queenholly (3502) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pumpkin malt, honey, and light spice aroma. Slightly hazy light copper with a moderate creamy off-white head, nice lacing. Malty pumpkin, light honey sweetness, ginger flavor. Medium body and carbonation. Very nice malt forward pumpkin beer with well balanced sweetness and spice. One of the better pumpkin beers I’ve tried.
TheCaptMatey (184) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear amber colour with a thick frothy white head with good retention and left nice lacing. Aroma is of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, and a bit of graham cracker. Flavor is of pumpkin, bready malts, and holiday spice. Well balanced medium bodied brew with a slight bitter malt finish.
phaleslu (7536) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from ryanmcfly1985 - thanks again, Ryan! Pours a clear gold with a bit of an orange hue and a small off-white head that lasts as a thick ring and film and laces the glass unevenly. Notes of pumpkin spice up front - nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, ginger - graham cracker, earth, lightly roasted pumpkin, and a surprisingly big bready malt finish. Moderate level of spice in this one. More in the nose, while the flavor is maltier. Light-bodied, with modest carbonation. Pretty smooth. Not bad.
Bulk_Carrier (2710) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing all along the glass.
The smell had some pumpkin up front with a nice allocation of cinnamon, allspice and ginger.
The taste was there as it took the previously mentioned flavors and combined them really nicely.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium with a slight sessionability about it. Carbonation was somewhat smooth.
Overall, though I can’t get this beer where I currently live, I would love to have it again some day as when I was able to have it, it was always a go to pumpkin ale.
chinchill (2986) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013 12 oz bottle with a label that says "PUMPKIN ALE - ale brewed with pumpkin, honey & spices". Not emphasizing the spices anymore? In any case, the spicing level on this is excellent. Even though the aroma suggests a higher level of spicing, tasting reveals a balanced blend of caramelized pumpkin, malts and spices, with a hint of hops. Very mildly sweet.
Onslow (1264) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear orange amber brew with steady white head. Aroma of pumpkin pie spice. Taste is sweet with pumpkin fruit hints, a little spice in the finish (glad that it was restrained) and a little bitter. Nice seasonal brew.
Patrickctenchi (4806) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange/amber with a small, off-white head.
Fresh, pumpkin pie filling aroma.
Malty, sweet, natural pumpkin flavor.
Nutmeg, cinnamon...the usual suspects....
Nicely done, though....
One of the best tasting of the breed.
TheHOFF43 (1779) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours orangeish with a little head. Sweet pumpkin dominates this. Better than most pumpkin beers. I hate pumpkin beers.
magsinva (963) - Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bestway Greensburo - pours clear orange with a white head. Aroma is nutmeg pumpkin. Taste is sweetish. Palate is dry. Overall, solid, but not the best pumpkin ale I’ve had this season.
Beerathon (1556) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth, a bit warming, nice ginger flavor/scent up front. This is a good pumpkin beer, doesn’t try to go all pumpkin pie on ya, Keeps the flavors clean and good.
cbfobes (2686) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle thanks to JStax, thanks! Pours a clear copper with a thin white head and no lacing, aroma seems heavy on the spices but has a decent amount of sweetness as well, the flavor has a good amount of spices on the front end, not bad by any means, just not blown away by pumpkin beers anymore.