bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Clear bronze color with a small white head...immediately upon pouring the aroma hits. Notes of massive cinnamon, nutmeg, PUMPKIN, and creme fresh all noted...I don’t think I’ve ever smelled something like this before, it’s even more rich than a true piece of pumpkin pie. I was expecting this to be very sweet in the taste as well, but I was wrong...fairly crisp start with a very natural pumpkin taste that also has the cinnamon, nutmeg and creme notes their to back it up. Finishes on a dry note that just made me want to pour some more. Great dessert brew.
taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Tasted during local beer tasting at grocery store. Potent pumpkin aroma. Pours orange without a lot of carbonation Taste: Very little spice and heavy on the pumpkin. Not my style. I prefer more spice and less pumpkin flavor.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, goblet. Pours a hazy orange, scanty head, but sparkling. Aroma, wow, this really is pumpkin pie in a glass. Pumpkin, caramel, vanilla, nutmeg, something earthy evokes walnuts. First impressions on the tongue, much the same, plus more spices, orange zest and ginger. Earthy-sweet. Nice sparkles on the tongue. The alcohol canít be tasted, but it certainly is felt, and fast. I donít know whether the beer gives up its more subtle flavors more quickly than most, or whether the alcohol has just anesthetized my palate, but halfway through the glass, itís a much simpler beer, mostly pumpkin and caramel, but itís still nice, and still has a nice nose long after most beersí aroma would have faded.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. My second "pumpkin" beer, and quite different from the DFH brew that I tried before. This beer focuses much more on the spice side of things, much like pumpkin pie. Spicy aroma and flavor, tastes like liquid pumpkin pie in a glass..with a generous amount of cinnamon. A novelty of a beer for sure, but worth the experience.
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear orange pour with thin head. Aroma and flavor were pure pumpkin pie with some alcohol mixed in. Somewhat light body. Not bad, but not all that impressive either.
Narnad (1476) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper color with a very small white head which went away pretty quickly. Aroma is very strong of pumpkins with a hint of vanilla and smells very similar to ginger bread. Flavor begins with the warm feeling of the alcohol mixed with the pumpkin taste. When this subsides, your left with the ginger bread flavor lingering with a bit of a bitter bite at the very end. Mouth feel is medium and is perfect for the beer. This beer is one of the better "halloween" beers I have tried in a long time and does what very well at what its aimed for, tasting like fall. Very unique and definitely a beer to give a try but be prepared for the overwhelming taste and aroma of pumpkin bread mixed with ginger bread.
kieleszd (83) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
If you took water, yeast, wheat, a powdered coffee creamer and orange dye and let ferment for a couple months you will appear to have a pumpkin ale that lacks real pumpkin.
topherh (1912) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours orange with a thin white head. Aroma is pumpkin and light spices. Flavor is sweet, lots of pumpkin, the flavor is over the top.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 Smells just like pumpkin rolls, including the cream filling; vanilla, pumpkin and spice. Spicy, sweet flavor. Kinda weird. Odd bready/cakey aftertaste with spices.
tennisjoel (1182) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. Pour is orange with a smallish head. Aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, and kind of a weird sawdust smell. Vegetable flavor, with some biscuity malts. One of the most flavorful pumkin beers I’ve ever had. Almost to the point of cloying. A little unbalanced for me.