Finhead (1403) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish-brown pour with a white head. The aroma has nutmeg and pumpkin bread. It has a light body with slightly sticky texture and average carbonation. The taste is sweet all the way through.
Darkmagus82 (2055) - - SEP 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep amber-reddish-orange mahogany color with a tiny fizzy white head. The head fades rather fast to leave just a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strong of spice smells with a whole lot of coriander, clove, and nutmeg. Other moderately strong aromas of a roasted pumpkin and some cinnamon are there as well, with these mixing with a hint of a vanilla and caramel sweetness, to bring a very pleasant and spiced pumpkin puree smell.
Taste- The taste begins with a roasted pumpkin and bready flavor that has a little bit of caramel sweetness. The spice flavors of coriander, cinnamon, and nutmeg are strong upfront, with these and some clove getting even more potent as the taste advances. All the while, the roasted pumpkin gets a little stronger as some light vanilla flavors join the taste. In the end, molasses and some brown sugar tastes come to the tongue, leaving one with a roasty pumpkin pie flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel-The body of the brew is on the slightly thinner side for a pumpkin ale while the carbonation level that is rather low. The lower carbonation is very nice for the roasted pumpkin flavors of the brew, but a little more body would have given a little more chewiness overall. In the end the feel was alright overall.
Overall – A fairly nice “lighter” pumpkin ale. At only 5 % abv. it packs a good deal of flavor, making it a nice pumpkin brew to sip from time to time while watching a good football game.
Foxbush (1531) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle The ale poured a cloudy brown to amber color smallish head that disappeared. The aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg greet you. The ale has flavors of spice, roasted pumpkin, and toffee. The ale had a light body with a soft carbonation. The finish had a sweet spicy conclusion. Not my style.
HuskerTan (1038) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A- Pumpkin pie, spices, cinnamon nutmeg, molasses.
A- Brown color, hazy liquid, tan head.
T- Spice, malty.
P- Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, spiced watery finish.
O- Decent amount of spice and even real smelling pumpkin pie but the taste was lacking. Pretty malty and one dimensional without much of the aroma transferring over onto the palate.
ScoWRee (404) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dap dark brown. Has a nice thick tan foamy head. Aroma of pumpkin and spice. Taste is pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger and molasses. A nice ale.
Erzengel (5871) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Many thanks to Chris for this bottle! Smooth fresh, slightly sour, slightly spicy. Fresh, slightly grainy, nearly no bitterness. Smooth, fresh, but a bit too characterless. Easy to drink though.
Salmoniform (1237) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Copper red hue with fizzy off white head that diminished to a thin ring. Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger, sugar. Mouthfeel is decent with a medium body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet with a spice finish. Overall this is a decent brew.
Beerathon (1635) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown with flecks of red and nearly no head. Nutmeg, sugar, and molasses in nose. Tastes like candy. Just don’t care for this style.
George999 (270) - Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great rich auburn color, light off white head, nice carbonation. Not an overly pronounced pumpkin flavor but a good balance of sweetness and spice.
zoucrew102 (949) - - SEP 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Spicy, pumpkin aroma with notes of molasses. Pours dark copper colored with a thin tan head and pretty good lacing. Starts quite malty with hints of pumpkin and molasses. Finishes smooth with the spicy character revealing itself at the end. Decent pumpkin, but not on par with others I've had.