wamoore84 (20) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2007 22 oz bottle. Closest Iíve ever come to pumpkin pie in a beer. Not a big fan of pumpkin ale, but I absolutely loved this beer. All the pumpkin and spices were there in the aroma and followed through in the taste. Full-bodied.
lamas (1355) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle. A slightly hazy copper pour with a smallish light-tan head. Strong freshly-baked pumpkin pie aroma complete with all the usual spices, crust, and even the whipped cream on top! Medium to full-bodied and creamy. Tastes as good as it smells! Nicely balanced with plenty of rich caramel and creamy vanilla to go along with all the spices. Warming alcohol is a little noticeable, but only adds to the depth. Best pumpkin beer Iíve had!
GregClow (2883) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle obtained from HogTownHarry. Clear copper with a small creamy white head. Aroma - holy CRAP, thatís AWESOME - like the best pumpkin pie EVER. Like HTH says in his rating, you can even smell the whipped cream on top. Man. OK, I guess I should taste it. Oh yeah, more pumpkin pie, with a fantastic sweet malt backing. So good, so balanced, and it hides the 9% SO well. Easily the best pumpkin beer Iíve ever had. Fantastic!
Radek Kliber (6406) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 650 ml
Appearance :Amber with copper hue , medium light creamy top.
Nose :Complex spicy nose , vanilla with malt , baked goods with clove, coriander and re apple..
Flavour/Palate :Some frontal harshness, malted pumpkin in character, Christmas cookie backed with earthy notes. Alcohol well covered , It is shown only as filler (warming).
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich orange clear, with a thin off white head. Big full sweet creamy body. Rich and creamy pielike fullness. A sort round malt over well proportioned holiday spices. Egg nog? Definitely. A bit thick, lowish in carbonation. A good deal creamy. Something doesnít sit 100% me in terms of the palate... Big bold sweet malt. Spicey, but not in a bad way, not at all. Nutmeg, cinnamon and giant egg nog! A bit sharp with the spicy acidity, but still very balanced due to the enormous sweet rich creamy malt. Creamy finish at first, then spice. What a nice holiday treat!
tomthompson89 (1902) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2007
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
orange color little murky good head, nose to die for!!! Could have smelled it all night, really good pumpkin nutmeg nose. flavor is nutty with good pumkin flavor chewy mouthfeel, very good, would bye a few of these.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 11, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle - Hazy light orange color with tiny quickly dissapearing off white head. Aroma has lots of pumpkin, spices, candied ginger, honey, faint caramel. Flavor also has lots of pumpkin, bit of cinnamon, ginger, clove, light caramel, touch of nutmeg, with a mildly sweet finish. A bit overwhelming in the pumpkin and spice notes, just too overdone for my tastes.
Sammy (8573) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Mike and Jason for bringing. Above average pumkin beer, orange with soapy head, and noteable lacing. SIgnificant carbonation behind nutmeg, hops kick in at the end.
hiddenvariable (206) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. pours a slightly hazy orange with a medium white head that fades to the edges and leaves a bit of lacing. the smell is wow-inducing. it smells, as others have noted, pretty much exactly like pumpkin pie. you can even tell the crust from the gelatin. if pumpkin pie came in liquid form, this is what it would taste like. the alcohol is scarily well-hidden. iím not a huge fan of the style (nor pumpkin pie), but this is by far the best iíve had.
5000 (6265) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: If there ever was to be a Pumpkin Ale that is supposed to taste like Pumpkins, this would be it.   The aroma and flavor
are all about Pumpkin Pie.   Some smidgen of vanilla.   It doesnít stop there.   Youíve also got the crust, and the whipped
cream that sat on the pie too long and began to melt.   While not spiced as much as other examples, which I tend to prefer, this one
sure delivers that Pumpkin Pie feeling.   Fiery orange in color, translucent, head is moderate to thin, falls somewhat quickly leaving
very sparce lacing.   If you like your beers to be WAY more on the side of Pumpkin flavor, this is for you.   Personally I wished it
had a bit more nutmeg and cinnamon.   Low bitterness, good malt base, quite good actually.   I think because of the lack of spices
it almost seem to vegetable like.   Yeah, needs a touch more in the spice department.   After a while this one appears still, with
no mention of lacing nor carbonation.   However it tiz good, quite good actually, but would be even better with a bit more spiciness.
Iím happy to have had the chance to try this one.   Although, my vote still goes out to Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin as the champ.
Thanks Eugene for the three bottles!