keanex (1749) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled on July 18, 2012.
Appearance: The appearance is a bit disappointing here due to the lack of head, just a very thin off-white head with very poor retention. The body is a very hazy pumpkin color, almost opaque.
Aroma: The aroma is spot on for a desert, cinnamon graham cracker crust comes to mind with some vanilla, not much pumpkin but boy this smells excellent and a huge step away from the rest of pack.
Taste: The intro is a bit mild, hinting at spices while the mid-taste hits hard with the graham cracker crust and some light ginger and nutmeg, pumpkin is noted throughout. This is just a wonderful desert beer.
Palate Medium bodied, oily, with some light prickly carbonation.
Overall: This is the king of pumpkin beers, I don’t think there’s anything better in the world than this for what it’s going for. I recommend this as a replacement for pumpkin pie during desert.
basaywhat (171) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a head the dissipates quickly. No lacing. Strong clove and nutmeg nose. Drinks smooth with a strong malt backbone and a hint of pumpkin.
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden amber. Aromas of all spice, nutmeg, a touch of pumpkin. Nice spicy taste with pumpkin notes.
Tobyrando (38) - New York, USA - MAR 23, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nice medium spice aroma. Taste is very layered with spices, pumpkin flavor and light sweetness and earthiness to it.
keenano (21) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden orange from the bottle. Huge aromas of vanilla, pumpkin, light spicing - cinnamon and nutmeg. Slight sweetness initially with a lasting pumpkin taste on the palate. Hop bitterness minimal throughout. Long, lasting finish. Overall, a great pumpkin seasonal. Can’t wait to enjoy again!
joeschmoe213 (18) - USA - MAR 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is probably the best pumpkin brew I’ve ever had, except something was different with the 2015 batch. Almost a little acidic or more biting on the tip of your tongue than previous years. I’m hoping 2016 goes back to previous performance levels, but let’s be honest... this is one amazing brew.
migwell (275) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2016
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Call me a traditionalist but I prefer to eat my food and drink my beer... separately. Thus I’ve never had a pumpkin brew before this one, which comes highly recommended. Looks OK, smells spicy, tastes fairly crappy and spicy although the food content is pretty subtle. Have to say, I regard the whole fruity or pumpkiny beer thing as a deplorable novelty in the vein of flavored coffee. A few sips in, I’m at the ’drink it or dump it’ stage, and I rarely dump one. Well, never again.
voyageurmike (246) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appropriately orange, clear and full bodied. Sweet aroma of pumpkin spice. Sweet malty flavor and mildly bitter long finish.
TychoJames (1003) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska köpt på whole foods market bowery, NYC. Kopparfärgad vätska med beiget skum. Kraftig smak av mjuk pepparkaka, vanilj och pumpa. Kryddig smak med samma smaker som i doften. Fin maltighet med len munkänsla och bra kolsyrehalt
Shag (2805) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden color with white head. Aroma is pumpkin spices and some vanilla. Some bitter coffee like notes. Pumpkin Spice Latte? Pretty damn close. This is big, rich. malty, spicy. Best pumpkin beet I’ve had.
thetmaxx (898) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the bomber from tavour. Thin head. Aroma is strong of alcohol. Lots of holiday and pumpkin pie type spices. This particular pumpkin beer does seem to have good pumpkin flavor though. But the alcohol is a bit strong.