Home >

Trailhead Spiced Pumpkin Ale



on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
No commercial description

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bif (2049) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 7, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 29, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (11508) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3639) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Draft sampler pours amber with an off white head. Aroma of malts and spice. Taste is pumpkin and spice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (3832) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (2099) - Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Tap - not much head, medium copper color, mild pumpkin and cinnamon aroma and flavor. I donít normally like pumpkin beers because they are too strong but this one is very drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2006
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 3, 2005
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2005
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. Itís more of a novelty item than anything. Itís like fruit candy that doesnít really taste the fruit it is supposed to imitate. Iíve had some excellent pumpkin ales and this isnít one of them. It is very thin and flat as well.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50