Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2008 Bottle at JoeMcPheeís. Think it was the first time i had this. The best pumpkin beer in terms of dead on flavor, the problem with this and chocolate IMO is how strong the flavor is it almost feels filling anyway.
Vanilla, spice, some etoh, loads of pumpkin pie, cream and a hint a vanilla which almost reminds you of the whipped cream. Im gonna have to rerate this when i take a bomber to my head, but for the small sample its pretty awesome.
Draft at Blind Tiger, with Reuben & Jen, as part of their pumpkin Promo. 15 lines i believe. All sampled as 5oz pours. Well im not feeling so discriptive today, but i wrote 3.9 on the paper eh im in accord.
17thfloor (2435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a small white froth. Earthy bitter spice aroma, floral. Great pumpkin flavor! Like biting into a pumpkin pie. The malts fill out the spices so nicely. Easy drinking, well carbonated body.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(on bottle) Effing love the graphics on this bottle. Clear orange color, steady white head. Nice aroma; muscat, vanilla, popcorn(?= and cloves. Creamy mouth, warm alcohol taste. Very nice, has some problems with the coco in the last finih, thoī.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2012 22oz from MrBendo - thanks, Todd!! Iíve been sitting on this one for a few months, and decided to crack it with an unseasonal dip in the temperature this evening. Looks nice, with some amber glowing, well carbonated goodness. Smells interesting, with a trace of butter (I swear, my first thought was microwaved popcorn) but definitely the guts of the pumpkin in there. Wow, this is pretty unforgiving in the pumpkin area isnít it? Itís hardcore, and I can practically sense the piles of goop and seeds around me on old newspaper. Nice spices and malts are in there, along with peppery hops, and it redeems what might have otherwise been a one-dimensional beer.
radiomgb (2463) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden orange in colour, lingering white coloured head, good lacing. The aroma is all pumpkin and spice - cinnamon, cloves, some sugar sweetness. The flavour is again dominated by pumpkin. Lots of spice is also coming through. Spices in the mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes lingering, spicy, sweet with lots of pumpkin.
With the high alcohol content I was surprised that no alcohol was really all that noticable. You canít complain with the lack of pumpkin in this one. It became way too much at times making it a bit on the difficult side to drink.
650ml bottle from the Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York.
Opened on December 2, 2007.
heemer77 (5156) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks for the bottle, iowaherkeye. The body is an opaque bright orange bronze color. This poured with a huge light peach head after a loud pop of the cap. The aroma is massive pumpkin pie with some nutmeg and cinnamon. There is also some rich tobacco character. The taste has some obvious canned pumpkin character and a long lasting nutmeg spice. The body is sticky and fairly thick. I would like something to balance out the strong nutmeg spice. Basically, this beer is tasted in only two dimensions. I would like something else in the flavor, but I guess it is as advertised. Decent, but did this need to be a 9% beer?
StoutCat (89) - North Laurel, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2008
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a yellow-gold with thin ivory head. Smells amazing, just like a spicy pumpkin pie. Taste is in line with the aroma, again strongly reminiscent of pumpkin pie - nutmeg, clove and cinnamon with a mild hint of a doughy- pulpy essense which makes it feel like a bite of pie. Alcohol is hidden extremely well, pretty much non-existant to my tastes. I really like the strong tasting/unusual beers when done well, and this is the best pumpkin beer, and one of, if not the best, spice beers I have had.
Beerman6686 (5054) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a cloudy brown with a small white head. Aroma of complete pumpkin pie, no other way to describe it. Flavor is also the best pumpkin pie beer iíve ever had, just a bit too much ginger for a 10. Much like the choklat, maybe not the greatest beer, but perfect for what it is supposed to be.
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange beer with soft off white head and lace. An aroma that at first comes across as pie spices but there is something on the nose that I just canít ID. A flavor of pie but again a flavor I canít name. Finishes with a very unusual but pleasant flavor as well. Soldid palate and good carbonation. A very good seasonal one of my favorites.
Dedollewaitor (14338) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks to TheWolf. Pours orange with a off white head. Heavy spiced aroma. Pepper/grain & pumpkin. Wow - mega powerful & concentrated taste with a scent of cinnamon. Special & different experience! Truly a Spice/Herb/Vegetable beer!