Ernest (7284) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2013 Bottle.
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark amber-brown.
Aroma is lightly malty (cookie), with a strong note of nutmeg, a note of cola, and a light note of pumpkin.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic.
The nose is dominated by nutmeg and thus it smells pleasant enough...there arenít really any off notes, but I certainly wish it was more interesting. Ditto in the mouth...simple and a slightly foul aftertaste leaves much to be desired. The weakest point is the mouthfeel, which is quite thin and watery and metallic...unpleasant.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Moderate body with a bit of pumpkin an spice. Some bread and a bit of caramel. Nothing too interesting.
algemo45 (62) - - AUG 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Darker than the average pumpkin beer, which is enticing at first glance. Mild spicy aroma that fades quickly. Taste, lacking in all departments.
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SmokeMyDog (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2012 does not count
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Watered down Pumpkin Beer..............................................
wlajwl (5681) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is pumpkins, mild sweetness and spices. The flavor is spices, malts, pumpkin and a decent hoppiness in the finish.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. Bottle. Medium strength nutmeg scent with dark fruit hint. Minimal head to ring, rich brown. Medium/Light body with a silky feel. Nutmeg pumpkin spice with molasses brown flavor. Kind of lacking actual pumpkin flavor. Decent, but not the best pumpkin Iíve had lately.
Steasy66 (1116) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Looks like cola, slightly malty aroma. Tastes a bit like cola, a bit of malt, a bit of hops, zero pumpkin or pumpkin spice. Palate is fine but maybe a bit overcarbed. This beer is bad.
Guerde (1280) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Pumpkin beer in mid-August? Might as well make them available year-round. Pours a very dark red color with a medium sized off-white head with some wisps of lacing. Aroma contains a touch of pumpkin character, but thatís soon drowned out by an inordinate amount of spice that kick the olfactory bulb. Spice is of the cinnamon and allspice stripe. Glimmers of pumpkin pie, but the scent is never sustained. Flavor has the same characteristics as the aroma, but the pumpkin is even more dialed down here, and the spice streaks across in the mid which creates a dryness that isnít all that pleasant to experience. Thereís a faint toasty element here too and a bit of caramel. Spice lingers on, with a faint touch of crust in the far finish. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is appropriate. Overall this isnít a bad pumpkin beer, although the pumpkin should be more prominent.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Deep amber, fairly dark, or darker than I expected.   Moderate frothy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Somewhat of a strong spicy nose, not too bright, but feels a bit heavy.   Similar tongue, a little dull but the spices are heavy.   Just not vibrant.   However, its clean, the spices dont vanish right away, and the underlying body feels decent.   Clean finish, same dull spices linger a bit.   In a way, the fact that the spices arent too sharp lets them blend in a bit better.   I bet an imperial version of this beer would be real good!   Thanks for the bottle Jason!
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured deep garnety-amber with a dense beige head. The aroma picked up a lovely blend if pumpkin meat, nutmeg, and molasses, with some cinnamon and biscuity notes too.. warm and welcoming. The flavor found molasses and lesser pumpkin meat at the core.. dry, somewhat oxidized spices around (nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove).. finished with tacky spices and a slight soapy character. Light-medium bodied and dry on the palate.. just an OK flow.. started out better than it finished.