mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber purchased at West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago. Pours amber with white frothy head. Aroma of spices and pumpkin, smells just like a pumpkin pie. Taste is of liquid pumpkin pie, no other way to describe it than that. Nice beer for the season, and if you’re looking for a true pumpkin ale, this is it!
BillKismet (3863) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light tan-orange with a minimally resilient head. Fills the nostrils with sapid overflow of knock-your socks off spices and brown sugar. Cinnamon and nutmeg and allspice and, especially, ginger snaps, are prominent. Buttered, browned pumpkin crust. Liquid pumpkin pie on steroids. Alcohol accentuates the spicing. On the sweet side, but otherwise the best pumpkin ale since Glacierís Drunkiní Punkin.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle from By the Bottle in Vancouver, WA--Yeah! Body a rich light copper-orangy hue. Very light but with big legs. Creamy off-white head. Massive real pumpkin pie nose. Flavor, crisp, delicious, spiced, bready, boozy. This beer is no joke a pumpkin pie in a bottle...crust and all. How’d they do it. Not artificial tasting. Very nice presentation. Good masking of alcohol. Delish!
BossHossBikes (148) - California, USA - OCT 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with almost no head. The aroma is of pumpkin, carrots, raisin, toffee, baked bread. It smells so much like a freshly baked irish pumpkin bread with a hint of peppermint in the nose finish. The flavour is just like the aroma. Dry baked bread slowly envelops the palate as the brew sits on the tongue. Carrot and pumpkin become the dominant flavours with some sweet toffee and light spices as complementary flavours. As the brew passes the tongue, raisins and nuts manifest as the dry baked pumpkin/carrot bread erupts. Hopsy bitterness amplifies the dryness and well complements the other flavours. Alcohol also becomes slightly apparent. In the finish the bitterness fades rather quickly. It takes a short while for the pumpkin bread flavours to fade. Thereafter, youíre left with a dryness and strange numbness on the roof of your mouth. I like this kind of finish a lot, it saves me from having to keep resetting my palate with crackers. This is the best pumpkin ale Iíve had, so far. Itís just like eating freshly baked pumpkin bread, as opposed to eating a handful of spices.
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. thanks bwkrieger. light apricot coloring with very thin head. great pumpkin pie aroma. rich and pumpkin pie. bready and nutmeg. wonderful pumpkin beer.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 9, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautiful copper brown with finger thick off white head. Wonderful nose of pumkin pie filling and even crust. The flavor is the same, with perfect amounts of nutmeg and clove. Creamy mouthfeel.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle with a big thanks to fiver:
pours a slight hazy orange amber colour with an off white head.. aroma is outstanding very toasty and a good pimkin aroma real nice toffee malts adn great grain aromas and a good nutty too just fantastic. flavour is great also plety of tasty grains as in aroma, good earthy pumpkin and nice sweetness from the malts finishes with a touch of bitter earth fantastic.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nutty malty aroma. Clear golden with small white head. Pumpkin and spice; nutty with supporting hop bitterness. Touch of alcohol warming. Medium body with full mouthfeel. Finish is dry with mace and other spices coming through.
xibalba89 (147) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber with some carbonation and a minimal head. The aroma is crazy... I can’t really put it into words... maybe a musty cake??? Some yeast in there, vegetables too. I wouldn’t have said pumpkin if I didn’t know it was a pumpkin ale, but I notice it if I know to expect it. The flavor is more of the same, with just a hint of beery alcohol to remind you that this is indeed a relative of your standard amber ale. The mouthfeel is solid, but not too thick, and the finish is long and smooth. A really great and unique beer... if you’re not a huge fan of pumpkin ales, don’t assume that this one is anything like the others.
RunningBeerGuy (7) - New York, USA - OCT 6, 2008 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the best pumpkin ale I’ve ever tasted. It smells and tastes like a freshly baked Thanksgiving pumpkin, including a buttery pie crust. You can’t taste the alcohol; you only taste spices. It reminds me of pumpkin pie, which reminds me of a crazy dude in college who ate 2 pumpkin pies in one sitting on a dare.