Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked and caged bottle, poured into a large wine glass. Pours a dark ruddy orange, with a good half-inch deep layer of foam on top. Good spotty lace coats the glass. The nose is really fruity, reminiscent of spiced cider - apples, pear, banana, oak. Nice aroma invites me to take a sip.
I poured this one extra cold, it just seemed appropriate at the time. Great crisp feel, with ample carbonation giving this one legs. Easy finish as the mildness really allows me to sip and sip, until I find myself gulping. As this one starts quite cold, it reminds me of an autumn cider my mom always makes - apple, cinnamon, orange peel. This is spot on. As the beer warms up a bit though, the pumpkin peeks through, though faintly. Lots of autumn spice and apples. Very mild tartness on the finish. Barely present really.
This is an oddity of a beer. It’s not really pumpkin, and it’s not really a tart lambic. As long as you’re not expecting that (and why would you given the name...ugghhh), it’s really not a bad beer. I’d love to have this one with a hearty feast. I think it would pair nicely.
ejh8 (82) - - OCT 30, 2014
1.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
In a word this one sucks. Low ABV and it tastes like cider. Looks good in a glass though so I will give it that.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
merc7186 (2163) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Sweet Gueuze, Mild Pumpkin, Mild Cane Sugar
Appearance: Amber/Orangish Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Honey, Pumpkin, Mild Bread
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet
maxwelldeux (3725) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber color with a moderate light tan head on there. Nose is slightly sour with some pumpkin spice in there. Taste is actually sweet, with a lot of pumpkin and spice coming through. Feels very fizzy to me.
JBPortland (848) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle pours dark clear amber orange with 1 finger head. Nose is subtle spice, clove, malty fruit and grain, "pumpkin", not really any lambic funk. Taste isn’t uneasant but is simple, a mildly tart spiced malty beer with decently well balanced, apple sauce, cinnamon, allspice, clove, nutmeg, etc. Sourness is medium-low. Finish is spices, touch of tart earthy orange fruit and grain. Bit of a novelty but fair enough.
chinchill (1976) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear deep dark amber with a fine head.
Aroma. Very pleasing sweet. Spicy pumpkin with a load of banana.
Flavor. a bit tart, Moderately spicy with a nice mix that is not the typical American pumpkin pie mix. A faint hint of vinegar hurts the rating.
O. An unusual pumpkin ale worth trying.
JulienHuxley (3304) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at tasting. Lightly hazy gold pour with white head. Aroma is spicy, lots of cinnamon nutmeg, light funky notes. Taste is spicy, not very sour, sweet actually, nice pumpkin pie filling, much less gross than expected, actually quite drinkable.
dfearnley (1036) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to goblet
Cinnamon, lots of cinnamon, pumpkin, brown sugar. Amber, ringed, bubbly white head. Cinnamon, pumpkin, lime. No deep acidity. Didn’t startbout great, but it grew on me.
solidfunk (4193) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Of all pumpkin beers I’ve had this is among the better ones to be sure. The lambic yeast does well to balance out the pumpkin aroma. There’s cool zing to this. Lively carbonation with a touch of grapefruit in finish along with light pumpkin. Tap at Khyber Pass.
czar (4540) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle shared with friends. pours unclear bright golden with a nice white head, good retention and lacing. inoffensive aroma of sweet candi, belgian yeast, light acidity - lactic mostly, very little funk per say; nutmeg and cinnamon taste, some fruitiness, sweetness - brown sugar. average carbonation, light body, semi-sweet herbal-spicy finish. o-k.
Minderbinder (1900) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with low white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of sugar, pumpkin pie spices. Taste is of water, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spices. Palate: Medium body. Soft carbonation. Overall: Not that bad. Just a tad watery. Spices not overdone. No serious pumpkin.