Aurelius (3890) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chalky, choco-grassy pumpkin ale aroma - not too spicy, though there was some egginess. Fairly dark, looks to be mostly clear beer, bad label. A little tangy, a little tinny, cane syrup/brown sugar flavors though not very sweet. Medium mouth gets a little watery at times, and the brew is not highly carbonated at all. Pumpkin ales are just a chore - I donít think that Iíve ever had one where I wanted another anytime soon. Even when you acquiesce to the nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice, pumpkin itself is just kind of gross. Yams are pumpkin done right. Yam beer, thatís what the world needs instead of pumpkin ale. This wasnít dreadful, glad Market Square Liquors sells singles.
That1Guy (1867) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crushed with TheRon. Reddish-brown pour with almost no head. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Nutmeg dominates the flavor, with a definite pumpkin pie flavor. A bit light-bodied. Pretty alright.
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours very dark, looks like a nut brown. decent aroma of all the spices youíve come to know in a pumpkin beer. heavy nutmeg taste with a lingering roasted finish. not the best pumpkin brew Iíve had but not the worst either.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good malt character and pumpkin flavor. Reminded me of SA Octoberfest mixed with Buffalo Bills Pumpkin. A real Pumptober here.
SSSteve (3661) - - SEP 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. very dark for the style(deep brown) with a small white head. nose has lots of spice(nutmeg, cinnamon) and dark malts with molasses. makes for a very interesting aroma. flavor has notes of molasses, chocolates, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg. medium body. one of the better pumpkin beers iíve had.
jtclockwork (7103) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nose/taste of pumpkin, pie crust, nutmeg, cinnamon, molasses and toasted caramel malt. Lightish body. Touch of herbal notes.
azterik (8) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2011 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great aroma and appearance with good lacing. Dark amber color. Slight pumpkin taste with low spice notes. Very drinkable and considering its 5.0% pumpkin, its a very delicious and sessionable fall beer.
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Best By: Dec 19 11.
Appearance: Pours a dark, brown-amber body with a moderately-sized, faint beige head. It certainly doesnít look like your usual pumpkin ale.
Smell: Light roastiness, then some toasted pumpkin meat followed by a sniff of sweetish caramel and a little pinch of earthen spices.
Taste: Lightly roasty flavor, with an inclusion of sweetish molasses and cocoa. A small bit of sweetish dark caramel as it warms. Paltry portion of vegetal pumpkin tones within, mostly masked by the other flavors. Medium level of spiciness, which essentially closes out the taste with a gentle finish and final hint of molasses flavor.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Stands out among the usual pumpkin brews but is not a standout pumpkin ale.
ben4321 (3559) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from a small store in Hoboken, 8/30/11
Aroma: The nose is pumpkin and spice mostly, with some other sweet notes as well
Appearance: Pours a dark brown color, with a light orange hue, small head, and light lace
Flavor: Tastes similar to the nose, lots of spice & pumpkin, malty, medium sweet, mild earthy hop
Palate: The body is medium, it has a average (plus) carbonation, and a sticky mouthfeel
My first Pumpkin beer of the 2011 Pumpkin beer season! I have mixed feelings whenever Pumpkin beer season starts, becuase I love Pumpkin beer, but it also signifies the end of summer (even more so for me then the upcoming Monday off that is happening next week). As for the beer, Iím rater #5 of this one, so I guess it is a new one this season. If thatís the case they should keep making it, because this is a very nice Pumpkin beer. It has a really nice flavor and a good drinkability. A very nice first pumpkin beer of the year.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into Cigar City snifter. Dark brown pour with no head. Aroma is pretty stellar with hints of pumpkin spice, nutmeg, cinnamon and maple. The flavor sort of lacks in comparison though. Slight pumpkin spice flavor but nothing much else. I was hoping for a bit more but still worth a shot in my opinion.