crazyvin (2020) - 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 (713) - 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 (1918) - 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 (20345) - 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.
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
thanks nhorweeen. orange brown, dark pumpkin ale color, white head. very surprising aroma. pumpkin gingerbread, over powering. pretty awesome sweet and spicy. tastes a bit like potpourri. very fall beer, pretty excellent for what it’s supposed to be. huge alcohol, considering i can hardly taste it. great stuff.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2008
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Holy crap, pumkin pie! Smells of fresh baked pumpkin pie, taste is more of that, liquified pumkin pie, with a lot of spicey goodness to accompany it. Can almost taste the whipped cream on top. Far and away the best pumpkin beer out there.
jgb9348 (4926) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy orange body with copper and bronze highlights and a very thin slightly off-white head - very little carbonation shown from the pour! Aroma is crazy - more nutmeg, cardamom and cinnamon than you’d smell in pumpkin pie!!! This aroma is amazing - seriously one of the best and most ’realistic’ [to the object the brewmasters are trying to recreate] beers i’ve smelt! Full-bodied; Super chewy mouthful with a potent alcohol flavour. Good spice throughout with more of the pumpkiny flavours roaming long with a ton of brown sugar and caramalised swetness. Overall, a potent and very festive beer for the season. If you can stomach the whole bottle or pass it around the table, you’ll be a hit for Thanksgiving! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Arlington (Clarendon), Virginia on 10-August-2008, sampled on 21-September-2008.