nickd717 (3780) - 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 (3361) - 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 iíve 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 (3134) - 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 doesnít seem to be able to make up itís mind about whether itís a pumpkin beer or a sweet, malty beer. Taste is better, with tons of caramel and a bit of nutmeg and cloves. Thereís a little stale hop bitterness on the finish, and itís smooth and silky in the mouth. Overall, not bad, but not one that I would repeat next year given all the fall seasonals Iíd like to sample.
mar (5063) - 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 thatís 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 (7909) - 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 (1426) - 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