awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22oz Bottle. Mostly transparent, ripened banana gold color with a huge head of milky white. Aromas of freshly baked pumpkin bread, complemented by balanced pumpkin pie spices and a doughy malt base. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a creamy texture. Bready malt base with a restrained baked pumpkin flesh flavor. Clove and nutmeg present, but more of a background role. Excellent flavors and remarkable in that the delicate pumpkin flesh isn’t lost in a jumble of spice. Great execution.
ReademNwheat (174) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a hazy copper with fluffly off-white head. Aromas of alot of ginger bread cookies, cinnamon and other spicy notes. Tastes is like a ginger bread cookie in liquid form. Notes of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. alcohol is well hidden. Great pumkin beer.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber shared by Duane w/ myself and Nimrod. Poured a hazy red/orange with a small white head. Pumpkin, spice and yeast aroma. Decent malt backbone supported the pumpkin, clove, nutmeg, and other spices fairly well. There was just something funky about this that didn’t sit right with me. All of the flavors did not mesh well. Still, I kept drinking it, so it wasn’t all bad.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Jerc - thanks man. Pours hazy orange amber with a small off white head. Pumpkin pie aromas, (not at all overdone like some pumpkin beers) sweet squashy notes, a little toasty with brown sugar and pumpkin pie spices. Sweet malty and spicy flavors, pumpkin, molasses, nutmeg, hints of cinnamon and a little peatiness. Medium to full body, gentle carbonation. Nice.
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Buffalo. Cloudy Brown Orange with foamy white head that thins quickly. Enticing ginger, nutmeg, cinamon aroma that tastes the same as it smells. Whatever goes in pumpkin pie is in here. Sweet but lacks carbonation Funny, reminds me of Dogfish Head 90 for some reason. Flavours blend so well you forget it’s 9% but leaves you nice and warm, perfect for those cold autumn nights. Had this on tap at Coles in Buffalo and as good as it is in a bottle, it was amazing on tap.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell: corn on the cob, some spice (ginger, nutmeg), cooked pumpkin in the nose. Some canned and fresh corn flavours as well, but that’s not unexpected with a pumpkin ale. Overall quite solid and tasty with something bitter going on in the finish.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma has a dusty spiciness emanating throughout the nasal cavity. Dark orange/amber a small tan head. Flavour explodes with a wild spiced pumpkin, some alcohol is noted. Full bodied, spicey, again the dustiness of this is wonderful, very dry. Wild! Thanks mds!
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22-oz bottle sent my way via trade with jah noth. Pours harvest orange with a small, fizzy, off-white head, somewhat diminishing with spare, if any, lacing. Somewhat disappointing on the lack of head or lace. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, cereal, straw, biscuit), average hops (grass, herbs), average yeast (dough, leaves) with notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and brown sugar. There is an interesting mix of lightly buttered biscuits and sugar cookies that permeates above all the typical "pumpkin beer" spices that is rather intriguing and inviting in a raw dough kind of way. The pumpkin is not too much nor too little yet is much more present than most pumpkin beers. Medium bodied, aided by the uncharacteristically high alcohol content, alcoholic texture, average carbonation that fizzles away rapidly, and a chalky yet dry finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. I am quite taken by this pumpkin beer as it seems to nail the one thing others cannot - it gives the pumpkin flavor along with spices (typical) but also adds a freshly baked crust to the aroma and flavor.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2008 Bottle on 09/13/2008. Clear golden amber body with a medium creamy off-white head and a lasting carbonation. Sweet grainy, spiced pumpkin aroma, slightly astringent. Very sweet slightly astringent flavor, lots of pumpkin and heavy spices, including cinnamon and nutmeg. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 7/3/8/3/16 - 3.7
Entered 03/29/2008. Richmond Industry Gathering 2007. Light brown body. Aroma of allspice and pumpkin. Sweet pumpkin flavor with some molassas and caramel. 7/3/7/3/14 - 3.4
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour. Aroma is pure pumpkin with some spiciness and bread. Flavor is pumkiny with some odd sourness, spice, and an odd tartness. Decent mouthfeel. Good, but not nearly as good as hoped.