sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
#1400. Tasted 9/2/08. 22oz bomber. First pour is relatively clear with an orange, amber golden hue. Sparse off-white head. Wow! this is a total pumpkin pie aroma. i’ve heard of brewers using canned pumpkin in their batches, but this is personified. But it’s the whole deal, spices, crust and filling. Crazy nose. Full bodied and damn fina. Lotta spice and character, but something odd stands out. Metallic from the chill? Odd spicing? There’s something that just holds this one back a little...Sticky, lingering finish. Subtle hop character and the alcohol is also rather well masked. Slight buttery undertone. Sticky and crisp. For as smooth as it is, the bitter character rears its head and kinda ruins the roll. This is definitely the biggest pumpkin I’ve ever had, but not my favorite. Sticky cloying finsih. Second and final pour is rather more heady and dissipating. Same character. More slight esters are shining underneath the spices. Cherry raspberry and tart cranberry nuances. The spices overwhelm the palate, but a lot shows up on the proximity. Toasty cookie malt character. Rather sticky finish. Lingering and cloying. It’s almost as if the palate is not as much, if not accompanied by the aroma, which is substantial. This si good, but not as good as my hometown hero, Schlafly!
LilBeerDoctor (3702) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2008 Bottle. Pours orange with a small white head. Aroma of cinnamon and gingersnap cookies. Flavor of slight pumpkin and more gingersnaps and gingerbread cookies. I don’t know what people are referring to when they say this tastes like pumpkin pie--because it doesn’t. Maybe pie crust? It’s pretty decent though, at least if you like gingersnaps.
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2008 Bottle shared with GMCC2181, poured a nice clear amber color with aroma of spice, nutmeg, and fresh baked pumpkin pie. Taste is exactly like pumpkin pie, spices, graham crackers, ginger and a nice alcohol finish. the best pumpkin brew I have had!
skidney (6) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2008 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear light amber with a small white head. Aroma is that of freshly baked pumpkin pies. The taste starts semi sweet with tastes of carmel, nutmeg and pumpkin followed by a fast burst of bitterness that ends quickly and then moves to a long spiced pumpkin pie taste. This is an amazing beer that I will drink on a regular basis. Treat yourself to one of these the next time you go to the store,
undsioux7 (871) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma is all pumpkin pie. Taste is mostly pumpkin with some spice and maybe nutmeg. Good stuff.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6542) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had the bottle of this the same day that I had the draft. The bottle was a poor imitation of the draft. This rating is for the draft. Sampled at Smokin’ Joe’s in Pittsburgh PA this beer poured a dark amber color with a small yellow-white head. The aroma was sweet butterscotch, caramel and hazelnut. Very strong and appealing. The flavor was very strong with hazelnut, butterscotch and caramel with a touch of light hops and spices - mainly nutmeg and clove. The mouthfeel was very thick and syrupy. Delicious! Almost overwhelming. Intense but wonderful!
phiconners (150) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice aroma, smells like a bakery. Spicy flavor, pumpkin with some vanilla. Stronger than most pumpkin beers, right at the top of this style.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2009 Pours a light amber with a small head. Wow, smells just like pumpkin pie. Nice flavor.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, fresh. Nose is straight pumpkin pie, taste is pretty close to pumpkin pie as well with a fair bit more malt than i expected, this is a bit too sweet and syrupy for me, although that is expected with ST, could have been more bubbly and light, still this is as close as pumpkin pie in a bottle.
kevd193213 (988) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light copper our with a thin off white head. Aroma of spiced pumpkin pie. Taste of pumpkins and sugar with a nice sweet finish.