nbondi (201) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear yellow-gold with off-white creamy head. Serious nuttiness shines through immediately with allspice, pumpkin, and butter. Initial alcohol bite is almost matched by vanilla and pumpkin flavors. Tastes like carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Good body, maybe a touch over-carbonated. Spice and booze linger long after last gulp. The king of pumpkin beers? Maybe. A good beer in general? Juryís still out.
Randy4Beer (200) - - OCT 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark amber/light copper colour with a thin, quickly dissipating head.
Aromas are pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and pie crust.
Tasteís are pretty much a repeat of that.
Overall, of all of the pumpkin flavoured beers Iíve had, this is the second best. An outstanding beer, and they truly touched on every aspect of pumpkin pie, which Iíve learned is no easy task.
vlan1 (198) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of sweet pumpkin. Pours a crystal clear orangish amber with minimal head. Tastes of bread pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices. Sweety sticky taste. Almost on the verge of being cloying. Good Pumpkin beer but a bit overated IMHO.
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at sheffields. Pours a hazy rust brown with a big foamy off white head. Huge aroma of pumpkin spice and brown sugar and cinnamon. Taste is full and rich like pumpkin pie with some spiciness. A great pumpkin ale however I wouldnít order two back to back. A unique brew.
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a medium amber that yielded a thin one finger head that receded pretty quickly.
Nose is pretty spicy. Lots of cinnamon, all spice and a gram cracker crust aroma. Not to much Pumkin.
Taste has more Pumkin. Still lots of all-spice, cinnamon, some brown sugar, that gram cracker is still there. Nice.
A bit sticky on the mouthfeel. Zesty carbonation. Long lasting flavors. Medium light body.
Dal9000 (196) - Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tall 650 ml bottle that states: kettle hops magnum, aroma hops sterling. Pours golden amber with a nice white foam. Slight aroma of pumpkin. Initial flavor of malt and roasted pumpkin. Thick slightly slick mouth feel that leaves a pumpkin taste on the roof.
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MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I shared a bottle of this with Beerbaron617 on Christmas Eve. I have to say that the beer is quite tasty, but on the same hand quite gimmicky. It has wonderful color and flavor, lotís of spice, reminds me of eating pumpkin pie...however, it tastes just too much like pumpkin pie. There are so few hops in this, and well, itís malty, but I just canít put my finger on it. Itís just maybe a bit too artificial.
Keg_Juggler (193) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
good looking beer-amber and straw color with quickly dissipating foamy head, medium to light carbonation, aroma of perfumy fake pumpkin, tastes pretty much the same, canít even get to the hops or malt, falls WAY short of the DFH Punkin i had on tap last week..
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Buffalo. Cloudy Brown Orange with foamy white head that thins quickly. Enticing ginger, nutmeg, cinamon aroma that tastes the same as it smells. Whatever goes in pumpkin pie is in here. Sweet but lacks carbonation Funny, reminds me of Dogfish Head 90 for some reason. Flavours blend so well you forget itís 9% but leaves you nice and warm, perfect for those cold autumn nights. Had this on tap at Coles in Buffalo and as good as it is in a bottle, it was amazing on tap.
nwiseman (192) - West Lafayette, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 Vintage. Gift from brother Andy. Pours golden orange with a slight cream colored head. Tons of brown sugar and pumpkin in the nose with a faint background of baking spices. Tastes exactly like it smells, but nutmeg and cinnamon come out a little more. Sweet and spicy and full bodied, with a very smooth finish. I can honestly say this is the best pumpkin ale Iíve had. Like drinking an alcohol infused pumpkin pie. Thanks bro!