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.
BillKismet (3393) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pumpkin amber body with a lacy covering. Rich, roasted brown sugar pumpkin bouquet with sumptuous cinnamon notes--exquisitely inviting. Lovely brown sugar pumpkin body balanced by a tart, lightly sour note to temper the sweetness. Thinnish body makes this one exceptionally refreshing and quaffable, despite the sweetness. Cinnamon tart finish.
MrBeerFanatic (900) - Friona, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep medium to darker amber with a thick head and great retention. Aromas of slight pumpkin pie spices, slight pepsi cola, light oak impression. Flavors of slight pepsi cola, faded pumpkin, slight cork impression, slight/faint pumpkin pie spices. Flavors are all on the faded side. Everything is on the light and faded side. Doesn’t come out as much of an authentic lambic but more of a light beer in general. Only a very light touch of sour. Overall has a decent aged appeal in the flavor and aromas. Slightly sweet and tart. Somewhat refreshing and good for a hot day.
Imaena (1915) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. This is a pretty blah lambic. The pumpkin does not hold up well and it comes across as a flimsy sour ale.
gopherfan99 (659) - CROATIA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; pours a clear amber with a thin white head; aroma is soft pumpkin pie; taste is sweet with the pumpkin, honey, and spices; has a light sour finish; pretty nicely balanced flavors and between the sweet and sour; it was better than expected
HIGHB4LL (713) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Supermarket Liquors. Appearance: 3 fingers white head, amber color, clear. Aroma: pumpkin, spicy hops, Belgian fruity yeast, green apples, light caramel. Palate: dry finish, light body, average carbonation. Taste: sweet malt into fruity pumpkin becoming lightly tart to sour at the finish. Overall, like the pumpkin and light spicy hops. Very nice.
dwyerpg (4686) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a pleasant surprise. Some funk in the aroma, and some definite sweet and sour flavors doing battle but in a way that works. The pumpkin is faint but noticeable and in a way that really works quite well. Pretty solid stuff.
s_hartshorne (1875) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg friends of ham Leeds. Amber little head. Aroma is light fruity. Taste I liked nice pumpkin fruitiness lots of sweet brown sugar and earthy flavours in the finish slight sourness. Prickly carbonated. Very tasty
umich03jm (2223) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Clear orange pour with a small head that fades to a thick ring. Aroma is much closer to apple cider than pumpkin. Green apple, light cinnamon, jolly ranchers, and clove. Tastes like sugary apple cider. Light spiced. Moderately tart. Mouthfeel is gritty. This is like a below average cider.
Westmeister (1865) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brother in law bought this one for Thanksgiving having no idea is was not your run of the mill pumpkin beers. I liked is enough, he did not. The light effervescent nature was nice after the heavy meal. LIghtly tart, earthy, light sweet with brown sugar. Certainly not your typical pumpkin beer, but a nice change.
Nsanders (592) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Caged and corked bottle. Clear orange with heavy carbonation and a white head. Tart green apple, light pumpkin/gourd aroma, belgian yeast and a little cinnamon. Taste has a lingering acidic sour flavor. Body is medium with a clingy feel.