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!
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to BeerFMAndy for sending this out as an extra. Served in tulip.
Pours an orange-copper color with a really nice white head and quite a bit of spotty lacing. Nose is quite a bit of sweet pumpkin pie with a bit of cinnamon in the background, though mostly nutmeg. The taste is, again, some pretty sweet pumpkin with mostly nutmeg and a bit of clove. Medium body with a tad bit of spice. Drinks pretty well and is a nice pumpkin beer all around.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-10-2010
rudolf (2345) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle received as an extra in a trade. Thanks! Pouts deep ruby/copper, fluffy off-white head. Nose is clove, nutmeg, light vegetal matter, some nice caramel malt and a bit of alcohol. Flavor is Sweet caramel maltiness, a nice blend of warm spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, light ginger) and a bit of vanilla and pie crust. Really quite nice- like a richer pumking that isnít quite so extract-esque.
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: † Reddish amber, moderate white head, foamy, spotty lacing. † Shoebox like pumpkin nose. † Soft nutmeg and cinnamon. † Sweet yet subtle pumpkin pie flavor on the tongue. † The spices are not too heavy, but provide a nice balance and donít make this one cloying as many others can be. † Body and mouthfeel are moderate. † Sweet malty finish. † Had I tried this blind I may not have said its a Pumpkin Ale because while it has some of the spices, its not very heavy or strong. † Seems to have more Pumpkin like flavor than the associated spices commonly used in these beers. † Fairly tasty. † Thanks to Skyview for the bottle!
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma:Some light spicy notes.
Appearance:Pale orange in color.
Taste:Iím not impressed with the flavor on this one. Itís got some malt and spice notes, but thereís absolutely no pumpkin flavor.
Palate:Light to medium body. Good carbonation.
Overall:Itís a sub-par pumpkin beer.
arminjewell (8752) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear orange with white head, aroma of clove, cinnamon, slight pumpkin, hint of sweet cream. Taste is a bit too spice driven, notes of cinnamon, clove, other spices but covers up any pumpkin taste, goes into some caramel, and finishes sweet. Good start, but doesnít deliver.
hombrepalo (1956) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle on sale at Archers. Pours an ruby toned body with a thin white head. Pumpkin, squash, and carrots with a mild spicy background. Ginger, pumpkin seeds, and all spice. Lots of ginger, anise and more spices. Incense, spices, dry and thin with a light linger of spices to finish. One of the better pumpkin ale Iíve had.
shrubber85 (9287) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove aroma. Slightly hazy amber color with small head. Sweet pumpkin malt and nutmeg flavor. Nice body and moderate carbonation. Good.
brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a clear, dark, amber color with very minimal head formation, just a thin ring of tan head.
S: A lot of great spice smells that are certainly reminiscent of pumpkin pie. Good nutmeg and cinnamon as well as some actual pumpkin.
T: Nutmeg, cinnamon, and all spice start this one off providing an almost liquid pumpkin pie flavor. Good sweet and starchy pumpkin character, too.
M: The body is medium with a low to medium carbonation and a fairly smooth mouthfeel overall.
D: One of the best pumpkin beers I had this year (or ever, I suppose). Tyranena makes another good beer.
jsquire (3798) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper color with a tall off white head that left nice lacing. Nice spicey nose that reminded me of cinnamon toast. Flavors of white sugar, all spice, cinnamon, buttered toast and water. It seemed a bit thin. Itís an alright spice beer.