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. Itís not really pumpkin, and itís not really a tart lambic. As long as youíre not expecting that (and why would you given the name...ugghhh), itís really not a bad beer. Iíd love to have this one with a hearty feast. I think it would pair nicely.
drpimento (2030) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured at a good temperature with a large, foamy, cream-colored head that settles after a bit and a little lace. Color is a lovely clear red amber. Aroma is super mild, bare tart and spice. Flavors like nose with all qualities magnified; chiefly nutmeg and pumpkin, some tang, dry. Body is fairly thin and carbonation ok. Finish is like flavor, average length, not up to Timmermans usual standards.
ne14sours (13) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Small Batch Beer Co. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices - cinnamon and nutmeg. Hint of apple as well. It tastes like a tart pumpkin pie twisted with apple cider. I liked this beer.
dfinney23 (1258) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours like a fizzy cider. Aroma of pumpkin and spices with a distinct but light sourness. Taste is similar and a touch sweeter. Quite unusual.
italarican (1148) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Small Batch. Pours a clear burnt orange. Aroma is sweet cherry pie, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin. Interesting flavor profile thatís part cherry pie, part pumpkin pie, and part apple cider. Sweet pie flavors balanced with the acidity of the cider qualities. Some sweet spice in the finish as well. Quite enjoyable.
smith4498 (2793) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy amber color with tan head. Aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, toffee and some sourness. Sweet brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg flavors with moderate tartness. Medium body with lively carbonation. I didnít know what to expect but this was pretty decent.
Theydon_Bois (5297) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 Tap at the White Horse (PG) Winter Ale Festival, 22/11/13.
Dark orange/amber with a moderately presented light beige head that clears edgeward.
Nose is apple skin, earthy straw, light spice, fruit pie, tarte fleshy fruits.
Taste comprises spice, toffee apple, pumpkin pie slightly curdled having sat out of the fridge a little too long, lactic fruit lick, sweet notes, apple skins.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation with a little spritz, dry fruit lead finale with a tarte edge.
Ok stuff, better than I expected!
Petkus331 (88) - Redford, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A sour aroma, a bit like applejuice. Copper color, a bit foggy. There was a lot of sediment in the bottom of the bottle, some got in my glass, but I didnít mind. Taste was slightly sour, like a hard cider, a tiny hint of vinegar, pumpkin pie, and a touch of caramel, and something a bit cranberryish. The sour was balanced with a slight fruity sweetness. There was minimal carbonation, but it went perfect with the gentle pumpkin flavor. The viscosity was not much higher than water, which believe is good for this style. We will be getting this again.
firstsip (171) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very mellow beer. Clear, deep copper color. No head from bottle. Light notes of nutmeg in nose. Very slight sourness, and certainly no strong sweetness. What I imagine the pumpkin juice at Hogwarts would taste.
MikeJslc (630) - USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper, clear, off-white head. Aroma: pumpkin spice, bready malt. Flavor: grainy malt, pumpkin spice, light fruit, cinnamon, very light tartness.
rougeau13 (1766) - Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin pie spice and sweet berries. Taste is a bit like fruity sweetened carbonated water with pumpkin pie spices. Medium bodied. A little fizzy.