randomgarbage (1320) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one was nice. Lots of meaty pumpkin going on in here that seemed to really pull the spicing together. Roasty, meaty, but still lightly sweet. One of the better takes on this style Iíve had.
arkurzynski (1191) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown-amber pour with khaki head. Wonderful nose of caramel covered fruit, gentle allspice, and light, sweet pumpkin pie filling. Flavor is fruity and caramel malt, lightly sweet, with pumpkin meat and fading cinnamon. Base beer fit seamlessly with addition of the pumpkin. Just enough of the pumpkin and spice to make it interesting, without the spice assault that you get in other pumpkin beers. Way too sessionable. Brilliant.
esjaygee (3209) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Sweet Mullets. Hazy amber with a thin white head. Aroma is spicy and earthy with caramel, nuts, pumpkin and traditional pumpkin spices. Interesting mix that taste of pumpkin, caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon, earthy notes and a spicy finish.
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the Sweet Mullets brewery taproom west of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Pours a clear orange amber colored brew with a creamy off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, plenty of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and even a hint of tart pear. Flavor is more complex. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation with flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, some vanilla, a hint of coriander and sweet caramel. Finish is semi-sweet and a mild bitterness with some aftertastes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Hope to see this again next autumn.