RuneStumo (1872) - FØRRESFJORDEN, - FEB 21, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
21.02.2012. 0,65l Bottle. Vinmonopolet Bergen - Valkendorfsgate. This was the las bottle they had! Vintage 2011 with 8,6% abv. Golden and clear colour with a thin layered white head. Very strong aroma of spices with nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon. I have to say that I dont know what pumpkin meet tastes like? Is this what pumpkin tastes like? Flavours dominated by spices. Very little malt or hops? Then again What would hops taste like in a beer like this? At the end there is some warm christmas flavours that is strong spicy and tastes good, but overall, I have to say that this is not my kind of beer - sorry!
jcnielsen (1303) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a golden orange color with white head. Big cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin aromas. Pumpkin, vegetal, earthy, slight alcohol flavors. To me the pumpkin flavor is this beer is a little funny. Not my favorite pumpkin beer.
dansac (20) - Loa Angeles, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great pumpkin ale by ST. Everything I ever wanted from the style: huge on the spices; cinnamon, clove, nutmeg... some bitterness, medium-full mouthfeel, and some booze there as well, sweetness... Malty, without being too cloggy. Very nice stuff; would love to try a barrel aged version of this on rum or bourbon. :)
Pyrmir (2362) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle. Reddish amber with off white head. Aroma of pumpkin, cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla, caramel and sweet malts. Taste is sImilar; like a pumpkin pie. Not cloyingly heavy but pretty fresh with lots of pumpkin and spice.
Gutifa (134) - Bad Wurzach, GERMANY - NOV 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange beer with a good white head. Aroma is delicious! Is really sweet, with caramel and cinnamon. But also some toffee and even some chocolate.
In mouth you can find some pumpkin and malty sweetness. Full of spyces and with a more or less bitter end.
The first Pumpkin ale that i like.
Nisse666 (3539) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big Bottle from SB cons 2013-11-30 Göteborg
AR: sweeties, cinnamon
AP: orange pretty clear body, wee frothy deminishing semi trans white head
F: rich carbonation, caramel, cinnamon, tutti frutti, a bit thin to start with but then full bodied - first pumkin that was kind of good for me
Davhgbrew (719) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Copper with huge pumpkin aroma. Big vanilla in the first sip. Medium bodied and creamy like texture. Barrel aged like flavor, prob from the large amount of vanilla and caramel. Alcohol is well masked. Caramel is also big in the finish. Just too much malt sweetness for me.
skmikeg (612) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 22 oz bomber with Thangiving dessert. Pours a reddish orange with a small tan head with very little lacing. Aroma is of pumpkin meat, pie spices, caramel, sweet malts, vanilla, and cinnamon. Taste is sImilar to the atom wih some nice pumpkin and pie crust notes. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a slighty dry, medium finish. Overall, a very nice pumpkin ale that went we’ll with the pumpkin pie.
AdamT (34) - Wilson, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle share compliments of Dave F., Thanksgiving 2013. Golden hue wth mostly diminishing white head, virtually no lacing. The pumpkin and spice hue punch you in the nose even before you pour this into a glass. Heavy pumpkin, spice & nutmeg greet your taste buds in the best way possible, the moderate average finish is just as enjoyable. I thought DFH Punkn was my favorite pumpkin beer, not anymore. Best spice/pumpkin beer I have had so far!
Martinus (2517) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of pumpkin, spices, hint of cinnamon. Sweet flavour, pumpkin pie. Light astringent. Malty finish with strong notes of pumpkin pie spices. Not a big fan of this type of beer I guess.
(From 66cL bottle @ ZZT VIIIb, Oirschot 2013. Thanks for sharing, Abijen!)
joshwoodward (408) - - NOV 26, 2013
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Good god, this is awful. I’ve had it several times at the request of the millions of people who adore this beer. I can say, without hesitation, that this is the single most terrible beer I’ve ever tasted. That bitter spicy thing makes me vomit in my mouth, and ironically, the vomit improves the flavor of this beer substantially.
The emperor not only has no clothes, but is drunk on the floor masturbating in the spice aisle of an Aldi.