SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at The Bad Apple in Chicago: The bartender said this went on tap the day before and you could really taste the freshness. Very well made beer. Starts off with a orange/reddish body that screams fall. Great, two-inch head. The aroma is amazing, not only because of the depth and complexity of the things that I smelled, but because of how closely it mimicked a fresh baked pumpkin cake that was just pulled from the oven and covered in a sugary glaze. Fantastic. The aroma is so perfect though, that there is no way the body can stand up to it. Now, don’t get me wrong, the body is great and my rating with reflect that, but the aroma is just that perfect. Phenomenal when fresh and on tap.
John25 (517) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Probably one of the best pumpkin beers out. Dark gold. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove with pumpkin and bitter hops. Strong overall with a medium body and semi-high carb. Hardcore pumpkin and alcohol minus the bready graham cracker heavy element that a lot of other pumpkin brews have.
llcooldave (1090) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks like a Bud or Miller in the glass. Dark gold color. Wonderful aroma of pumpkin pie. Nice flavor of spice, malt and pumpkin. Overall a wonderful beer...
Barnoloid (204) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The nose here is sweet pumpkin pie, with a waft of nutmeg and clove. As sweet as it is, there are vegetal notes here that balance it out. Slightly acidic. A dessert beer in all senses.
BayouBeer76 (12) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Favorite and unique among the pumpkins - caramel, nuts, roasty, citrus, herbs, dough, vanilla, orange, brown, hazy, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly sour, salty, full body, creamy, slick feel, average carbonation, long mellow finish.
arnold931 (554) - Iowa, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange gold with no head or lacing. Nose is clove and nutmeg. Taste is same with some pumpkin. Aftertaste is a little strange.
c_lee_burton (81) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Smells like fresh pumpkin pie. Pours a light gold with a quickly dissipating head. Tastes of buttery crust, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, pumpkin, and a bitter hop finish. Decent, but not as smooth as the spices and hops could be.
alliance100 (684) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz Bottle - pours a dark golden color . Pumpkin pie aroma . Smooth palate . Closest to real pumpkin pie flavor I’ve found outside of Shipyard Smashed . Solid brew !
rondphoto (2046) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @ Barleycorn’s / Lakeside Park KY --- Clear, medium golden amber, thin head cover, no lace. Taste is malt and pumpkin pie with all the spices. It is a rare pumpkin beer with actual pumpkin taste (and not just the spices) that works effectively. A really solid brew, but one at a time would be enough.
Enwiebe (131) - - SEP 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. 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. Touch of hop finish. Not for every night. Definitely a desert beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
atlrizzob (158) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m really picky about pumpkin brews but I liked this one. A subtle mixture of the pumpkin and spices make a very unique, warm flavor.