bu11zeye (12717) - 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 (4165) - 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.
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at bman1113vr tasting in dallas. The most dissapointed i’ve ever been with a tyranena beer. Pours orangey amber with no head. Nose is on the better side, lots of pumpkin. Taste is pumpkiny, and ok.
madvike (3202) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Clear copper pour with a nice foamy tan head. Smell is a bit off -- sour malt and light pumpkin pie spice, a touch of hops, and a bit of skunkiness. It doesn’t seem to be able to make up it’s mind about whether it’s a pumpkin beer or a sweet, malty beer. Taste is better, with tons of caramel and a bit of nutmeg and cloves. There’s a little stale hop bitterness on the finish, and it’s smooth and silky in the mouth. Overall, not bad, but not one that I would repeat next year given all the fall seasonals I’d like to sample.
mar (5248) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
deep amber with a cream hea.d cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin on the nose. decent on the palate with a nutmeg flavor and that’s about it.
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. Orange pour. Aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon, spicy. Flavor is spicy, fall, cinnamon, pumpkin.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to brigadier. Pours with a clear golden body and a minimal white head. Aroma of wheat, nutmeg, caramel and spice. Taste is pumpkin, vegital, watery and nutty. Light bubbles. Not on par with some other pumpkin beers.
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 (1551) - 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.