BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orangy and clean in colour with a nice thin lacing head. Smells of ginger cookies fresh out of the oven. Tastes very smooth and clean, coats the throat slightly. A nice taste of ginger and a bit of cinnamon. Very smooth. A little more on the ginger snaps then pumpkin pie, but still a very high quality beer.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear light orange beer displaying a gentle off-white head. Thick-smelling off the start and kinda fleshy, but vegetal, almost avocado reminiscent. Spicy, chewy graham cookie notes with strong cinnamon and apple notes. Buttery, baked bread and biscuits, very sweet palate. Typical Southern Tier syrupy palate. Floury malt nature. Flowery minimal hop finish. Dull and big for nothing. Repelling sweetness supported by little complexity. Every bit as good as Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin.
polomagnifico (1144) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is pumpkin pie. Appearance is the only let down with a pale orange hue and off-white head. Flavor is the best of the pumpkin brews Iíve had. Thanksgiving and pumpkin pie all the way. Medium-full bodied beer that remained smooth but donít think I could have finished a bottle. Great after dinner brew.
Arayaga2 (1706) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 Aroma of popcorn, ginger, nutmeg.... just like a nice pumpkin bread. Taste is just as it smells, with a nice bit of vanilla, caramel and prominent nutmeg. The degree of spice along with what may be tannic elements make it a bit less drinkable than it could be, but it’s still far and away the best pumpkin beer I have ever consumed. $8/22oz
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2007 bottle....appearance: dark and clear as day orange brown with a small ivory head....aroma: like snorting fresh pumpkin meat up my nose (not that iíve snorted anything before). freshly baked pumpkin pie crust. very alluring.....taste: huge pumpkin taste with a very nice level of malt sweetness. some cinnamon/nutmeg added as well. quite dangerous at 9% as it didnít taste too hot for me.....this is what a pumpkin beer is supposed to taste like.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22oz bomber and served in a shaker. This brew poured a crystal clear, filtered, orange hue with a small beige head that quickly dissolved into a thin layer of scattered bubbles. Some very faint lacing was left behind. The aroma of the beer was made up of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon...pretty much a whole pumpkin pie. Excellent!! The flavor consisted of gingerbread, cream, pumpkin, and nutmeg...along with some underlying caramel malt notes and a touch of alcohol. The mouthfeel was full-bodied with very light carbonation and a lightly warming alcoholic finish. What else can be said? Simply, pumpkin pie in a glass! The best pumpkin beer I have ever had.
HogTownHarry (5905) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2007
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. At Coleís, Buffalo, NY. Also had a few times recently in the 22oz bottle. Clear amber pour, smallish foamy head. The aroma ... oh, MAN, that aroma. I sniffed for several minutes before tasting - I tired it in the bottle AFTER the tasting thinking something was unusual, but no, this beer really smells like this - to be specific, it smells EXACTLY like a fresh-from-the-oven pumpkin pie; up-front the breadiest, truest graham cracker crust with shortening aroma Iíve ever smelled not from real baking, plus real pumpkin, strong but not sweet nutmeg and cinnamon (very pungent), and I swear I could smell the dollop of fresh whipped cream on top too - just amazing, I gotta give this 10/10 - pumpkin beer cannot smell better than this. The taste follows - again, graham crackers, then actual pumpkin filling, and tons of bitterness - hops and the unsweetened spice .... hides that 9% pretty well, but I suspect part of the bitterness is from the booze. Average body, nice carbonation and of course astringency, long pungent bitter finish - really cleared my Dadís sinuses when he tried it. This is awesome stuff - I went back and bought the last 7 bottles they had a week later!
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Smells awesome - pumpkin, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, light hops, brown sugar. Not overly spiced and pleasantly sweet. One of the best smelling beers Iíve ever had. Flavor is a little bland, and Iím not in love with the finish. But it is super creamy. Good beer.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. All I can say is fucking WOW. As good of a pumpkin beer as Iíve had. Mellow and sweet cream without all of the pumpkin spice/cinnamon bullshit most brewers use. I doubt thereís real pumpkin in here but thatís fine with me. Nice carbonation and like I said, the sweetness without being cloying is the key here. Very well done.
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2007
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Hogtown harry,shared with him, Rudolf, and many others. One of the best aromas I have had the pleasure of sniffing! Pure pie, mostly pumpkin, but even some apple - stunning and unique. Dark orange, good sized white head. Taste is really good as well: very strong pumpkin, alcohol, spice, nutmeg - wow. Probably the best pumpkin beer I have ever tried and another winner by ST. Thanks for sharing Harry!!