Dorwart (2356) - 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 (2342) - 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 (2741) - 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 (7583) - 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.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2009 Draft at Quotations in Media, PA. Clear orange color with a medium to large head. Good lacing. Tastes the most like a pumpkin pie of all the pumpkin beers Iíve tried. Itís really too much, in my opinion.
A lot of cinnamon and pumpkin. You can even taste the heavy pie crust. It tastes fattening. Not my favorite, by far.
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Caponeís. Nice label that reminds me a little of the Weyerbacher concept. The pour here is chill hazy coppery orange; very Halloweenish color in this, with off-white head. Aroma is big pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, slight caramel malt, orange zest, mango, and hops. I swear I smell candy corn in this, too. The flavor is caramel malt mixed with subdued yet layered pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices, hops, more orange zest, and a very smooth palate that remains complex throughout. This is definitely one of the best pumpkin ales I have had thus far, and well worth seeking out.