thegreenrooster (4034) - 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 (3013) - 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 (5499) - 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.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a small white froth. Earthy bitter spice aroma, floral. Great pumpkin flavor! Like biting into a pumpkin pie. The malts fill out the spices so nicely. Easy drinking, well carbonated body.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(on bottle) Effing love the graphics on this bottle. Clear orange color, steady white head. Nice aroma; muscat, vanilla, popcorn(?= and cloves. Creamy mouth, warm alcohol taste. Very nice, has some problems with the coco in the last finih, tho´.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2012 22oz from MrBendo - thanks, Todd!! I’ve been sitting on this one for a few months, and decided to crack it with an unseasonal dip in the temperature this evening. Looks nice, with some amber glowing, well carbonated goodness. Smells interesting, with a trace of butter (I swear, my first thought was microwaved popcorn) but definitely the guts of the pumpkin in there. Wow, this is pretty unforgiving in the pumpkin area isn’t it? It’s hardcore, and I can practically sense the piles of goop and seeds around me on old newspaper. Nice spices and malts are in there, along with peppery hops, and it redeems what might have otherwise been a one-dimensional beer.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden orange in colour, lingering white coloured head, good lacing. The aroma is all pumpkin and spice - cinnamon, cloves, some sugar sweetness. The flavour is again dominated by pumpkin. Lots of spice is also coming through. Spices in the mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes lingering, spicy, sweet with lots of pumpkin.
With the high alcohol content I was surprised that no alcohol was really all that noticable. You can’t complain with the lack of pumpkin in this one. It became way too much at times making it a bit on the difficult side to drink.
650ml bottle from the Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York.
Opened on December 2, 2007.