ryanfolty (1846) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
November 25, 2013 - on tap at Town Hall Lanes. Clear dark orange pour with limited head. Aroma and taste that were as you would expect with a pumpkin beer. The spice wasn’t too much, but was close to crossing the line for me.
commonshawn (378) - - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Dark amber. Little head and lacing . Smells of sweet spice, but taste carries the spice flavor well. More syrupy than what I like, and doesn’t have the perfect mouthfeel. But a solid pumpkin beer.
BVery (6298) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Town Hall Lanes. Clear deep orange pour with a small but persistent white head. Pumpkin, vanilla, and mild spice aroma. Smooth palate. Fairly sweet taste - nice pumpkin character. This is nice.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Potent pumpkin pie and spice scent, pours dark amber on color. Has a pleasant spice taste, one of my favorite pumpkin brews!
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving glass: Poured from tap into Pint glass.
Appearance: Clear amber-orange with thin head and not much lacing.
Aroma: Smells like sweet, creamy pumpkin pie with a hefty dose of spices.
Taste: Pretty sweet and creamy pumpkin pie mostly. Cinnamon accompanies the sweet taste, while some pretty strong, more bitter spices (clove?, nutmeg?) provide some counterbalance. Despite the sweetness, there may be some dry caramel malts providing backbone.
Palate: Very creamy and smooth for the low abv. Moderate carbonation with semi-dry finish, simply due to the spices.
Overall: Did not know that liquid pumpkin pie could be accomplished at the ~5% abv level. Impressive, although it is a titch to sweet for mass consumption.
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Town Hall on 10/29/10. Clear orange pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of cinnamon and ginger with a hint of vanilla. Flavor is also cinnamon, ginger and vanilla. Tastes like Libby’s pumpkin pie mix in a glass. Tasty.
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange with quickly fading off-white head. nose is IPA-ish with mild pumpkin. taste is nice pumpkin flavor that melds well with the spices. pretty easy-drinking pumpkin beer for the great fall season.
piscator34 (1968) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewery. Dark gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of pale malts, nutmeg, mace, allspice, pumpkin and a wiff of smoke. A pretty much standard flavor combo in the mouth of pumpkin pie spices, pumpkin, and vanilla. I think the sharp and savory quality of all of the spices might have thinned out the body a bit. Perhaps a touch heavy handed with the spices, but still quite good overall.
kbutler1 (1351) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours an orange amber color with a slightly off-white head. Pumpkin, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon dominate the nose. Medium/light mouthfeel. Sweet upfront with transition to a nice pumpkin flavor. Nice lace on the glass. Lingering nutmeg flavor. As a self proclaimed pumpkin beer hater, this beer actually is pretty tasty. Liquid pumpkin pie. No flavor of alcohol or hops. Well done, this pie beer I can drink.
arminjewell (6177) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange with white head, nose is like sticking your face into a pumpkin pie that just came out of the oven. Taste is similar to the smell, nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin sweetness predominate and a rich palate rounds out an excellent example of a pumpkin ale.