12many (277) - Alaska, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy orangish copper with a fine head and good lacing. Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, some other spices, and brown sugar. Reminds me of Autumn and the trees changing colors. Really digging this aroma. Flavor is mostly sweet but I can taste some bitterness which makes me think of hops although I couldn’t pick any up on the aroma. Palate is medium bodied, very smooth, moderate carbonation, and leaves a little aftertaste which makes a second sip inevidable. Alcohol is well hidden but is slightly warming a few seconds after swallowing. Expectations exceeded.
GMCC2181 (1591) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 11, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2009 On my quest to find the best pumpkin beer out there....so I have been waitng for this one a while. Consumed on a cool August night in DE. Aroma is a sweet pumpkin pie. Sugar, pumpkin, nutmeg and all the other goodies. Color is a goldish orange, with a good head. Definetly taste just like pumpkin pie! Taste is sweet but enjoyable. The texture is light. Overall the best pumkin beer that I have had to date. I will definitely have to pick up some more!*****UPDATE***** Picked up some more, pretty much think the same thing as before . So far the best pumpkin beer out there! I could drink this all year round. The best seasonal beer of all time, I cant wait for fall ever year because of this brew
Derek881 (1251) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another beer I sampled on tap at Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore. The beer had a very clear, light amber-orange color with a short-lived, barely visible white head. A rich pumpkin and spicy aroma with brown sugar and molasses shining through along with a touch of hops. A sweet flavor dominated by brown sugar, cinnamon, and pumpkin tones, with a subtle ending bitterness. The beer was wet and thinner with adequate carbonation, but not a substantial mouthfeel.
dogfish120love (1144) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very delicious it like eating the best pumkin bread ever. I wish it was october when I was drinking this. very sweet and you can definetly taste nutmeg.
thegreenrooster (4003) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Its 95 out and I’m drinking a pumpkin beer. Pour is a bright orange with a small white head. Aroma is is some pumpkin and brown sugar with a bit of nutmeg. Flavor is way off. Super thick with a heavy sweetness and a horrible sourness. Finish is medicinal and bitter. My local Schlafly pumpkin offering is so far superior to this its not even funny. Why do they put this in a 22oz?
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma is nutmeg, cinnamon, bit of vanilla and pumpkin. Taste is ... wow. Taste starts off with a bit of pumpkin and sweet caramel malt, with the nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin just blowing up as the taste progresses. Finish is very odd, bitter spices and very vegetal/medicinal. carbonation is fairly crisp, with a medium body. May try to age a bottle or two to try in a month or so, but right now, the lingering finish kind of throws off the whole beer.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours Texas orange with a little bit of off white head. Nice aroma. Smell like pumpkin pie filling, but on a graham cracker crust. Interesting. I don’t enjoy the flavor nearly as well as the aroma. Its tastey, but just not something that I need 22 ounces of. It starts of with the same character as the flavor, but the linger is odd flavor is a killer. Its kind of medicinal. Medium body, dancing carbonation are great. Again, the aftertaste is a killer.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Damn, this beer is not very good.
Aroma is a little bit meaty pumpkin, sour maltiness, and spices.
Taste is very much the same, but not in a good way.
I like pumpkin beers but this one misses the mark by far.
Finishes sour and disappointing.
dchmela (3010) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mmmm, Ive had this in the fridge for a long time and finally decided to be unsocial and drink the 22 oz myself. Pours a dark orange with a thick white head. An amazing pumpkin pie aroma, full of fresh cut pumpkin, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Taste is malty sweet, yet not cloyingly so, with lots of cinnamon, pumpkin. This was such a smooth drinking pumpkin beer with an exceptional taste that keeps you coming back for more. Almost a dessert beer because of the aroma and the best pumpkin beer I have ever had.
Rciesla (5500) - 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 JoeMcPhee’s. 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.