unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2009
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Whoa! Smells like Thanksgiving Dinner. The whole spread. Fresh baked pies, fresh rolled crush cooked to perfection. Whereís the turkey, whereís the mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, stuffing. Oh man! Flavor has all of the spices youíd look for in a pumpkin beer. Loads of nutmeg. Huge flavor. Tastes better than the best baked winter squash Iíve ever eaten. Mellow spice, nice brown sugar complexity hidden in there, a bit of banana bread or carrot cake in there too. Not too sweet, smooth and creamy. Very nice fresh pumpkin character and loads of nutmeg. Awesome.
yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured copper with a decent yet short lived head that did leave a little lace behind for the offering. Pumpkin pie in a glass on nose with hints of a buttery flakey pie crust. On mouth this beer lives up to the aromas. While presenting a light medium mouthfeel this beer delivers on cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. I did pick up some hop on finish.
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared a bomber pours a nice orangish amber colour with a light head. strong pumpkin nutmeg aroma. sweet flavour of nutmeg pumpkin and cinimamon
Maverick34 (2784) - New York, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a nice orange. A bit of head that disappears quickly. Nice pumpkin spice and cinnamon aroma. Pumpkin bread like taste with hops to finish. Well done.
jeremytoni (3022) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured brown with a good amount of head. Spicy malty flavor that tasted like pumpkin pie, with a quick finish.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 650mL. Pours a clear orange with a good almost high amount of carbonation. Has a tan, semi-rocky, one-finger head that settles down quickly to practically nothing. Aroma is insane. I have never smelled these notes in a beer: gingerbread house, cinnamon roll, carrot cake with lots of cream cheese icing. Taste is a bit of creamy, spicy pumpkin pie but then becomes mostly carrot cake with a nice hoppy bite at the end. Hoppiness at the end becomes a bit soapy. 9% is very well hidden. Overall makes other seasonals and pumpkin beers look stupid.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2009
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 Bottle from Binnys, shared with brother Eric. Pours cloudy/hazy bright orange with dancing sediment and abundant rising bubbles, quickly fading white foam head. WOW NOSE! Fresh baked carrot cake/pumpkin pie, right out of the oven! I canít believe what Iím smelling, it smells so good I almost donít want to drink it for fear that the taste with let me down and thus ruin the aroma for me. Not to worry, the nose comes through in the flavor! Taste is smooth with mild carbonation and slightly bitter pumpkin pie filling, carrot cake flavor with a slight hint of malt and hops. Alcohol is very mild as well, making this brew hard to keep in the glass, but it does catch up to you before long. The taste is just a notch below the nose in freshness...making me really want to get my hands on a fresh bottle! If only I could find this on tap!
puboflyons (2783) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 batch. From the 650 ml. bottle. The pour is a rich orange-amber with nice clarity but almost no head retention. Practically no carbonation activity. It is almost stagnant. The aroma is of pumpkin spice but there is also a weird sweetness of brown sugar to it or maybe a bit of butternut squash. The taste tends to be both sweet and sour with a strong dose of pumpkin spice and hops along with something smooth and sweet. And thereís also something tart. This is truly a complex seasonal and is one of the more unique pumpkin spice brews I have ever had.
dlovell2 (1469) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2014 Poured orange color with white head. Nutty, graham cracker,and cinnamon aromas. Creamy mouthfeel. Nutty flavors followed by cinnamon and spice. One of the better pumpkin ales Iíve had.
jimhilt (2513) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a two finger off-white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving no lace. Clear copper/amber color. Spicy sweet bread nose. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is sweet, cinnamon, pumpkin. Higher ABV is hidden. $6.49 for a 22oz bottle from Manchester Wine and Liquors Manchester, CT.