TBone (11230) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 0,65 ltr.
Clear amber color, small white head. Aroma - never had a beer, which has so strong aroma of brown Finnish Christmas Cookies. Syrap, cinnamon etc. Same with flavor: Christmas cookies in liquid form. Perfumic. Not much pumpkin flavors and not much going on in this brew, except Christmas spices.
madvike (2373) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours a golden amber with a very little head. I thought this would look sexier, but the smell makes up for it a bit. I get a bit of hops on the first whiff, but then the pumpkin and spice hit--pretty much exactly like pumpkin pie, with crust and all. I get a lot of nutmeg with a little mandarin orange in the background. no clue where that came from. Anyways, the taste is pretty much the same pumpkin pie taste that finishes with a stale hops taste. A sweet, malty backbone lingers after itís all swallowed, along with some cinnamon. Itís silky, medium-bodied with mild carbonation. This was about what I expected, but the stale hops on the end really turned me off. Had they tasted fresher, or if this had just bypassed the hops and finished smoothly into the sweet maltyness, this would have been much better. Still impressed, however.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Maybe I have lost my affection for Pumpkin beers, or maybe this was a structural mess? Poured beautifully, golden orange body and a frothy ivory head. The aroma reminded me of a spiced cream/ milk. A lot of vanilla, too much, nutmeg, and lighter on the cinnamon and a strange mildly sour creamy note? It was not sour, like infected, but like spoiled milk. My wife, lover of pumpkin beers, poured hers out. The spices seemed distorted and contrived, like they had come from an extract rather than raw ingredientsÖ just not a fan.
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy orange with thin white head which goes quickly. Pumpkin pie with cinnamon in the nose, almost candy like. Flavor is an explosion of pumpkin and cinnamon with other spice and a touch of caramel, slightly malty base, could not really realize the hops at all. Very thin on the palate, but still needs to be taken slowly. Decent
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear orange color into the lager glass. There was a light beige head and minimal lacing. The scent was of nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin extract. The taste was over the top sweet with pumpkin, spices, caramel, malt and nutmeg overwhelming the palate. A vanilla touch in the finish. A little too sweet for my liking.
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big lasting off white head on a deep golden body; Very special nutty, cardamom peel nose; Soft texture a little fatty body, bitter and sweet; Very aromatic finish, lots of cardamom seed aroma with a late bitter bite. Very special beer, somehow the aroma and texture seems very artificial and not to well fitting to a beer.
Dedollewaitor (13014) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks to TheWolf. Pours orange with a off white head. Heavy spiced aroma. Pepper/grain & pumpkin. Wow - mega powerful & concentrated taste with a scent of cinnamon. Special & different experience! Truly a Spice/Herb/Vegetable beer!
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden orange in colour, lingering white coloured head, good lacing. The aroma is all pumpkin and spice - cinnamon, cloves, some sugar sweetness. The flavour is again dominated by pumpkin. Lots of spice is also coming through. Spices in the mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes lingering, spicy, sweet with lots of pumpkin.
With the high alcohol content I was surprised that no alcohol was really all that noticable. You canít complain with the lack of pumpkin in this one. It became way too much at times making it a bit on the difficult side to drink.
650ml bottle from the Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York.
Opened on December 2, 2007.
dmtroyer (430) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz. I think this is kind of what everyone expects there first pumpkin beer to be. Pours clear golden orange with an off-white head. Very, very spicy nose with some citrus and artificial pumpkin coming through. Body follows suit with very sweet pumpkin, clove, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg standing out. Did I say this was sweet? Also offers some very weird, aloe, soap, sunblock type flavors that I really didnít care for. Hides the alcohol well, but is heavy on the palate. I think I prefer the not so sweet pumpkin ales.
kegbear (437) - Orange, California, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma and taste of pumpkin spices. A little over spiced for my liking. I say less pumpkin, more beer.