Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Capital Ale House Innsbrook -- Cloudy gold body with a medium white head. Spice, yeast and pumpkin dominate the aroma. Spiced pupkin body with a bit of tartness evident. Apple rind ending, very nice.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Max’s: Hazy golden straw body with a large white head, lasting, showing some nice lacing around the glass. The aroma is bitter grass, sweet pale malts, caramel, light fruits, light spice. Taste is sweet pale malts, spices, floral hops, alcohol, cloves, light fruits. The alcohol does come through a bit after a few sips. Surprisingly (or not?) the pumpkin really doesn’t show through in the flavors. Clean and crisp mouthfeel, yet thick and full.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2008 Draft, Max’s on Broadway. Light pale body with a white creamy head. Lasting, nice lacing. The aroma is peach, pear and apple juice. The flavor is clove, banana and peach. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue). Thick sediment in bottle which remained undisturbed on pouring. Almost clear with slight orange hue and thick head. Some spice, fruity alcohol in aroma. Quite sweet in the body with earthy notes, pumpkin just about there - seemed more seedy than flesh. Despite high alcohol presence Istill found this quite drinkable if a bit sweet.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice sweetness, spicy fruityness and light yeast in the nose. Cloudy orange body with a white fluffy head. Sweet and doughy flavor, spicy and a bit citrusy. Pleasant.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange and cloudy in color with a nice fluffy white head. Citrusy, yeasty and hoppy aroma. Piney, earthy hops. Coriander notes. Nice alcohol burn. Full flavored. Hoppy and citrusy flavor. Clove notes. Clean mouthfeel. Crisp and refreshing. Very thick. Very nice beer. Drinkable. Enjoyable.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - APR 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a unclear milky orange color and a thick creamy off-white head. Strong yeast and spice aroma with fruit and a cheesy herby hint in the background. Flavor is very full and warming with a note of alcohol. Fruit, hops, light spices. Soft foamy mouthful, very thick. Really nice with loads of flavor. A nice winter brew.
Dedollewaitor (13014) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2009 Ligtht amber/orange.- white head. A little warm from the alcohol (10,5%). Again, like Johans other beers: spices, fruits. filling and a long finish. The carbonation is lively! A bit different from the average Belgium beer (experiences with pumpkin), but absolutely thrilling!
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - MAR 19, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful light amber color; nice fine perlage; creamy head. Strong aroma, malt and spices (coriander). Good mouthfeel, powerful, malty, sweet, warming, with a light vegetable touch (the pumpkin?). At the end, a good bitterness with a touch of caramel, old hops, coriander… Well brewed.
janubio (328) - SPAIN - MAR 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light orange head that hardly last.Smell of sugar cane, some orange, spices and yes, some pumpkin. In mouth I feel sugar cane again (too much in the finish), coriander, fruits, pumpkin. Vinous, wood.