Dal9000 (95) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
ReverendMoon (94) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has an absolutely uncanny smell of pumpkin. Hints of cinnamon. Tastes like it smells, just slightly less intense than I would have expected. A great fall seasonal.
MuttyD (93) - Cambridge, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The name says it all. Beautiful orange pour with almost no head. Low carbonation, very silky on the palate. Tastes like pumpkin pie. Excellent.
sheep (93) - FINLAND - DEC 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle, bottled 06/06/12. Reviewed from notes. Clear orange pour with a small off-white head. A real interesting sweet nose with notes of oreos, mint, slightly herbal, hints of grain and some finnish bundt cake. Taste follows the nose with earthy hoppiness balancing the sweetness nicely. Low to medium carbonation, smooth palate. My first pumpkin ale and Iím glad I shared the bottle - no way I could drink a lot of this on my own. Interesting.
mfaulke (92) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The scent of nutmeg really stood out on first sniff, and it still is a large portion of the aroma for me. What a monster brew. I first thought the spices were a bit overdone, but a few sips remedied that. Itís not as boozy as I thought it would be, and not overly sweet either. There is a lot of pumpkin here, and any more would probably take it over the pumpkin threshold. I have had several pumpkin beers over the years, and this is definitely the best one I had tried yet. Weyerbacher makes a tamer version, if this one is too much. I hate to do another Charlie Brown comment, but tell Linus to go get his blanket, grab Sally, and head out to the pumpkin patch. The Great one lives.
beersak (91) - akron, USA - NOV 13, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Unlike any other pumpkin beer...This has not only pumpkin flavors, but also vanilla. It is not to spicy like so many others. Absolutely unique!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - AUG 8, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Basically pumpkin pie as a liquid. Had a piece of pumpkin pie along with this (a little too much, I know), and this was superior to the real thing.
Slinger (91) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz- Pours a nice amber with a small white bubbly head. Obviously strong scents of nutmeg,spices, and gingerbread. Tastes of the same. Way too strong in spices for me, but if you like pumpkin, this is the one for you.
acblue (91) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours orange with little to no head. Aroma is brown sugar, molasses, caramel and pumpkin. Flavor is sweet with lots of brown sugar and notes of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. I donít find the pumpkin to be as prominent as others. Hides its ABV well.
streve (90) - Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle. Pour is a nice clear orange with a small off-white head that didn?t stick around long. The aroma is so delicious of pumpkin pie, nutmeg and other spices. Mouth is sweet with big blasts of pumpkin, pie crust and spice. My taste buds are spoiled with every sip. Medium bodied. All the flavors really cover up the alcohol as well. This is absolutely the tastiest pumpkin beer out there. Major props to ST on the recipe and being able to get the flavors to pop out so nicely.