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.
keepersj12 (2560) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is on par with Dogfish Head’s Pumpkin ale. Very flavorful. Great looking. All around very good.
Damico (2350) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma of sweet brown sugar, cinnamon spice, and pumpkin. The orange amber appearance has a light head. The flavor is medium to light in body with tons of pumpkin pie flavor, just as intended. You get a nice nutmeg ending on the palate.
HighWine (940) - 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.
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.
Jine (896) - 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
TomDecapolis (4394) - 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.
NJBeerman013 (1043) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good example of a relatively rare style. It is a deep amber color with a darkish tan head. While it does have a good pumpkin flavor it is loaded with spice, more so than other examples I have tasted. All in all a great brew for the Fall season.
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.
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
at gabf. vanilla nose, orangey brown color, and pumkin pie flavor. the vanilla and slight nut flavors make this more creative than the other pumpkin beers. good palate balance.