brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Copper amber color. Very clear with a white head. The aroma is malty with a solid pumpkin presence. Really quite good with pumpkin pie and cinnamon. Damn! That is one pumpkin tasting beer. Malty pumpkin is the dominant flavor and I am not referencing spice. You get a big mouthful of pumpkin in this one with allspice and cinnamon being secondary to the gourd. Full body and a bit thick on the tongue. Good stuff but not my favorite. I like a little more spice.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Draft @ Sunset Grill with the Mad_Indian. This brew was not listed on their extensive beer menu, instead we ordered a different pumpkin brew, but they were all out. So they recommended this one to us, and said it was the best pumpkin brew they ever had their before. I have to agree, Pours amber/copper with a good size off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin pie, cinnamon, brown sugar, ginger, nutmeg, and corriander. The flavor was amazing (never thought id say that about a pumpkin brew) spices galore, sweet, and i swear it was i was drinking the best pumpkin pie ever made.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2008 bottle- Amazing. Quite simply one of the best beers of its style. One can taste the crunch of the pie, and the pumpkin flavor without it being too vegatal. It’s there though. So too are the spices- way overboard, and a unique combonation of brown sugar, nutmeg, cinn. etc. Wow! bottle re-rate- 09/22/08- disappointed with this year’s batch- a little overly spiced, and a little vegetal without so much of the graham flavor I loved before. Knocked it down a point or two.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 22oz bottle. Pours a lovely burnt orange color with a small, quickly-dissipating white head. Aroma is an absolutely heavenly mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, pumpkin, ginger, and clove. Taste is the same, with the nutmeg and cinnamon vying for attention in the front and then the pumpkin and clove characteristics coming to the fore at the end. The beer remains smooth and drinkable throughout. This is my new favorite pumpkin ale, and I’ll surely be trying more from this brewery.
pineypower (2478) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out a orange/light copper color with a small off white head. Aroma is like if someone freshly baked a carrot pumpkin cake, it draws you in and beckons you to taste the beer. Taste is very nice and complex. Pumpkin, carrot cake, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a slight bitter clove taste on the finish. Very solid beer
jb (2152) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Have never been able to find this in NY, managed to pick it up in Columbus, Ohio last week. Great looking autumn orange-brown. Nutmeg, corn, cinnamon and squash aroma. Much pumpkin in the palate along with a bit of brown sugar. Great one in this style.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color with a smaller ages paper colored head. Windmill cookie aromas complete with ginger, Cinnamon and almonds. Pleasant, but nothing too extraordinary. Initial coconut macaroon flavors in the start. This one seems to has the cookie theme covered. No alcohol detected. Certainly a spiced brew, but a stronger pumpkin tart than your normal pie flavored brews. Tasty in a sweet treat/dessert type brew.
Pailhead (4622) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Awesome aroma. The major component is ginger bread cookie along with some cinnamon covered almonds, and faint pumpkin. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small off-white yellow tinted head that fades somewhat quickly. The flavor has a lots of ginger bread cookie right from the. There is a moderate pumpkin backbone with some light caramel. This has more actual pumpkin flavor than any other pumpkin beer I’ve had. The finish has a nice cinnamon and clove character that lingers on the palate. Alcohol is nonexistent in the aroma and flavor. Medium-full bodied with an slick oily texture with mild carbonation. This goes down way too easy for 9%. My new favorite pumpkin beer. This is very impressive if you like pumpkin beers.
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2007 A very different but wonderful beer. Pours dark orange with a small head. Lots of pumpkin flavor but not to overwhelming. Some cinnamon and cloves help soften the pumpkin. Nice hop finish. A+
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 23, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz, no date. My lord, this smells absolutely delicious! Clear amber orange with a 1/2 finger off-white head that doesn’t take long to fade to a ring. The first things I smell are fresh snickerdoodle cookies and pumpkin. Lots of spices--cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg are what I can pick out. I got a hint of orange hard candy in there as well. Flavor mimics the aroma with more bready cookie notes and some caramel malt. Finishes drier than I’d have thought. 9% ABV? Masked pretty well, as I only got a light tingle on the tongue from it. Minimal bitterness noted. Medium body with low carbonation. As this warmed further, I did pick up on some vanilla. I really hope this cellars well, as this is the best pumpkin beer I’ve had.