Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Out of a bottle. Aroma is bountiful with spices, cinnamon very prevalent, cloves show nicely as well. Pour was a dark amber very lively with a nice cream colored head laced the glass well. Flavor was tricky cinnamon and clove seem to abound at first before giving way to the nutmeg. Palate was full and rich and finish let’s you know have a pumpkin ale with it’s staying reminder of a slice of pie. Overall this was very tasty.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2005 Okay, I don’t like pumpkin beers, so I was prepared to slam this one, so here I sit kind of surprised. Pours with very little head, light orange color, translucent. What an aroma. Don’t know much about Cardamom, but the clove,nutmeg and cinnamon are easily picked up from the aroma. I don’t get much of the pumpkin, and that is probably good for me. Flavor has a real tangy zing to it and all of the spices funnel into the zingy flavor. Body is pretty thick. Finish is a little disappointing, I expected the spices to linger a little longer.