HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the brewery. Definitely tastes like a slice of pumpkin pie! Dark amber pour with a bright white head. Aromas of clove and cinnamon. Taste is pumpkin pie spice with a good hop balance to keep it from getting too spicy and sweet like many pumpkin ales (talkin’ to you Southern Tier). There’s a nice pumpkin aromatic flavor behind the spice. Nice lingering spiciness and moderately slippery in the mouth. Tasty.
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this when at Triumph for a friend's 21st birthday back in Nov. '03, and loved it. So perfect for autumn, and full of pumpkin and spice flavors
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
poured a golded amber, lots of pumpkin and spices, some cinnamon, some clove. flavor didnt deliver the amount of pumpkin that the aroma advertised...spices kind of dominated too much. not a bad pumpkin, but not a great one either.
bp (820) - 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.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great example of the style. The aftertaste was all Pumpkin. It was a great mix of fall spices as well. A good beer.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler from New Hope, PA location: I am usually sketchy when it comes to Pumpkin Ales as they are usually too spicy. This one is almost right, could actually use a little more spice. I think the aroma was spicier than the actual beer.
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.
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.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at new hope. Amber pour. Great pumpkin and spice aroma. Flavor is sweet and has a good pumpkin flavor. Very sweet but drinkable. Good if you like pumpkin ales
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.