Strykzone (5005) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Augusta. Hazy but still clearer than most. This is all about the spices. A little pumpkin but a lotbof fall spices. It is tasty enough but is certainly not traditional. Rich malts and spices. Hops are minimal but migjt add dome bitterness.
Bif (1501) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the brewpub. Served a hazy copper color with a very small head and no lacing. Aroma of some spice, bit of grain and not much else. Taste of some spices and slightest hint of pumpkin. Mild bitterness and bit of spice. Light body and thin on flavor. Aother sub par beer from trailhead.
BOSSbrewer (1692) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Trailhead Brewing Co. Pours a light amber with minimal head. Aroma of poking spice cinnamon. Fairly dry and light. Pumpkin tastes artificial.
Dogbrick (8251) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a clear dark orange color with a thin off-white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Malt and pumpkin pie spices in the nose. Light-bodied with flavors of toasted malt, ginger, cinnamon and a bit of fruit. The finish is mildly spiced with a short malty aftertaste. Average overall.
edgallow (2196) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampler pours amber with an off white head. Aroma of malts and spice. Taste is pumpkin and spice.
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jandd1983 (2619) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the 2013 Artisans Craft Beer Festival. It poured a clear red/ amber color with a small amber head. The aroma was of allspice, ginger, some cinnamon, caramel and light pie crust. The palate was medium bodied and smooth. The taste was of ginger, cinnamon, allspice, caramel and light pie crust with a smooth lingering spiced finish. Pretty good.
csaso (1415) - Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap - not much head, medium copper color, mild pumpkin and cinnamon aroma and flavor. I don’t normally like pumpkin beers because they are too strong but this one is very drinkable
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A very poor attempt at a pumpkin beer. The beer is well spiced, but lacks body and character beyond the traditional spices of the brew. The brewery needs to stop shirking on the malt and make some decent beer.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Amber and clear- very carbonated with a thick white head. An aroma and flavor of pumpkin pie spices hits you with a quick bolus. Nutmeg and cinnamon are the big aroma spices. Sweet and malty, this would go well with an oatmeal cookie.
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2007 Typical of Trailhead this beer is a bit watery. The nose is almost non-existent but a thin aroma of squash and cinnamon comes through. The holiday spices (nutmeg, vanilla, squash and pumpkin) would sit better in a heartier beer, one with a better grain bill. The after taste is a little dusty.
Original rating: Draft at the brewery - This beer smells like most pumpkin ales, a bit like nutmug and cinnamon. It has a very unbeer-like flavor. It’s more of a novelty item than anything. It’s like fruit candy that doesn’t really taste the fruit it is supposed to imitate. I’ve had some excellent pumpkin ales and this isn’t one of them. It is very thin and flat as well.