GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Forgive me but, yes, it pours a clear pumpkin orange with a small dirty white head. The head quickly settles to just a few pools of bubbles. Unmistakable pumpkin pie aroma - no need to light a pumpkin spice candle if one of these is being poured. Aggressive pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and anise. Very sweet but somehow dryish finish and creamy texture. This is no decorative miniature pumpkin. I liked it but did feel that it was too heavily spiced.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber courtesy of GMCC2181. Pours a clear dark golf with a half finger white head. Nose smells like real pie filling, cinnamon, spice, etc. I had the Weyerbacher Pumpkin last night and that smelled more manufactured like a pumpkin candle. Taste is real pumpkin pie spices, not over the top at all. I swear I can taste the crust too. It’s got a little alcohol burn in the finish but not bad. Medium mouth feel. This is good stuff. Thanks G-Diddy!
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled side by side with Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin and Dogfish Head Punkin. Pours a deep copper color with orange highlights with a small sticky foamy head. Aroma is first pumpkin, followed by nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavor follows the same pattern, big pumpkin taste with pie spices and a touch of caramel malt playing a secondary role. It’s nearly the opposite of many "pumpkin" brews, which tend to be all spice. Also not as sweet as some. Alcohol is well hidden to the point of being close to undetectable. Nearly creamy on the palate. This is my new pumpkin brew baseline. Definitely the king of the three!
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unlike most pumpkin beers i have had this had a more authentic pumpkin flavor as opposed to a pumpkin pie flavor. The difference is in the amount of spices. There were nutmeg, all spice and other spices but the were softer than most pumpkin beers. A nice copper hue with a thin off white head. Palate could have been fuller, otherwise a good beer.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a copper/orange with a three finger white head. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices and pumpkin. Flavor was pumpkin and spice with a slight malt taste. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
WisconsinBeer (714) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange color, some carbonation, minimal head. Flavor is roasted malt, pumpkin seed, pumpkin pie spice, ripe fruit. Medium-light bodied. Lingering sweetness, just looked at the ABV, hot damn! Yeah, this is some pretty good stuff.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep copper orange in color with a nice fluffy white head. Spicy clove pumpkiny aroma. Vanilla fruity notes. Pumpkin spicy malty flavor. Caramel notes. Medium bodied. Finish is spicy. Very drinkable. Nice.
rocbyter (1925) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robust malt and spice aroma. Clear orange color with a small off white head. Bread and spice flavor fading in the finish.
omhper (20567) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2008
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2009 Bottled, thanks PilsnerPeter! Clear deep golden, minimal head. Overpowering gingersnaps aroma. Very sweet with thick, dense mouthfeel. A one flavour beer - fatty gingersnaps and sweet potatoe is the clostes I can relate to. Very sugary, extremely sweet and very powerful. Alcohol and syrup dominates the finish along with this extreme spice flavour. As subtle as an elephant in an antique store and as refreshing as tabasco. A beer for sipping in minimal amounts, but that really has no depth or even any pleasant flavours.
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma and taste of pumpkin spices. A little over spiced for my liking. I say less pumpkin, more beer.