Strykzone (4208) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at Edwardsvilleís Oktoberfest. It came in a plastic cup. Golden orange with a little foam. Pumpkins and spices in both flavor and aroma. Not really enough of either. I like these beers to taste like a pumpkin pie. This does not get there.
DrSilverworm (4062) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Best before 3/11/14. Mostly clear orange color. Some fine particles visible floating in the body. Good thin off-white head. Good pumpkiny spice nose. Good webs of lace. Medium body, feels reasonably full for such a light ABV. Almost a creamy texture. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Solid, hearty pumpkin flavor. Light spice - not too spicy, not too sweet. Usually light pumpkin ales donít do anything for me, but this one is pretty well-done. Moderate bitter taste, minimal sweet. My new favorite light pumpkin ale. Easy-drinking and sessionable. Doesnít stand up to food, though. Became flavorless when I paired it with corn bisque.
Thisis12ptfont (711) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very roasted/nearly burnt pumpkin aroma with some hinted spice. Appearance is a darkened gold with some decent lacing. Carbonated pumpkin overtones with some vanilla, spices and herbs available to the palate. Overall, Not a bad pumpkin ale, pretty basic, yet not bad. C rating.
Chad9976 (1025) - Albany, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It had a best before date of 1/29/14 and cost $2.50 ($0.21 per ounce).
Appearance: Pumpkin-skin orange hue. Hazy, but translucent. Pours to an average-sized, off-white, foamy head which mostly dissipates and leaves some lacing on the glass.
Smell: An odd combination of rustic spices with authentic pumpkin flesh. Not sweet or pie-like.
Taste: Uinta is a brewery Iíve enjoyed exploring over the last year or two, and Iíve liked all of their beers that Iíve had. That is until I tried the Punkín. This is not your average pumpkin beer - if it were, itíd be much better. This beer has an unusual spice palette that opts for sheer rusticness over sweetness or familiar liquid pie flavor.
Itís actually a bit difficult to describe whatís going on here. The spices are likely nutmeg and cinnamon, but they donít have the familiar sweet combination you get in most other brews of the style. Itís like liquefied potpourri - bitter, astringent and earthy. The label indicates the beer is made with organic pumpkin, and itís possible that what Iím tasting actually is the pumpkin itself rather than sweetened puree used in so many other beers. Thatís fine, but the result is a bad-tasting beer. These flavors just donít work together. I even get a salty, almost bile-like flavor on the finish, which is quite off-putting after each swig. Finishing the serving was a challenge.
Drinkability: Supposedly, this beer is only 4% ABV, though I canít get confirmation on that as itís not listed on the breweryís website or the bottle itself. If it is that light in weight, itís definitely impressive since thereís a lot of body here. The mouthfeel is thin and crisp and while I donít particularly care for the taste, the drinking process is at least easy.
ellolovey (407) - Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour. Aroma of moldy gym socks. Taste is loaded with burnt cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and nutmeg. Not much pumpkin though. One of the worst pumpkin beers I have had. Has a metallic taste. Take the spices away and u have nothing. Itís bland and boring.
pottygok (408) - Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: A toasted, salty aroma with hints of leather and herbs.
Appearance: Clear amber with rich head.
Taste: Light sweetness with salty finish.
Palate: Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, long finish.
Overall: Itís almost like they went for toasted, salted pumpkin seeds instead of pumpkin itself. Much too salty.
Salmoniform (79) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Poured clear amber with a nice off-white head. Aroma is pumpkin and sugar. Medium light mouthfeel which is appropriate for pumpkin ales. Taste was way off. Iím not sure if this was a bad batch but a definitely pronounced Dimethyl Sulfide off flavoring to this bottle. Overall, I see the potential that this beer has, but the DMS was a significant issue.
Danyel (334) - Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Pours clear deep orange with off-white head. Smells like brown sugar, spices. Tastes bready, chocolate, citrus hops, earthy. Doesnít really do it for me, not much pumpkin going on, kinda like a bad brown.
NICKV1117 (20) - California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It is what it is....a nice session seasonal. Pours a dark golden color with no head retention and slight lacing. Light pumpkin and spice aroma and taste. At 4% itís not intended to knock your socks off, but it is a pleasant, light, above average autumn ale. Cheers!
crossovert (5692) - Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Organic which is nice but the spices are the same, you didnít do anything ot differentiate yourself there.