freekyp (1537) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose of pumpkin goop rather than spice. Pours orangy amber. Small head with wispy lacing. Somewhat light bodied, this is a quenching beer. Try this when performing a fall cleanup on the lawn.
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 25, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled on 9/24/2011. This pumpkin beer pours a medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with decent lacing and nice retention. The aroma is fruity and sweet, hint of pumpkin and spices. A light to medium bodied beer. The malts are fruity and sweet, with some pumpkin. The hops are herbal. Decent carbonation. The man problem with this beer is that is somewhat watery, probably due to the fact that its only 4% ABV. Not sure if this is a brewery decision, or having to do with the weird Utah Alcohol laws Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Block (1489) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Faint aroma with hardly any pumpkin or spice. A nice spice flavor upfront which fades to a pale ale finish. It’s alright but could really use a little more pumpkin flavor. A little bland.
brokensail (11532) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a lightly hazed dark amber/copper color with a finger of off-white head.
S: Pretty much what you would expect. Heavy on the pie spices such as all-spice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. There might be a little bit of vanilla in there, but minimal pumpkin. Plenty of toasted malt and caramel, too.
T: The flavor is very similar to the aroma with plenty of spice character. Heavy on the pie spice flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and all-spice. Creamy caramel and toasted bread add a nice sweetness.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: A rather well done pumpkin beer, I thought, at least. Certainly better than a lot of the other ones out there.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown and has a pumpkin aroma with similar flavor. It lacks the spices though. Decent beer but not a good pumpkin.
AirForceHops (3509) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased a 12 oz bottle @ Julio’s Liquors, Westborough MA. Used a lager glass. Clear amber color with light carbonation. Nose of Pumpkins spice. Solid head and decent lacing down the glass. Taste is very much as expected, spice with pumpkin and a malt backbone. Real easy to drink if you like the style. Not over-done with spice, A bit above average.
onceblind (4516) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear cinnamon burnt orange with a small lasting head. Aroma is very nutmeg centric with tones of pumpkin pie filling. That’s a great, full aroma. Taste is sweet with balancing bitterness, so it’s not a typical ho-hum pumpkin ale. A little too medium bodied, but the flavor has a lot of nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie filling. Ends a little hoppy bitter, just a little. Marvelous pumpkin ale.
BrewBoxer (2123) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown color. Malt, brown color. Tastes of pumpkin, squash and bread. Not my favorite style, but this is ok
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bleh. Couldn’t taste much pumpkin, a lot of nutmeg but light beer overall without the palate you would want in a pumpkin beer (I’ve had at least a dozen of them). Not a good example of what pumpkin should be. Doesn’t taste bad, just not a good pumpkin.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle/12oz - Pours a darkish orange amber in color with a small white head. Aroma is of cinnamon and nutmeg... some vegetal hints of the pumpkin. Flavor is fairly lightly spiced with a decent pumpkin flavor. Palate initially seems a bit watery, but there is a thin film that adheres, not unpleasantly, to the tongue. I like this one!