bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz. bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a small white head. Aroma of pumpkin, clove, nutmeg, and caramel. Flavor of wheat, caramel malt, light pumpkin, and allspice.
Travlr (11835) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Amber color, beige head. Aroma of pumpkin pie. Taste is spice >> gourd. Middle of the road for a pumpkin beer.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle @Philly BeerFest III–pours a white ring for a head and amber color. Aroma is mild spice, malty. Taste is mild spice, malty. Fizzy. Easy.
bhensonb (11066) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Supermarket Liquors. Pours amber with a foamy off-white head. Nutmeg/pie spice aromas. Medium body with mildly foamy carbonation. Flavor is mostly spice, but it’s low enough that I think I can get some punkin/squish/veg. Finishes spice.
brokensail (10917) - 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.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: November 01, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy amber, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet pumpkin and caramel aroma with light spices
Flavor: sweet pumpkin flavor, light balancing spicyness, light bitterness
Overall: spices are subdued for a pumpkin beer
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Ratman197 (9806) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting light amber head. Aromas of clove, allspice, carmel and light pumpkin. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, clove, allspice and light pumpkin with a crisp spiced finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9690) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy, white head, somewhat lasting with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (wheat bread, sugar cookie, nutty), light hops (herbs), average yeast (earth, warm dough) with notes of nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon, and cardamom. Medium bodied, creamy and lightly sticky texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. The aroma is almost promising while the body does not quite live up to the hype created by the aroma.
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Clear amber ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Smells terrific, like carrot cake or pumpkin roll. Medium to full-bodied and almost chewy with tingly carbonation. The flavor leans barely on the sweet side of balance and is nicely spiced. Toffee stands out. Finishes crisp and then lightly sweet. One of the top three pumpkin ales I’ve ever tried. I understand many people don’t like pumpkin ales, but I gotta go way against the grain on this one. Big thanks to Douglas88 for floating this one my way!
daknole (9101) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from douglas88...thanks! Pours a nice amber color. Aroma is muted, but there are spices and some pumpkin there. Flavor is light and pretty smooth. Refreshing and easy to drink. I like my pumpkin beers to have more body and to be bolder, but this one is still pretty good.