adrian910ss (2348) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange pumpkin color with a medium off white head. Aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, ginger and nuts. Taste of watery pumpkin, nutmeg, ginger and nuts. Average.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
orange wtih nice white head, very nice ginger and nutmeg to the nose. some bitterness present followed by even a little spice bitterness before a lot of pumpkin pie spices to the flavor and even some floral hop notes. some fruity esters to the palate before a dry, but full finish. a great pumpkin ale, well balanced, not overbearing. one of the best i’ve head
fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Beer Engine. Pours orange pumpkin color with off white head. Has spicy aroma with mostly cinnamon dominating. Has a medium body. Flavor is pumpkin and cinnamon and maybe some nutmeg. Too much spices in this one. Still a decent brew though.
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 26, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of of unnoted size quickly diminishing off-white colored bubbles that left behind an unnoted lacing. The body contained no carbonation, was transparent and light brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of nutmeg and pumpkin . Its mouth feel is flat with a spicy biting smooth aftertaste. Its flavor contained pumpkin nutmeg and malt notes.
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Dayton) Crystal clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, nutmeg. Taste is medium sweet, nutmeg, light pumpkin pie. Very watery light body. Looking at many of the other ratings, and given that it was several months past Thanksgiving, I wonder if I might have gotten an old keg.
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2005
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Rated at TDBC. My least favorite during this rating session. White head, fine-small sized bubbles, sparse lacing, transparent, and a red brown hue. A lot of pumpkiin in the aroma, sweet, nutmeg, and spicyness. Sweet, smooth, pumpkin, malt, dry flavor. The pumpkin taste was a little too much. Overly done IMO. Smooth and dry palate. Light-medium body.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub: Pours a clear effervescent golden bronze with a frothy white head. Aroma is a nice blend of cinnamon and sugar spiced pumpkin with pale maltiness. Starts full, crisp and sweet with lots of great pumpkin flavor throughout. Well balanced with a semi-dry spiced finish. A real nice pumpkin brew.
egajdzis (5305) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dull copper color with a thin, off white, bubbly head that left nice lacing on the glass. Cinnamon, lots of pumpkin, allspice, nutmeg... kinda reminds me of french toast. Lots of thick rich pumpkin, light dry spiciness, and sweet malt. I thought the spices were rather subdued letting pumpkin take over.
TAR (2468) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: Shimmering orange copper. Thin-layered white foam of milky consistency. Rooty-accented spice nose with soggy tealeaves and sassafras. Talc, ginger, toasted malt, allspice, and mace hints. Tight carbonation. First stage is slightly “off,” mirroring the soggy tea leaf flavors found in the aroma, with hints of cardboard. Polished and focused spice character soon grabs foothold, though, letting loose a numbing assault of clove, nutmeg, and ginger on the tongue. Fresh, albeit extremely understated, pumpkin slowly shows itself, lending more body and clinging to the toasty malt flavors. Very squashy pumpkin character. Delectable pie crust flavor begins to shine as it warms, hushing the array of spice. Finishes dryly misty with lengthy toasted malt notes coupled with mild phenols, vanilla, and delicate pumpkin echoes. Instead of creating a dull, flavorless amber beer and carelessly dumping copious amounts of spices into the kettle, this imparts a truly authentic pumpkin character through the addition of pumpkin in the mash. Although a tad less spice would allow more of the delicacies to come through. Very subtle and very delicious.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Share a pint of this with TAR on one of his visits. It is my favorite pumpkin ale of the season. Made with real pumpkins. Light color, very slight hazy. Aroma of pumpkin pie, pumpkiny, spicey, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon with malt to hold up the sugar end of the bargain. Thin for an ale, but for what it is probably just right. Pumpkin lingers on in the finish as does the malt. Not my style to be sure, but I’d drink this again any time.