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 (854) - 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 (2562) - 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 (102) - 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.
sonnycheeba (3501) - 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 (951) - 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 (4302) - 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.
cpetrone84 (1372) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is reddish copper with a thin tan ring. Nose is light pumpkin with fair bit of spice. Some grain balance and a touch of banana bread. Taste is heavier pumpkin spice with a hint of apple cider and a touch of banana bread. Fairly strong carb with a medium to full body.
jsmerig (1238) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample pour on tap at brewery in Hershey. Pours a lighter brown with some cloudiness. Aroma of cinnamon and spice. Brown sugar notes as well. Taste is sweet yet balanced by a dry and slightly bitter finish. Not too overdone.
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DocLock (7832) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at Craft Ale. Poured hazy orange with off-white head. Nose was pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, mild hops. Tasted of pumpkin, spice, hops, nit sweet but with a finishing resiny hop matched with natural pumpkin and spice flavor.