jeremytoni (3029) - 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.
GT (9982) - 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 (3065) - 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 (1735) - 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 (2552) - 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.
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nose is banana bread with a slight hint of pumpkin. pours reddish golden with good white head that sticks around. taste is bready with heavy nutmeg. the pumpkin is a bit disguised as banana. a pretty good novelty beer, but i will not buy again.
Pookie9121 (122) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. Bottle. Pours a nice golden color. Semlls of ginger, nutmeg and other spices. Great beer. Flavor was complex including cinnamon. HIghly recommended pumpkin beer.
gnoff (9552) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Haket, GŲteborg. On September 26, 2009
Clear golden color, white head. Sweet, soft gingerbread, smooth, spicy, Christmas like scent. Sweet, bitter, spicy, pumpkin taste. Gingerbread aftertaste. Smooth a bit spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Fun bit too much after a while. Smells fantastic, though drinkability is about one glass, a bomber should be split 4 ways or so, not 2 as we did.
Skinnyviking (8652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Low but lasting white fluffy head. Clear amber body. Cinnamon cookie like sweet pumpkin aroma and flavor. Low carbonation. Long sweet aftertaste.