hershiser2 (1570) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ML Bottle. $6.49 at Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours a very clear light orange amber with only a dusting of a head. Vegetation in the nose: pumpkin and other autumn smells, along with some hint of spice and some bread. Flavor is a well-done crusty pumpkin pie... slightly burnt, slight pepper finish. I donít like it as much as Iíd hoped.
BVery (8691) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2013 BOTTLE: wow! Clear gold pour, aroma was pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla. Taste was more pumpkin, spices, gingerbread, and malt. Really good stuff.
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2009
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow this was the shit. Tastes like cinnamon nutmeg and pumpkin spice with a dangerous amount of sugar and body to bring this whole thing up to PURE PUMPKIN PIE BEER! Great beer, one that I was hesitant to try, but holy shit this was decadent. Just ridiculous how good it was.
IPAaLLtHEwAY (142) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
im not a "pumpkin beer" expert by any means, but this tastes to me just like pumpkin pie. I rated the aroma and the flavor the highest because they are both amazing, very complex and very delicious. The appearance is a tranceparent orange hue. thin white head that dicipates quickly. I really like this beer. Probably the best pumpkin beer ive had. But thats not saying much ive only had 3. Buffalow bills, and dogfish headís.
hotstuff (4531) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a small white head, transparent body, very little carbonation, and a gold hue. The aroma was pumpkin, gingerbread sweet, spicy, some cinammon, some malt, vanilla, and pumpkin pie. The flavor was pumpkin, brown sugar, sweet, spicy, ginger, vanilla, cinammon, and malt. The mouthfeel was tingly and a medium bodied beer. Fairly well balanced and full of pumpkin and gingerbread characteristics, but a little bit of an overkill at the same time. Nonetheless, still worthy of a try.
wolfenstein62 (48) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Even on a hot humid day, the Fall aromas just scream out of the glass. Lighter than most Pumpkin Ales in terms of color. That may be the only fault in this ale. All the flavors you would expect, but put together so all aspects of the flavors have a chance to shine. Beyond outstanding!!!
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orange-gold pour with a small, short-lived, white head. The aroma is of fresh baked, toasty pie crust with some vanilla, roasted pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. The flavor pretty much follows the aroma with a touch of caramel and just a hint of hops on the finish. A little bit cloying though. Dry medium body with lots of carbonation.
williamherbert (1408) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2009
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A hazy amber/yellow orange concoction. The head is average. Has a hazy thickness to the look. Not bad.
The aroma is out of this world. A very, VERY bready smell. Heavy yeast and a cake-like aroma. A combination of pumpkin pie and -- perhaps more strongly -- carrot cake. Like a liquified confection. Immense.
The taste is very strong carrot cake. Pumpkin spice and brown sugar. Very conspicuous alcohol burst. Hits the back of the tongue with authority. Rich and bready, like a sugary cake.
Feels thick and foamy. Milky and chunky. Chewy. Itís delicious and bursting with flavor, but also seriously heavy.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle An pretty early Halloween in July. Pours a clear amber orange with a thin off white head. The head has average staying, and laces fairly well. Has a good pumpkin spice aroma, all spice, ginger snap cookie, and pumpkin pie. Has a light carbonation. The flavor is sweeter than spicy. Not bad but would have liked to see it kicked up a bit. Has a watery texture. An okay finish with an okay aftertaste. I typically like pumpkin beers but this just seemed too sweet. Maybe its because its July.
MrBeerFanatic (905) - Friona, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one right out of one of the tanks that age the beer at the brewery. Canít say accurately about the appearance because of it not being filtered yet and coming from a holding tank that hasnít yet bottled the beer. But the flavor was bliss. There was a very prevalent pumpkin note with some spices of coriander, cinnamon, little vanilla, and others. Now, the fact that I had it so fresh from the batch might have a little to do with the flavor rating but I will wait till they bottle and sell it first. Sweet, spicy, and a tad milky with a touch of sour. I would almost consider this a desert rather than a beer...