mcclainc50 (164) - New York, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice golden color with a light head and light lacing. Aromas of a pumkin pie, cinammon, spice and pumkin. Flavors of a lot of spice with some pumkin flavor, but the spice bite at the beginning seems almost like and alcohol bite to it before the flavor takes over. Good mouth feel though for a pumkin, little more body to it that most pumkin beers should have...but donít.
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011, 22oz bottle.
Pours light copper in my tumbler with a thin white head that dissipates quickly, leaving no lacing. Aroma is firm pumpkin pie spice, with a bready malt background. Flavor is a bit different. Very malty with a big pumpkin pulp flavor. Mouthfeel is medium - full. Nice, but I like a more pumpkin pie flavor than actual pumpkin.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber with almost no head.
Smells like pumpkin pie. One of the best mix of spices in the nose of any pumpkin brew.
A load of spices, cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice assault the tongue. Finishes with a little bit of a spicy hop kick. Iíd like a bit more pumpkin in the flavor, but at least the spices are balanced unlike a lot Iíve had.
Mouthfeel is a touch light with good carbonation levels.
I still prefer pumpkin brews that actually have pumpkin flavor, but the spices are very well balanced in this brew and itís one I go back to every year.
chribban (162) - SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A bottle from Systembolaget in Sweden.
Yellow to orange, hazy, beer with just a little, white, head.
Nose: Vanilla, pumpkin, nutmeg, gingerbread, cinnamon, cake and butter.
Taste: Pumpkin (of course), vanilla, fruit, apples, toffee, caramel malt and spice.
Medium body an quite strong carbonation. A little bitterness - A great pumpkin beer or should I say: a great beer? Yes I should!
walrussell (162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Okay, I like this beer, but it tastes like a scented candle. It smells like a scented candle too, but not as much as the flavor. Vanilla, cinnamon, some clove. Alcohol incredibly well hidden. Taste is all pumpkin, without very litttle bready beer flavors underneath. Mildly sweet.
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2007
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Pours an unexpectedly clear orange/amber color. Aroma is nothing but pumpkin pie... wow, very nice. Taste is also pumpkin-pie-esque, very spicy (cinnamon, nutmeg, holiday spices), nice genuine sweetness to it. Slightly dry finish. My first pumpkin beer, very interesting, very nice.
jameswolfe (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely the best pumpkin ale I have ever had and the only one that deserves the name. Smells just like pumpkin pie and tastes as well. Not for everyone, but very festive.
Dr_MedievAle (159) - Alabama, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 Aroma: Hot buttered popcorn. Come on guys, diacetyl spoilage? Christ. Appearance: looks great. Clear gold. Decent carb bubble action. Ivory head. Taste: smooth diacetyl. Bitter vegetables. I am thinking this beer is from a bad batch. Either that, or all these Pumking fans are idiots. There is a pumpkin flavor here, but it is mostly buttered popcorn.
Palate: creamy. Finishes bitter. Or butter. But not better than good gourd, or any other pumpkin ale for that matter.
drunk_again (159) - GREECE - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. clear orange color with thin head. aroma is cinnamon, clove, pumpkin, cardamom. taste is pretty much the same with moderate to heavy sweetness.
horto008 (158) - Alabama, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle - excellent. Better than any other pumpkin/spiced beer Iíve tried. Compared to Fat Jack (Sam Adams) it has better spice, mouthfeel, general taste, and color. Iím going back to buy more of it. This is a keeper.