stumpyiliz (134) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank this at gabf last year and was siked to see these tallboys at the lls. This was just canned on september 7th. The taste is still in a bottle/can shock state. I am Going to wait two weeks to review this one again as I am Hoping the packaging shock will wear off and make the beer more of what it should be- pumpkin deliciousness.
Hair6a11 (1156) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can: pour is clear golden amber with a modest off white head in this glass. It retains poorly in this glass. The nose is clearly the highlight here. Pumpkin, yam, spices of nutmeg.and cinnamon, and caramel sweetness. The flavor profile shares these features but the brew is a little thin, and it fades near the finish, presenting sweet breads, mineral water, and light hop bitterness
drfabulous (2944) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce can thanks to Nathan. Pumpkin and caramel. Evenly spiced. Light for ABV. About what to expect from the style when done well.
KajII (705) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz Can. The pour was a clear reddish orange with a head that was on the light side of average (1-2 finger), with an off white fizzy head that diminished totally after a few minutes and had poor lacing.
The aroma was of a light bread malt and a doughy yeast with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and clove.
The taste was a light malty sweet with a touch of pumpkin and nutmeg early on, becoming lightly bitter with a hint of cinnamon and a slightly spicy note of clove at the finish. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, being mostly of a light sweet spiciness that faded away rather slowly.
Mouthfeel was light in body with a watery texture and a mild carbonation.
Overall this was a decent tasting Pumpkin Ale and did possess a good drinkability, but as this style goes it was nothing overly special...
arrogantb (1398) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Freshcraft, heard this won a GABF medal which surprised me. Orange color, scant head. Aroma is faint but I can detect nutmeg, cinnamon, holiday spices you would expect in a pumpkin ale. The taste was really odd, maybe it was the yeast but I couldn’t figure it out. Definitely has more spices and a pumpkin aspect. Overall not bad but not something I would revisit even if it was Thanksgiving.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-13-2011 04:29:58
SudsMcDuff (4672) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz CaN .. . pours a medium copper .. . good foam .. . good strong level of spices, some caramel too .. . i’m not irish, i’m not irish .. . pretty one dimensional but good for a spiced ale .. . best part: the can was enjoyable to look at..
UncleKorm (249) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can poured an amber orange hue w/ a small quickly & fully diminishing head. Mild aroma of malts, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Flavor is light sweet initially with a moderate acetic finish. Taste is malt, spices, and vodka, with a light pumpkin note. Medium bodied, creamy texture, lively carbonation and a light alcoholic feel.
BritAlesRule (208) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice ruby colored Pumpkin with a head that disappears quick. Scent is mild cinnamon, coriander, and nutmeg on top of pumpkin pie, not too sweet. I like that the first sip reminds you that the pumpkin is a squash, very realistic. The 7.7% alcohol is invisible right up until you breathe out. I personally think this is one of the best pumpkin beers there is, and I’m kind of a fan of the variety. Second best after the Venetucci?
Danyel (179) - Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Pours deep orange with red hues, pretty nonexisting head.
Smells nutmeg, lot of clove, pumpkin.
Taste tart, cloves, kind of like someone over cloved and burnt the pumpkin pie. There goes dessert.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is a translucent, crimson color with a small, beige, pillowy head which is mostly diminishing and leaves minimal lace. The nose is typical but nice; lots of pumpkin, toasted caramel, some light molasses, graham cracker, and nutmeg. Similar flavor with still lots pumpkin, nutmeg, toasty caramel, some cookie, and faint bready notes. The palate is more than medium, nearly lively, and silky. The beer finishes with still the pumpkin pie notes, some cookie, and slight earthy bitterness to keep from being cloyingly sweet. Very nice pumpkin pie notes all over and a nice sweetness. Pretty typical pumpkin beer but nicely done.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
beersearcher (1948) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
During GABF weekend. Straight from the bronze sixteen ounce can. Pumpkin taste is slight but underneath the base beer. Pie spice is also at a minimum. Wish either was more pronounced which is not what I usually say with pumpkin beers.