anders37 (12664) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy pumpkin aroma. Dry malty spicy pumpkin flavor. Has a dry malty spicy pumpkin finish.
bu11zeye (11111) - 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.
bhensonb (8954) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7377) - 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.
daknole (7193) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber pour, mostly white head. Wow the spices and pumpkin come through very nicely in the nose, with some nice yeasty qualities and bready notes. Pumpkin bread! Nice spiced pumpkin bread. Really enjoyable.
CaptainCougar (7093) - 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.
womencantsail (6859) - Garbage Grove, 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.
Ughsmash (6664) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Tyranena. Poured medium orange with a moderate cap of off-white head. The aroma was very sweet with graham crackers, caramel, and fruity notes laced with strong nutmeg and pumpkin meat.. so sweet it was almost candied. The flavor was quite sweet again with a candied backing.. pumpkin meat, cloves, and nutmeg all surrounded, laced with abundant alcohol.. just a touch of licorice on the very back. Very sweet as mentioned on the palate and stronger than expected.. too strong and spicy on the back, but still solid overall.
shrubber85 (5968) - 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.
BBB63 (5406) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and served in no-nik pint glass: Amber hue with lots of floaties, small but lasting frothy head and okay lace. The aroma has all the basic requirement you would expect from a Pumpkin Ale, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, meaty pumpkin, light roast and caramel and some biscuit too, not over the top on the nose. The taste is spice driven with sweet malty background and a brief hint of herbal hops. A bit minerally and leathery as well. The mouth feel is moderately carbonated with a slick oily component, starchy and chalky finish. An okay version, nothing bad but nothing that makes it standout from the crowd.