BVery (6283) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
TAP: copper pour, with pumpkin, graham cracker, spice nose and taste. Silky smooth, lots of spice and pumpkin character in the flavor, great beer!!
badgerben (4401) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy of Skyview. Copper color with a medium head. Aroma of cloves and alspice. It tastes like it does have some pumpkin in the beer and not just spice, though not nearly as much as Pumpking. Ginger and alspice dominate.
Guerde (1168) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(growler from Skyview at the Farewell to Lex/Larp Cellars event) Pours dark copper with a medium off-white head that leaves a thin film on top. Good spice and pumpkin aroma, so much so that it almost smelled like one of those fake pumpkin pie candles. Spice aromas of nutmeg and a bit of cinnamon as well. The taste is just really great for a pumpkin beer, with a lot of baked pumpkin flavor that then changes to more of a sweet and lightly bitter/spiced finish. The mouthfeel is medium and the carbonation is smooth. I’m normally a little more biased when it comes to pumpkin beers, and this beer really nails it in the flavor department. Well done indeed. Thanks Bob!
Ughsmash (7136) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Tyranena. Poured medium orange with a moderate cap of off-white head. The aroma was very sweet with graham crackers, caramel, and fruity notes laced with strong nutmeg and pumpkin meat.. so sweet it was almost candied. The flavor was quite sweet again with a candied backing.. pumpkin meat, cloves, and nutmeg all surrounded, laced with abundant alcohol.. just a touch of licorice on the very back. Very sweet as mentioned on the palate and stronger than expected.. too strong and spicy on the back, but still solid overall.
Skyview (5209) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the brewery taproom in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. Pours a clear copper amber brew with a creamy off-white head that has some nice retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel malt with plenty of pumpkin spices of nutmeg, cinnamon, a touch of clove and raisin mincemeat. Taste is medium bodied, very light carbonation with a good balance of caramel and multi-grain malt, pumpkin, nutmeg, raisin and cinnamon. Finish is smooth, creamy with a nice caramel and pumpkin pie filling along with a mild bitterness. One of the best balanced pumpkin beers I have tried.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Heritage, what a deal! Really tried hard to get a growler of this, to no avail. Smells of rich pumpkin and spices. Lots of pumpkin flavor in there, along with nutmeg, cinammin, but not overpowering. So drinkable, unlike ST Pumking, which is awesome, but gets to be a bit much towards the end of a bomber. Just awesome stuff. They really need to make this a BGW brew
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2008 Pours a wonderful orangish/copper color with a small beige head. Wonderful aromas of pumpkin, nutmeg,clove and cinnamon. Taste is of pumpkin and spices. What I was most impressed with is the incredibly smooth as silk mouthfeel. Leaves a wonderful pumpkin flavor aftertaste as well. Kudos! .
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Never has been my favorite style,but this one was pleasant,thanks to a growler bought by LT Judge. Distinct pumpkin,your nutmeg and cinnimon but not in that fake smelling aroma,so prevelant in other Pumpkin brews. Taste was a slighly sweet malt, with the background of the spices, despite its well formed head ,it had a soothing smoothness to it. I actually had a second glass of this,thats a first for me with a Pumpkin.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Tyranena tasting room. Copper to orange with a thin disappearing head. Aroma of pumpkin and pumpkin spices, nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste of fresh pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and sweet malt. Nice balance of spice and beer element, not overly spiced like a few other pumpkin brews I have had. I hope this one makes it to bottles.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Colorful burnt orange/copper color. Moderate, beige head the settles to a lid of creamy bubbles. Bread and spice aromas. Spices of cloves, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. LIghtly oily feel. Early pale and lightly toasted malt. Spices work there way in with cinnamon and mild ginger. A nice malty backdrop. Has a pumpkin malt quality that is enjoyable. Spices are not over powering as many in this ilk. Nice balance and "drinkability". A good post feast brew.