similar to the nose but heavy on the pumpkin spice, especially the clove. Like a dense, slightly bitter pumpkin pie. Interesting and pretty tasty.
Palate: Medium carbonation with a dense, rich, mouthfeel. A long, pumpkin pie spice finish.
Overall: A great example of the style that is worth giving a try. This one isnít going to be for everyone though. My girlfriend though it was like drinking a pumpkin candle.
Capa (2723) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of pumpkin pie spices, buttery crust, and light on the dough. Flavor is the same as the aroma and powered by the 9% abv. The spices are very prominent and damníd enjoyable. Easily my favorite pumpkin brew.