Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 8, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2008 Pours orange with an average white head. Smells of pumpkins, cloves, lots of ginger and cookie dough. Tastes of pumpkin pie spices and hints of malt with a dry peppery finish.
Papsoe (25084) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of kmweaver. Slightly hazy, pale amber golden with a small, off-white head. Very oddly spiced nose. Medium body with sweet caramel and then a broad palette of spices with cardamom and cinnamon sticking out. Subdued bitterness. This is....odd....in a way thatís really hard to get friendly with. 301107
joergen (21120) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy amber coloured with a white ehad.
Very spicy aroma of caramel, cardemomme, cinnamon and pepper cake.s
Sweet flavour of malts, caramel, cardemomme, dough, yeast and hops with notes of alcohol.
Yeasty and spicy finish.
Much too spicy for me.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2008 Not my favorite pumpkin beer. Appearance was a nice and amber. Aroma was strangely sweet was a heavy veg and spice smell. The taste was also a little strange, with heavy spices and more of the pumpkin/veggie. Not for me. There are much bettter pumpkin brews out there.
Boutip (4779) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Hogtownharry: Poured a deep clear orangey color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention but no lacing. Aroma of cinnamon with loads of pumpkin. Taste is also dominated by loads of pumpkin and some cinnamon and light cloves. Body has a nice creamy texture with some average carbonation. I was really enthralled by this beer; I thought there were too much pumpkin purťe and not enough spices. I guess I am more of a spices kind of guy then a pumpkin.
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am sad to say that this was a huge disappointment. Tasted more like they had simply added pumpkin spice syrup into an equally heavy beer. In the end, it just didnít mesh well and I might as well have been drinking the stuff I used to use to make a Pimpkin Latte at Starbucks. Oh well, I hope that other Southern Tier offerings arenít overhyped also.
41cubs (249) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2008
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2009 bomber. 2008. First pumpkin ale for me. Definately much more pumpkin and vanilla flavors than spice. Pours yellowish orange with low carb and minimal head. Smells really nice fall, candied earth, pumpkin, vanilla like, warm smell. Taste is of sweetness and pumpkin, without any hearty nutmeg or cinnamon flavors to balance it. Taste more of a pumpkin ice cream or pudding than a pie. Good experience but it is hard to get through 22 oz. on your own due to the lack of balance. Very light viscosity.
taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Tasted during local beer tasting at grocery store. Potent pumpkin aroma. Pours orange without a lot of carbonation Taste: Very little spice and heavy on the pumpkin. Not my style. I prefer more spice and less pumpkin flavor.
jgentgesdo (673) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 13, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear amber with no head. Nose is pumpkin and allspice. Very strong creamy pumpkin flavor, tons of vanilla... almost like drinking pumpkin flavored creme brulee. Very strong alcohol note. Quite sweet. Strong spicy/bitter finish. Not doing it for me.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’ve never enjoyed pumpkin beers in the past, but I had also never tried one this highly rated so I figured I’d give it a shot...turns out I just really don’t like the style. Very powerful smell of cloves and pumpkin, and taste is just too overpoweringly pumpkiny. Great job of masking the alcohol content though.