Jaysbeers (86) - - OCT 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, to a glass. A very good pumpkin beer. Smells like sweet, warm pie. Taste is centered on the pumpkin spice sweetness, but not in an overwhelming syrupy way. Kind of a lager base with a slight bitterness in the background. Medium carbonation. The high alcohol level is not apparent.
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Chucks66 (85) - Beachwood, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2007
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma on this beer alone is the most impressive thing I have had in a beer for a long time. Huge aroma of ginger bread men, cinnamon and spice. Great flavor of pumpkin spice, cream, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg. This is the best pumpkin beer I have had by far.
BayAreaBeers (85) - Fremont, California, USA - DEC 5, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a great orange color with a nice 1 1/2 finger head.
The aroma smells of cinnamon, nutmeg, spices, cream. Just wonderful.
The taste is amazing. It literally tastes like a pumpkin pie. You can actually taste the crust of the pie. Just a near perfect example of a Pumpkin beer.
kieleszd (83) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
If you took water, yeast, wheat, a powdered coffee creamer and orange dye and let ferment for a couple months you will appear to have a pumpkin ale that lacks real pumpkin.
alex4r (82) - - APR 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not A big fan of pumpkin beers. This beer pours an orange color with a white head that disappears right away. Nose is sweet. Cinnamon and spice plus pumpkin pie. Taste is consistent with the nose, just way too sweet for me but better than a lot of the other styles. The wife loves it so I keep buying.
Ocean82 (82) - Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bit yeasty and bready tasting. Hints of pumpkin and spice. Not as full as an Imperial should be.
votzer (77) - Hixson, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled, pumpkin pie aroma light white head not lasting, a clear golden orange color, nice pumpkin flavor with real nice spice notes as it warms.
beersammich (76) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I’d classify the smell as pumpkin cologne. The taste is a bit better, but not much. disclaimer I’m not a huge pumpkin beer fan and this wasn’t an exemption.
Had from a bottle.
hbchrist (76) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The only thing I could smell was cardamom, so it missed that overall pumpkin-y smell. The color was faint orange, the palest orange I have seen in any of the pumpkin beers I’ve tried. It is intriguing on the palate, and my bottle was almost minty on the first few tastes. I could really feel the alcohol compared to lighter weight fare, like the Big Boss offering. It lingers on the tongue just long enough to be interesting, and it seems like a fun beer for watching football or playing darts at the local bar. Would recommend.
Chronoflash (76) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orange (pumpkin) body below a dense two-inch off-white head of moderate persistence. The aroma is heavy on the cinnamon and nutmeg--egg nog like--with a less prominent, but still deep, sweet aroma of pumpkin pie. The taste is quite pumpkin-like as well: A sweet and deep pumpkin flavor, mixed with cinnamon, nutmeg, and some caramel and toast maltiness. It is also slightly citrusy on the front and back, with an aggressive hoppiness throughout. Mouthfeel is medium, with strong carbonation, a carbonic bite, and spikey bitterness on the middle and finish, accompanied by the pumpkin sweetness as well. A very interesting and complex beer, with that hop addition. However, the slight citrus undertone does seem a bit off with the cinnamon and nutmeg. Great nonetheless.