sfontain (845) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle, $8.99. Poured into tumbler. Transparent orange; medium-thin, fluffy, white head becomes absolutely nothing over an hour. Aroma pumpkin and pie spice, caramel, bread. Flavor exhibits more pumpkin than any other pumpkin beer Iíve had, along with some nice sweetness and pie spice, but not remotely nearly as cloying as Southern Tierís like-bottled CrŤme Brulťe. Medium to almost-medium-full body with medium stickiness. This didnít quite live up to the "just like pumpkin pie" Iíd been led to believe, but itís the closest beer yet, and itís certainly the best pumpkin beer Iíve had by a longshot.
DrunkSanta410 (657) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours a clear copper color, fast dissipating white head. No retention. Aroma is spice, caramel, pumpkin pie, nutmeg, faint cinnamon. Taste is pumpkin, spices, faint caramel. A bit of toast and grass. A bit of bitterness in the back end. A bit boozy, not bad, but not really my thing.
Hayden512 (13) - Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into goblet. Pours clear orange with quick receding white head. Smell is slight spice, malt, veggie. Taste is pumpkin, mild pumpkin pie spice, crisp. Taste like fall. Medium light body. Medium high carb. Love it
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Christpuncher (2095) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
strong aroma of pumpkin and some hopps. starts kind of like pale but then the pumpkin kicks in. hate pumpkin and this one is still too strong even for a 2014 vintage. meh.
chadmasontx (9) - - AUG 29, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice, spicy, malty nose. No head. Spicy flavor, but not overly pumpkiny. Very nice.
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BroadestTom (217) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma pumpkin pie,
Appearance orange, hazy, white foam,
Taste medium sweetness, heavy cloying sweetness,
Palate medium body,
Overall liquid pumpkin pie that is good for one and done. I would suggest this beer to a friend
EBROVIAK (20) - - AUG 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Much of what has been said here is true. Yet, I like this beer. The commercial description talks about balance but there is little. Serious spice notes abound in both nose and taste. I detect little of traditional malt flavors. BUT. I still love this beer. Itís big. Itís I n your face, its fun to drink. If they could make this flavor with about 1% less alcohol, Iíd be very happy. Enjoy
biznizness (1140) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How have I never rated my favorite pumpkin beer? Light orange color with thin head, sweet spice and vanilla flavor, little bitterness. So good.
Homer321 (2865) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from the store. poured into snifter. pour is very clear, orange color with a small white head that dies quickly. Aroma is pumpkin and pie crust with a cypress and vanilla note. smells more like a pie crust than pumpkins, but they are both definitely there and done very well. Light pepper. Taste is a lightly bitter, sweet pumpkin pie with a hint of burnt bread crust, bitterness seems quite high and lingering for a fruit beer. Taste isnít quite as good as the aroma, and honestly, not sure it is as good as I have had before. The bitterness in the flavor really detracts from the pumpkin spices. Too bad. I remember this as much better than this bottle I had tonight.
diablodawg (31) - - AUG 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty roast breakfast cereal smell, no head or lacing. Clear dark gold in color. Tastes malty and with kind of a full bodied roasted nut flavor. Full bodied with little alcohol taste, but with bitter ending at the end of the tongue. And not much else. Definitely not over the top pumpkin, and well rounded given the abv. Probably not buy again.
Ahuth (60) - - AUG 5, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled cloudy cooper. Strong pumping taste. Not much of any other taste. Just pumpkin. Good ale for those who like pumpkin.