dnstone (2516) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice rich copper color with creamy, strong off-white head. Pumpkin-squash notes in the aroma with sweet bread and light spice notes. Full mouthed, moderately sweet, lightly spiced, with good balance of pumpkin and spices. Really an excellent pumpkin/fall beer; I believe this one is underrated.
Art (3034) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty delicious pumpkin beer. I was surprised to find that this beer was organic. Good stuff.
drjay44 (3339) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a thin ivory head, with very slight lacing, over a dark amber (SRM15) body......nose is light allspice, light pumpkin, malts....taste is light toffee/caramel, slight pumpkin, spice (cinnamon, nutmeg), heavy cereal, slight squash bitterness at end....mouth feel medium, carbonation slightly high adding tingle. Both the pumpkin and spices were used with a light hand, not dominating the malts, resulting in a spicy ESB rather than liquid pumpkin pie. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
nathan30533 (1014) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a spicy and sweet tasting brew. Little lacing and not much visual after the head submits quickly. Ok taste and feel but not the best pumpkin beer Iíve ever had.
LinusStick (3201) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A run of the mill pumpkin beer. Aroma was pumpkin spice with a heavy dose of caramel malt. A slight burnt toast aroma was in there as well. Pour was a nice enough light brown with a one finger off white head. Taste was alright. There was roasted pumpkin and spices in the beginning but mid swallow the sweet roasted caramel malt drowned out the spices. The mouth is left wet and bitter after the swallow. Decent carbonation.
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best to have before February 2, 2013. Hey, itís what the bottle says! Anyway, I like it, but itís mediocre to me. Pumpkin beers are hard for me to like a lot so I have that going for me. I just want a pumpkin beer thatís like a pumpkin pie more than an ale or lager with pumpkin in it. Thereís definitely a nice, pumpkin sweetness in this, but I want it to overwhelm me without being cloying or too much. This isnít cloying, this isnít too much, this isnít overwhelming me with pumpkin pie-ness.
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with some effervescence and a sporadic wispy head. Aroma is mild and malty with pumpkin spice notes, Nice flavor with a savory rich body and a nice spicy bitter finish. Nice take on the style accentuating a more savory, spicy bitter character than an over the top sweetness.
afrueh (49) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
floral, clove, orange, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, light body, creamy, soft carbonation
FROTHINGSLOSH (6537) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured an orange-caramel color with a medium sized foamy tan head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was semi sweet with very faint caramel and very faint vague spices. The flavor was semi sweet bread and faint dry spice and a hint of caramel. Short tangy, caramel and spice finish. Medium body. Eh.
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from World Beers. Clear, copper pour with a minimal, brief white head leaving moderate lace. Nose is lightly spicy, but mostly roasted pumpkin and medium-roast malt. Medium-light body and carbonation. Pumpkin, nutmeg, almonds, pine hops and some caramel. On the less spicy side of the pumpkin beers, which I appreciate, but Iím still waiting for someone to do a pumpkin beer without spices (Snipes did a roasted pumpkin sour a while back, but it was a one-off) - more of a savory and umami ale.