BrettTaylor (481) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into shaker. Pours a soft copper with light khaki head, two fingers high with pretty good staying power. Aroma - sweet pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices - mostly nutmeg and clove. Taste - dominated by spices and a some resinous hops with some sweetness from pumpkin underneath. Not really typical of style with this much hop flavor.
Ctplt777 (125) - - SEP 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
It’s alright. Aroma is sort of sweet and spicy. You can smell some pumpkin. Taste is alright too. Kind of spicy, and a little bitter. There’s some pumpkin flavor but its kind of weird. Not bad.
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Good for a pumpkin beer. Orange pour with ok head and lacing. Sweet finish. Tap at Snallygaster.
gendv138 (1325) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6 oz draft pour at Snallygaster 2014 shared by someone. Orange brown with off-white head. Aromas of pumpkin and spices. Tastes of pumpkin, light spices, herbs. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
60minuteman (751) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A most mild pumpkin brew. Burnt malt complexion, pumpkin, spice. Bread or cereal backbone. Medium body, goes down kinda rough. It isn’t sweet but that is ok. Bitter finish.
bigguns22 (676) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hops and pumpkin awesome. Pour dark amber with a tall white head. Aroma some spices but over all weak. Flavors are cool because starts out a little flat but hops jump in and give needed flavors. Don’t get me twisted not hoppy but yes you taste hops and that is cool with the pumpkins.
TOSG55 (221) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a moderate head. Yeasty aroma with a bit of pumpkin and not a whole lot else. Flavor is heavily malty, with coffee notes, some pumpkin, a touch of nutmeg, and not a whole lot of other spice. Less sweet than your average pumpkin beer, and not too typical of the style.
TXBadger (1381) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear reddish-orange color with off-white head. Pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin on the nose, with just a hint of malt; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more spice.
liquidhedonism (59) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Whole Foods in Hillsboro, OR. Initial nose has strong fall spices and a bit of malty sweetness. After tasting, I get cardboard and barnyard flavors like dirt, straw, or hay. Mouthfeel has a slight dry astringency from the spices and some bitterness from the hops. The spice profile is nice, but it desperately needs more sugar and alcohol to balance it out. The lack of malt leaves a dry, dull, and unfulfilling aftertaste. Utah and their 4% beer can eat a bag of di*ks.
julesjis (50) - Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 12oz from Whole Foods. Initial aroma was similar to "fake pumpkin". Taste/palate was pretty weak in the beer backbone area but thankfully not too overpowered with spices. Based on the appetizing color of this beer, I expect it to be more complex.