patrick767 (3724) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap - Pours clear amber with an off white head. It smells of spicy pumpkin pie. The flavor is sweet and spicy. Itís medium bodied and overall a solid pumpkin ale. Good brew.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottled 09SEP11, thanks to coharahawk for the bottle. Clear amber orange with a small beige yellow head, fading to a thick ring and tattered film rather quickly. Pumpkin and toasted malts dominate, followed by a fair amount of nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. Maybe Iím making it up, but I feel thereís some melted butter in there as well--not diacetyl--more of a butter rum type thing. Flavor has a stronger butter rum character. Still has some spice as well as toasty malts. Light sweetness midway through, and finishes semi-dry. Bitterness peaked at a 2, while the alcohol was masked well--didnít realize this was 7.5%. Medium body with low carbonation. One of the better pumpkin beers.
gowdy (850) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
US Pint at Geneva Ale House in Geneva, IL. Very pumpkinny. hazy, amber, minimal head, lightly bitter, light body.
crossovert (8853) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Typical high-gravity pumpkin beer, tastes more like malt and spiced than anything.
DrnkMcDermott (2880) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at Bavarian Lodge. Dark gourd color, a bit cloudy, with a white head tinged by cinnamon. The smell leans toward pie spice, with a bit of canned pumpkin just behind it. Taste lacks the "whipped cream" Iíve gotten with other pumpkin beers, instead I first notice a bit of fruity ale ester. The spice is even more polite on the tongue than it was in my nose. Plenty of malts in evidence here to keep both spice and alcohol from being a big deal. Finishes with noce notes of baked pumpkin laced with nutmeg & cinnamon.
drpimento (2421) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of the better pumpkin Spice beers Iíve had. From a properly chilled bottle and and aggressive pour, I got a small, off white head that quickly settled to a ring and no lace. Color is a lovely, clear orange copper amber with a few tiny bubble trails. Aroma is pumpkin, spice, malt, caramel, toffee. Flavor is much like nose with perfect carbonic tang and hop bitterness to offset the muscle of the pumpkin, spice, and malt. Body and carbonation are good. Finsih is like flavor and only the hint of a suggestion of alcohol at the end. Nice. I could actually have another of this one and normally, I canít abide the style.
Nsanders (686) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice hearty orange color. Pumpkin, vanilla and NUTMEG and a little more NUTMEG aroma. Sweet, but has heavy, oily, nutmeg flavor that dominates over anything else that might have rounded this one out. I was excited when i saw this on the shelf, but was not excited to drink after the first....
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber. Aroma is malty and spicy with some pumpkin sneaking in. Taste is very pumpkin-y. Just like a pie. Some spices come through to balance it out. Very nice and delicious.
BBB63 (6395) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and served in no-nik pint glass: Amber hue with lots of floaties, small but lasting frothy head and okay lace. The aroma has all the basic requirement you would expect from a Pumpkin Ale, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, meaty pumpkin, light roast and caramel and some biscuit too, not over the top on the nose. The taste is spice driven with sweet malty background and a brief hint of herbal hops. A bit minerally and leathery as well. The mouth feel is moderately carbonated with a slick oily component, starchy and chalky finish. An okay version, nothing bad but nothing that makes it standout from the crowd.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange in color. Great notes of true pumpkin and the backing spices on both nose and mouthfeel. A real and true pumpkin beer. Fantastic!