DocLock (6800) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft and bomber from Craft Ale House. Pours chill hazy orangy brownish with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is an intense medley of pumpkin puree, spice, graham cracker, and nutmeg. Tastes rich, complex, with a semi-sweet pumpkin flavor, cardamom, some graham crackery flavor, and a smooth finish. This is one of the top 3 pumpkin ales I have ever had, and the draft is a tad better by a tenth or two than the bottled version.
5000 (4974) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Fiery amber, fine sediment floats about, large pillowy sandy head, nice lacing. Very bright spicy nose, lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and what I would also describe as an autumn spiced candle. Not as bright and spicy on the tongue, albeit it does still have that autumn candle presense. Body and mouthfeel are moderate, but does feel somewhat silky. Clean finish, a bit dull tho. Aroma is spicy, but flavor and finish are a touch artificial.
alobar (2300) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange/amber with a white soapy head. Aroma of pumpkin, graham, and vanilla. Pumpkin flavor with hint of spice,vanilla,caramel, and graham. Excellent beer!
watson1977 (2291) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear light orange/amber with a medium white head. Aroma has nice pumpkin and doughyness...graham and light seasonal spice...one of the better pumpkins ive had as aroma goes. Flavor is big on spice and earthy bitterness up front...not as good as the aroma at all. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is earthy/bitter with faint spice and graham.
orangesol (455) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2012 Served on-tap at the Tasting Room. This is the version with pie crust added to it. Reviewed from notes.
A - Pours bright orange with a small white head leaving small trails of lace down the glass.
S - Smells of pumpkin pulp, cinnamon, graham cracker crust, and vanilla. With the addition of the crust this has become one of the better smelling pumpkin beers I have come across.
T - Starts off with a ton of vanilla and pumpkin pulp quickly giving way to a generous amount of "thanksgiving" spices, caramel malt and the every present graham crackers.
M - Medium body with plenty of flavor and moderate carbonation. Body is a slightly weird mix of pulp and crust, I am not sure why but it just seems to work.
O - This one is pretty good, and is only getting better each time they make it. I will definitely give it another try next year.
sloth (2241) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ the brewery and growlered @ home. Medium sized tan head with good retention and lace. Clear copper color. Light nose of spices and malts. Body is lightly medium with good carbonation, a bit clean. Nice underwhelming pie spice flavors with some crusty notes and a light graininess. Clean pumpkin finish. A decent pumpkin ale.