hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle by way of bocky on 1/24/10.
fairly dark and clear reddish amber with a creamy pale khaki colored head.
it smells of caramel, earth and pumpkin pie spices (ginger, clove, cinnamon).
it tastes like supermarket brand cooked pumpkin pie filling mixed with mineral water, skunky hops, caramel, earth and a mustiness akin to lager yeast with a mild spice filled bitterness (similar to tea or tannins) before a crisp finish. it has a biscuit-like astringency and a caramel-y pumpkin aftertaste mixed with iced tea florals.
medium bodied and crisp with a nice creaminess. 6/4/6/3/14/3.3
Frank (3469) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2010 This is one of those spice ales thatís at least as much spice as it is ale. Itís good though and actually rather well constructed. It pours a heavily hazed dark amber color and has a small head of very fine bubbles. The nose is just about as spicy as it gets and is just generally dominated by nutmeg and ginger though a bit of nutty malt character does peek out from behind the spice. I would have panned this beer as one dimension had Tyranena not done a good job w/ the mouthfeel. Itís smooth and sweet w/ a gentle cushion of carbonation to keep things drinkable. Itís worth mentioning too that this beer, I think, was on the shelf for months probably before I got it but itís still a nice beer along the lines of Anchor Our Special Ale and a treat even in the middle of summer.
adrian910ss (2429) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Todd. Pours a coppery, rusty orange brown amber with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of nutmeg, pumpkin and some ginger. Taste is much the same as the aroma.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with Brigadier - Pours a hazy deep amber color with a good size off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is your typical pumpkin spices. Flavor is also spices but somewhat subdued. Iím sure this beer is a few months past its prime, but it still tastes pretty good. About middle of the road as pumpkin beers go. Thanks nathan.
twindadplus2 (630) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish orange color with a decent sized, firm off white head. Aroma is a mild pumpkin spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves). Flavor is a slightly more intense version of the aroma with a pureed pumpkin taste as well and a spicy bitterness. Medium bodied and slightly creamy on the palate with a tingly, spicy finish. Iím not a huge fan of pumpkin ales but this one is pretty good.
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from MOTORTODDHEAD. Faint pumpkin taste with spices and nutmeg. Nice orange amber color with lots of carbination.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle curtesy of MotheR in Law. Good aromas of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon. Didnít much look much at appearance but decent head and wet body of craft beer. Some pumkin but not much some spices in the mix with some sweet caramel that made it better for the palate than the actual flavor indicated. Decent brew wife Wendy liked the lable god bless her soul and may she rest in peace.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
( 12oz bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR ) Pours a clear orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and caramel. Flavor of pumpkin, toasted grain, caramel malt, clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
nickd717 (3671) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle via trade, poured into a pint glass. Pours a translucent medium amber color with a thick, creamy beige head and great lacing. Aroma is nice with spices, pumpkin bread, and caramel. Flavor is pretty solid and fairly well-balanced, not overspiced. Pumpkin bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, caramel malt, and a little alcohol. Medium body with some spiciness on the palate. Overall a good example of a pumpkin beer, but not quite one of the best.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Brigadier: Pours a transparent copper orange with a thin, wispy-lacing fine-bubbled white head. Aroma of sweet light caramel malt and cinnamon sugar with a touch of nutmeg. Body starts with pretty good fullness and sweet slightly doughy caramel malt with a healthy dose of cinnamon spice and earthy pumpkin. Finishes a little drier and toasty with some slightly cloying earthy sweetness and spice notes. A pretty true to style pumpkin ale, but could use some more complex malty and not sugary balance.