WABeerFiend (301) - - JAN 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled on 07.08.14.
Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 08.14.14.
A: Pumpkin pie with the crust and all.
A: See through reddish amber with a fizz that quickly fades to nothing.
T: Pumpkin pie, sweet spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar.
P: Very bubbly and crisp.
O: It’s liquid pumpkin pie. It does have an edge on the back end probably for balance. This is a fantastic pumpkin ale, but they release it way too early. It was weird drinking this in the August heat.
Idiosynkrasie (4589) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Cloudy, amber-ish golden colour with small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Intense pumpkin aroma, notes of almond biscuit (Spekulatius), spritz biscuits, pumpkin pie. Taste has identical pumpkin pie notes, hints of almond, pistachio, a cautious, spicy cinnamon touch, some bitter hoppy overtones. Very controlled; mild sweetness, in no way over-spiced - excellent!
Jlax10 (17) - Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy light brown, not much head on this beer, and no lacing to speak of. Smell is absolutely amazing....lots of pumpkin & nutmeg. Very sweet smell, and the taste is very sweet as well. ABV is very well hidden, if you like pumpkin pie, you will like this beer....possibly a bit too sweet, but all things considered a very good beer in my book.
TizzleJizzle (726) - Garland, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
24oz bomber. Poured an unfiltered hazy golden color with a thin white top and minimal lacing. Taste of hardcore spice, pumpkin, caramel malts, and nutmeg. Medium carbonation, medium body. Overall too spicy for me.
beersammich (64) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I’d classify the smell as pumpkin cologne. The taste is a bit better, but not much. disclaimer I’m not a huge pumpkin beer fan and this wasn’t an exemption.
Had from a bottle.
lownote (211) - USA - DEC 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle into pint glass with a finger thick head and a bright orange color. 2014. Aroma is very sweet with some fruitiness and I believe a cinnamon spice. Slightly artificial smelling. Taste is at first sweet and boozy with a lot of spice flavors oncoming late that feel unconnected to the base beer. Spice is sharp all spice and nutmeg and other pie flavorings. Very intense. Mouthfeel is a light but sharp carbonation with a medium mouthfeel. This tastes very different from last year in not a great way.
Brandon1989 (405) - Euless, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a hazy amber color with a small white head that dissipated very quickly leaving no lacing. The aroma is very sweet pumpkin pie, almost overpowering. The taste is very similar. I pick up pumpkin pie but not really many spices. In my opinion, this beer is not very balanced and one of my least favorite pumpkin beers.
MichaelAwesome (5213) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really special piwo not everyone will appreciate. Starting off with loads of bread and vegetables combining some sugar and cookies it may remind you of a fine pumpkin cake. A really deep body offering something you could imagine to eat if it wouldn´t be a drink. Not bad. Really.
McTapps (5213) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I got the bottle from gopherfan99 - thank you so much, Steve! The beer has got a deep hazy orange-amber colour with an low, steady head and medium body. Aroma of pie, vanilla and grains. Taste of warm pumkin pie, biscuits, cake, barley, vanilla, light malt, caramel and flowers. Hints of herbs and flowers, ending with a ligth sweet, yet also bitter finish. Very special beer! I think it was my first Pumpkin beer (or at least the first proper pumkin beer) and after the first kind of shock I really enjoyed and loved it.
skoisirius (1819) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve had this every year it’s been released in bottle, and probs half the years it’s been out on tap. It’s consistently one of the best and most full flavored pumpkin ales delivered every year, no questions asked. I’d love to try the oaked version!