Brewed by Trouble Brewing
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Kill, Co. Kildare, Ireland


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Made with real pumpkin and pumpkin spices.

jlhooker's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jlhooker (28) - Dublin, Ireland, - NOV 2, 2012
On tap L Mulligan Grocer. Golden orange with thin head. Pumpkin aroma with lovely pumpkin dominant balanced taste. Smooth on palate with bittersweet finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (2406) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 22, 2015
At a tasting, thanks,small stable bubbly head, touch a touch hazy quite deep orange color, aroma amd flavor of nutmeg, allspice and ginger and cookies, medium bitterness just a touch harsh. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (9317) - Tel Aviv, - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at troublesís place. Thanks Tom L. Clear golden-orange. Aroma of pumpkin, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, some clove, gingerbread. Sweetish flavor with spices, malt, caramel. Pretty light-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - FEB 26, 2015
Backlog rating from 15/11/14. Pumpkin beers seem to go one of two ways for me, either the brewer wants to make a beer with authentic pumpkin and autumn spice flavours, or wants to make something that tastes like artificially sweet pumpkin pie. Both have their respective virtues and sins. This was more of the authentic route, nicely and tastefully muted and understated with more of a cinnamon highlight than the pumpkin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2567) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle from Hanlonís Garage, Longford [090115]
Dark copper amber, clear, frothy off white head, some lacing
Aroma of cinnamon, gingerbread, sweet fruity malts, no hops, quite spicy and aromatic
Taste - Cinnamon, spicy, lots of cinnamon, sweet caramel malts, dry spicy perhaps a little aggressive as it dominates the flavour
Palate - Soft carb, medium light body, rather sweet. Finish of heavy cinnamon, sweet malts
Overall - Not a fan of these pumpkin spicy brews. It was OK though and I drank most of the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elbernays (997) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle at home from mchughs. Pours amber with wispy white head. All cinnamon, clove nose. Flavour is pumpkin, Rye, cinnamon finish. Light body with watery finish. Not bad for style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (4407) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle at home from McHughs
Clear mid amber. Butternut squash, dusty grain sacks and a hint of cinnamon. Lively carbonation, initial sweetness, earthy, a big burst of ginger, creamy wheat like notes and a fruity finish. Growing spice but not OTT...probably the best pumpkin brew Iíve had to date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (3148) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2014
Draught at the Headline. Hazy orange Amber with a solid head. Aroma is cinnamon and a little pumpkin. Sweetish malt, medium spiced with a little vanilla. Lovely tangy spiced finish, almost Christmassy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Creedence (286) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
Had this one on cask and keg side-by-side at Bierhaus Cork. The cask was getting a bit long in the tooth, so I said Iíd rate both to give it an accurate reflection. Cask: pours a hazy ruby copper with a bubbly beige head. Aroma is fairly vinegary, as itís beginning to turn... but still some nice pumpkin notes coming through. Taste is nice malty and squash sweetness with a little spice and a touch of sour. Smooth but reasonably full mouthfeel, sweet and lightly spicy aftertaste. Keg: left it warm up a little, and the aroma really started to come out. Lots of cinnamon, clove and pumpkin - smells like a fresh spiced pumpkin pie! Light sour start on the taste with a very spicy sweetness and a doughy malty finish. Light spiced aftertaste with a smooth and full mouthfeel. Now thatís more like it! Overall, a really nice and drinkable pumpkin ale. Spiced beers wouldnít usually be my think, but I really enjoyed this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stjamesgate (143) - IRELAND - OCT 30, 2013
On tap at Against The Grain. Orange-amber with a white collar. Squash and spice on the nose. Toffee and carrot up front, big nutmeg and cinnamon in middle, then earthy hops. Medium, chewy and round. Thin, over spiced and sticky. More pumpkin spice than pumpkin. Too light for the style, too. Nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 15, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2014 Draught at the bull and castle. Orange amber, lovely pumpkin since nose. Flavour is sweet malt and pumpkin, not too sweet. Light body, medium carbonation. Sweet finish. A nice pumpkin ale. Rerated from the bottle 2014.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50