holeyiii (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Out of a corked bottle from brewery.
Aroma - Wow. Super complex. Malty, cloves, cinnamon, pumpkin of course. Light embers and a tad smokey (almost peaty)
Appearance - They call this a saison, the color is an unexpected brilliant glowing deep orange. Screams fall beer in color. Can’t get over the color. Decent head retention for a saison.
Taste - A very spicy beer. Heavy in clove, cinnamon, and malts with a light hint of fruity embers. Nose really contributes to taste. A bit of that smokey/peaty taste in the end. Definitely more of a pumpkin spice beer. Not much of a pumpkin flavor.
Palate - Smooth in the front with a small crisp in the back. Almost like eating pumpkin pie. Soft with a light crunch.
Overall - Great beer. Wasn’t very sure how troegs would do with pumpkin. With dead reckoning being too hoppy yet nugget nectar being nearly perfect it was hard to tell. Thankfully this beer is nearly perfect. Reminds me of a drunken pumpkin pie laced with bourbon like my dad used to make.
Drank 2nd glass with cold Thanksgiving leftovers. Pure ecstasy.
williamstome (1320) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hazy pour between amber and mahogany. Malty aroma with pumpkin spice notes. Big sweet spicy pumpkin pie flavor; very full. Great thick mouthfeel. The best pumpkin beer I’ve ever had!
Damico (2872) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, quite delicious. Pours dark amber thick but somewhat clear with a whitish ring for a head. Aroma brings a rush of fall spices in mixing nutmeg and subtle cinnamon sticks and cloves smooth and soft in the nose. Flavor brings big clove and some nutmeg and cinnamon settling on the palate. There is a calm sweetness settling to suggest pumpkin.
streve (105) - Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at brewery into tulip glass. Pour is an orange amber color with about a half finger of off-white head. Aroma of sweet pumpkin, nutmeg, ginger and clove. Taste is phenomenal! I get a ginger kick right from the start, then comes the pumpkin pie and spices to round it out. Definitely for the spice-heads. Great offering! I hope this comes around next year.
Art (2210) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Pizza Boy. Pours a clear brownish orange with a white foamy head that quickly dissipates. Aromas of pumpkin pie spices, vanilla, clove shines through the most. Definitely a sipper. Pumpkin pie flavor is pretty spot on. Even has a grain/malt aftertaste remenicient of crust. Good amount of pumpkin pie without being overpowering like Pumking. One of the better pumpkin beers around.
mtmaguire (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great pour, taste, color. Sniff smells nice with a subtle pumpkin aroma and spices. Tastes is just right. One of the best pumpkins around.
puboflyons (2501) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the corked, caged 375 ml. bottle. 2014 batch. Attractive looking ruby red to brown pour with a modest head that fades. The aroma speaks of cinnamon more than any other pumpkin spice. Yes, the pumpkins and nutmeg come up eventually but that cinnamon is strong. The body is medium but not a bold kind of medium. The taste has a touch of malts but it is the cinnamon that really takes things over and burns on the palate. I wanted to call it bitter but I think it is more of a cinnamon burn. I enjoyed it though.
sonnycheeba (4202) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by friends. Pours mostly clear dark amber with creamy beige head. Aroma is cereal and cookie malts, cinnamon, nutmeg, spice cake, pumpkin, and light fig. Flavor is heavy spices, pumpkin, lightly sweet bready malts, and faint toast; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
devman171 (1217) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2014 Bottle pours amber with white head. Big pumpkin pie spice nose and taste with a light body. Very nice pumpkin
Beerman6686 (5284) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured an orange color with a white head. Aroma was of light spices, cracker, yeast esters and grass. Flavor was a great blend between mild pie spices, pumpkin flesh, and saisiny rusticity. Really cool take on a pumpkin beer.