Travlr (19481) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at Mad Fox. Hazy amber color, small white head. Aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste is very sweet and spice-dominated gourd.
argo0 (12774) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Served with spiced glass rim) Clear amber body, small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, cinnamon, oatmeal cookie, nutmeg. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, earthy, faint nutmeg. Also get the spices from the rim, mostly cinnamon. Tastes more like an Ofest than pumpkin. Light-medium body.
radagast83 (6657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Draft at Merrifield location. Had beer with bag of spices and pumpkin seeds, added little to the actual beer itself. Aroma of beer is pumpkin pie. Flavor is relatively light pie flavor with spice, and notes of nutty malt. These beers can be hit and miss from times to time, and this one was spot on.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of kmweaver. Pours gold with a nice white dissipating head. Smells of pumpkin spices, but they are more muted than on other examples I’ve had. Some fruity qualities as well as dough are also present. Taste is a nice blend of earth and spice with some residual pumpkiny flavors and a nice bitter finish. Very refreshing!
GenDV138 (5080) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
~5 oz pour on draft at Sweetwater Tavern Merrifield. Slightly hazy yellow with off-white head, plus unfortunate garnish around the rim. Aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, spices. Tastes of light pumpkin, spices, some corn and malt. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Appearance: Let me say this, any time you have to frost a rim of a beer, something is wrong. Don’t even bother drinking it! Okay, enough about that. It pours a clear, pale orange color with an active, pillowy, white head.
Aroma: Once I wipe some of the shit off the rim, I get light pumpkin notes, a bit of nuttiness, and some earth. Not much here.
Flavor: After one sip, I see why they frosted the rim, because this beer has no flavor. Seriously. It is slightly bitter and tasteless. What the hell!?!??
Palate: Medium carbonation with a watery mouthfeel and a short, tasteless finish.
Overall: Dreadful and a poor attempt at brewing a beer. Definitely not recommended.
MadRobin (2659) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - NOV 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap 6 oz. sampler at Sweetwater Tavern in Centreville, VA.
Clear, bright amber-gold with no head or lacing. The rim of the glass and the surface of the beer were covered with a sweet, crumbly pumpkin spice substance. Apparently, the head was removed before serving.
Aroma of sweet commercial pumpkin pie, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and caramel.
Taste of cloves, cinnamon, sweet pumpkin, cookies, nutmeg and caramel.
Medium body and medium/low carbonization.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DCLawyer (2393) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
5 oz sample at Sweetwater Tavern Merrifield. Came with rim of glass coated in spices. Aroma is heavy pumpkin and spice, but this appears to be imparted by the added spices to the rim. The beer itself, once you get past the added spice, is slightly malty but devoid of any serious flavor. Overall a mess.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Centreville served with a spiced rim. The spices smelled great, but I wiped it off so that I could smell the beer. The aroma smells like pumpkin pie and bread pudding. Pours pale orange amber with no head. Lighter side of medium with a clean mouthfeel. Flavor of pale malts and pumpkin, with some subtle spices that carry through to the finish. Balanced and simple
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not being a huge fan of pumpkin beers I met this one with some trepidation. Frothy and dirty looking tan head (dirty from the spiced glass rim). Clear medium amber. The spice on the glass dominates the aroma. Flavor is pumpkin, lightly sweet malt and a hint of hoppiness. The palate is medium-light, beer served too cold, and the spices make it somewhat gritty. Drinkable but forgetable. Based on the number of folks who seemed to order it, the mass appeal is very high.