Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
THOUGHTS: Decent beer, but I don’t know if I would have guessed it was a pumpkin beer. Flavorful and easy to drink, but a little watery in body.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium brown with red highlights when held to light and an average, tan head that kept a decent sheet and left fair lacing.
The aroma had moderate caramel, molasses, chocolate and roasted malts; light herbal hops; hints of pumpkin pie spices; cola, slight sour pumpkin and vegetal pumpkin. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet, slightly sour and lightly bitter with a short duration. Overall, it was a little watered down. There was molasses, caramel, roasted malts, cola, and a little sour pumpkin. The medium body was watery with soft, yet tingly carbonation and a dry and lightly astringent finish.
ScoWRee (392) - 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 (3944) - 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 (1073) - 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 (1330) - 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 (163) - 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 (658) - - 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.
prosper0 (15) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice aroma of spices, good balance between pumpkin and spice. Sweet malty backbone that bears the weight of the spices and pumpkin nicely. Hint of molasses is probably what makes this one of my favorite pumpkin beers out there.
beastmaster (340) - Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at pj whelihans. Pours a dark dark chic cerry red. Little to no head or lacing. Light spices, no pumpkin. Odd and upsetting.
cheap (4271) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From a bottle smells like punky pie. Look is dark like a porter. Stoutly kind a feel that morphs into a stronger dark lager. Yes that spice is in there. That molasses is detectable I think, gives it a rich nerve. Yes, that dark beer thing takes over in the middle yet it has decent, almost over the top, punky personality. Just never quite gets there. Aroma turns metallic toward the end.
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Don’t see the low scores here. Nice all around though not a standout. Ample spices but not overdone. Malty, dark amber. Nice pumpkin flavor. I dug it a little."