BVery (9210) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Hazy dirty dark gold pour with a thin white head. Awesome aroma of pumpkin, Belgian yeast, cinnamon, and other spices. Medium-light palate, some carbonation. Taste is similar to nose - really good.
drowland (7774) - Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10/22/11. On tap at the brewpub. Hazy reddish pour with a small khaki head that fades. Nice spice profile with vanilla on the aroma as well. Sweet, gourdy flavor that thankfully doesn’t overwhelm on spices. Nice for a pumpkin beer actually!
Ughsmash (7504) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Vintage. Poured hazy medium amber with a creamy whitish head.. looked great in the glass! The aroma picked up sweeter pumpkin meat and a touch of bread with accents of clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon.. came together nearly perfectly! The flavor found pumpkin meat and pale malts at the core.. tart pumpkin, nutmeg, and cloves surrounded.. sharper on the back-end.. not as well composed as the nose, but close. Well-carbonated with very good feel and flow across the palate.. great stuff!
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Orangish caramel, a bit dirty, thin whispy head, little lacing.   Almost appears still.
Bit of a vinous or white wine aroma right up front.   Muted spices, white grapes, a bit tart, with some
slight mealiness on the backside.   Guessing this one didnt age too well.   Still entertaining tho.
Average body and mouthfeel, albeit lacks carbonation.   Coulda guess that by the lack of head.   Finishes
tangy and tart.   Shows a bit of spices, but its soft compared to the tartness.   Reminds me of the Cascade
example a bit, but with no carbonation and lacks the alcohol punch.   Tiz OK, but guessing its over the hill by
now.   Thanks Bob!
nuplastikk (5612) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Vintage. Snifter. Thick brown-amber color, minimal head. Spicy cinnamon, herb aroma. A big, spice bomb of a pumpkin ale. Sugary, sweet, but well executed nonetheless. Spices are upfront, but the rich malts incorporate it well. Not spectacular, but still pretty nice.
Skyview (5464) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Vintage brewery/brewpub in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a hazy brownish rust colored brew with an off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves some spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, cinnamon, hint of nutmeg, clove and some gingerbread. Taste is medium bodied, with caramel and mostly nutmeg. Finish has a lingering toasted caramel malt aftertaste along with nutmeg and some seasonal spices.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Vintage brewpub. Murky brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, malt, nutmeg, allspice, clove and caramel. Spice cabinet come take a seat! Taste of pumpkin, allspice, pepper, nutmeg and heave clove with a pumpkin chaser. A solid pumpkin ale.
LilBeerDoctor (3663) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Vintage. Pours a dark orange brown with a thin, barely perceptible white head. Aroma of toasted pumpkin, clove, nutmeg, peppery spices. Flavor of pumpkin, bready and sweet malt, light spices. Nice aroma, but a little heavy and sweet in the palate.
Brigadier (3475) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewpub
The base beer was much better than its chocolate counterpart. Almost like a liquid pie it was ideal for a cool fall evening. I always enjoy when these seasonals are released because of that very reason. If you miss it I’m sure it will come back for 2012.
Aroma / Appearance - Ruby red with a soft puffy head an spindly legs the base is warm and inviting. Nutmeg, whipped cream, and squash are the main players in a strongly spiced experience.
Flavor / Palate - Whipped cream melted onto a fresh pumpkin pie calms the palate. Refreshing and fluid the mouthfeel avoids being cloying. The only real complaint I can come up with is that for 7% it does feel a little weak. However given that I could drink this all night that might be a good thing.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at vintage. 4oz taster. First pumpkin beer of the year... Pours a mostly opaque caramel toffee pour with a minimal wispy light beige head... Aroma of light ginger, pumpkin, and spice. Ok but not too assertive... Flavors are much of the same with an added sense of earthy sweetness. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Fitsthe bill for a pumpkin ale but nothing out ilof the ordinary.