Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Happy Gnome. Pours amber color with a short lived head. Aroma of pumpkin and spice. The flavor is much the same. As a pairing with the cheese plate, it was sublime! Yes, have this and St. Peter Blue Cheese and go to heaven.
beernbourbon (1326) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. pour is orange with small white head. Lots of pumpkin and holiday spice in the aroma of this one. Malt also present but certainly takes a back seat. Flavor is pumpkin pie all over the place. Very strong spice, lots of sweet pumpkin and light malt background. This is definitely one for the pumpkin lovers.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2010 pored amber to orange with frothy off white head aromas of malts.pumpkin and spices flavors are of the same with some carmel sweetness ok so its not bad but I have had better pumpkin brews
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK so this was a great bier. Super tastey, spicey and fruity all the way through. A orangeish mahogany colour with a nose full of spice. Pumpkin and cloves on the palate with generous apple pie and other spices all the way through. Super happy tyranena produced such a gem for this fall!
17thfloor (2433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle... how did I not already rate this? Pours a clearer glowing orange color with a sudsy fizzy white head. Aroma is malty with light spicing and a touch of pumpkin. Flavor is much the same, a little more corse in the malt, earthy, nothing too special here.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from 17thfloor. thanks gerritt.... pours slightly more hazy than the previous southampton pumpkin ale with a more dense very light beige head.... nose comprised up of pumpkin and lightly spiced... flavor has much less pumpkin than anticipated. earthy and grassy with light spiced notes and a subtle pumpkin flavor. sweet through the middle and finish. finishes on a slightly bitter note.
BeerBunker (725) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a slight amber with a small, fizzy white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is of malt, spice, pumpkin, cinnamon, dirt, and some fruit. Taste starts off with a large amount of sweet fruit, and spice. After a few seconds, a decent amount of pumpkin comes through. Has a backbone of slightly toasted malt. Has a fair amount of sugar too it, but it doesn’t detract. Lingering taste of spice, pumpkin, and some apple. Mouthfeel is light, and very heavily carbonated. Finish is all pumpkin. Easy to drink, tasty, but too carbonated. Aside from that, it’s a winner.
bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Guerde. Pours dark amber with very little head. Aromas of roasted caramel and pie spice. Medium plus body with strong carbonation. Flavor is kind of squash with pie spice. Finishes with lots of spice flavor. There’s a detectable pumpkin in the end - unless the spice is messing with me.
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle sample at the Flossmoor taping courtesy of Arnie (Flossmoor, IL). Pours a deep dark copper, a small offwhite head, laces a bit and clings to the corners. Aromas are pumpkin, cinnamon, pie caramel sweetness, some vanilla, sweet. Initial is thinner side of medium bodied, sweet pumpkin, spicey cinnamon, vanilla, caramel. A bit sweet further into the palate, light coating, vanilla, faint to no bitterness, light soapiness. A very nice more sessionable pumpkin seasonal. Finishes lightly sweet and spicey. Very nice and a solid drinkable pumpkin ale overall. Some people find these to be a gimmick, but I generally enjoy comparing them and this is certainly one of the better ones.
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good pumpkin ale. Pours an opaque copper gold, no head. Aroma is clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Flavor is slightly bitter. Palate is creamy and rich but slightly astringent.