bp (757) - Queens, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft: Pours is dark orange, spicy aroma and pumpkin, slightly spicy with a strong veggie taste. Not too bad.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Triumph. Pours red with a beige head. Nice aroma, lots of spices...cinnamon, clove, nutmeg. Medium light mouthfeel. Very typical pumpkin beer, but clean. Not mindblowing either
jcwattsrugger (10725) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a creamy tan head with some lacing with deep red color. Aroma is nutmeg, faint pumpkin. Taste is medium malt, nutmeg, faint pumpkin. Looks full body, taste is medium/light body. Good carbonation.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Floral pumpkin spice, cinnamon, potpurri aroma. Reddish garnet colored translucent beer with short tight beige head. Tangy pumpkin pie flavor, sweet veggies and cinnamon. quality, no ’soap’ often in other pumpking ales. modest-light-tangy palate, refreshing. A good pumpkin ale.
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Probably the best beer I had at triumph. The description in the menu is that it is like a bite of Pumpkin Pie in every mouthful and that is about accurate. Good spices and very well balanced. Not too overpowering as some pumpkins are.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured hazy amber with a thick tan head. Very nice appearance. Aroma had pumpkin and spices plus courant. Taste was too one dimensional but nice. There was more spice then pumpkin as someone else said. Quite nice though.
TomDecapolis (4332) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2005 On tap at the New Hope location. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with an average size off white lacing head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, pie crust and pumpkin. Flavors of the same. This was a very solid Pumpkin Ale. Right up there with the Weyerbacher and DFH, maybe not quite as solid...but close. Walked out with a growler of it.
jdjuice (293) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - OCT 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Princeton. I thought the flavor was a little too heavy on the spices with not enough pumpkin, but I keep comparing all the Pumpkin Ales I try to Dogfish Head’s Punkin Ale, so I guess it’s sort of unfair. Very drinkable, added flavors aren’t overpowering, just maybe not as well rounded as I’d prefer my beer.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a few batches of this seasonal brew in 2004. First batch in Princeton was a bit heavy on the blackstrap molasses, but added a level of complexity I really enjoyed. Spice was not overpowering like so many other bottled versions of a pumpkin ale.
Second wave I tried was a bit more balanced. The molasses flavor was not as pronounced, certainly a bit sweeter. Spices matched up well again.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
10.16.04 Tap @ Princeton. The pour a dark ruby/burnt siena - maple leaves in November. Nary any head. Aromas bite with spice, ginger snap, tobacco. Flavors right in line, more ginger, mulling spice, especially clove. Maybe some pumpkin-like flavors, but I might just be trying real hard to find them. Overall, it’s a biting and simple beer, though full of character. Often, spiced beers like this one can be a real chore, but this is sharp enough to please.