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 doesnít 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 Iíd 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 Iíve had.
beastiefan2k (2368) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Your simply the best, better than all the rest...
This is the best smelling pumpkin beer EVER! Smells like pumpkin muffins, sweet, grainy, sweet bread wrapped up in a pumpkin. Oh just so amazing and original and sweet, I want to eat the aroma. Itís burnt and earthy, and totally amazing. A clear orange color with a small head. Taste is well attenuated pumpkin sweetness. A light and extremely quaffable beer, no hint of the alcohol. But, really all you want to do is sit there and smell it. 22oz bomber, split 3 ways, Hobgoblin tulip glass.
Dorwart (2362) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large off-white head of rather fine bubbles. Kind of sloppy on top. Big spicy aroma with some nutmeg, and corn. I am getting a big corn aroma from this. Dry and very bready. Actually, just like cornbread. Color is a dark golden orange. As it warms, distinct gingerbread aroma comes through. Wow, extreamly soft malty flavor with loads of gingerbread, cinnamon and soft fresh bread. Kind of strange. Donít think that I have ever had a beer that tasted quite like this before. Noticable alcohol presence. Finishes spicy, soft and malty. A very strange brew. Decent though but not really wining with me though..
taffurs888 (124) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not to sound trite, but this is the best pumpkin beer I have ever tasted. Smell is nose shattering with smell and taste of a pumkin pie, with nutmeg, vanilla, and ginger. Hides the alcohol very well. Excellent beer.
MadIndian (2348) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled with Stegosaurus during our second Boston Tour. Served at Sunset Grill. Orange pour with sweet aroma, cinnamon, nut and other spices. Sweet spice/ brown sugar taste. This was actually pretty good.
zywiecporter (10) - Flintstone, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
If you are looking for liquid pumpkin pie, go out and buy this beer today! As a longtime pumpkin beer drinker, never quite had one like this. Strong, strong, nutmeg flavor, with solid pumpkin notes. If this is the flavor you like, itís well done, no question about it. I, however, found the spicy taste and aromas slightly overdone. Nevertheless, still a very fine brew.
tgncc (2751) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2012 Rerate on 09/03/2012. The BEST goddam pumpkin ale I have ever had period. The color is a nice but unremarkable copper. The aroma is outstanding, like pumpkin pie in a glass. Immediate notes of baked bread/pie, malty, with a little spiciness. The flavor has the right amount of pumpkin, spices and maltiness. Smooth finish, leaves some sweetness on the plate. Nice thick mouth feel. Something I look forward to every fall. Excellent.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
POurs dark orange with deep notes of pumkin and the associated spices. This os one of the few that actually get it right by combining all of the flavors from the pumpkin to the spices and actually balance them all out. The beer finishses and drinks with nice complexity.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Most pumkin pie like beer yet. From the whip creme topping to the orange filling. Slight whtie head with copper color. Fits a great pumkin beer profile
Dogbrick (7659) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at our Septoberfest party. This beer is a clear dark copper color with a medium off-white head with decent retention. Patchy lacing. Aroma of pumpkin pie and allspice. Medium-bodied with a very nice pumpkin flavor. So many pumpkin beers seem to veer too far into the spice side but this one has a very good pumpkin pie and caramel malt flavor with touches of ginger and allspice. The finish is sweetly spiced and completes the "liquid pumpkin pie" equation. Well done overall.