sloth (2532) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium sized tan head, retention is good with a fair amount of lace. Orange/amber hued brew, good clarity. Body is light/medium. Nice enough pumpkin spice nose. Good spicey flavor with a touch of bready malts. Flavors thin as it warms, ABV showing up. Finish is thinly spicey. A solid enough effort from Weyerbacher.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours kind of a pumpkiny orange color as a matter of fact. Small beige head. Arom is very spicy with a little carmel. Flavors are very spicy with very pumpkiny finish. Definately my favorite pumpkin ale to date. Very smooth. Alcohol also well hidden.
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep amber in color with a nice white fluffy head. Malty and spicey aroma. Nutmeg. cinnamon, clove and pumpkin. Malty and spicey flavor. Clove and cinnamon. Spicey. Just like Pumpkin Pie.Smooth tasting if you like pumpkin pie. Finish is pumpinky. Decent beer, Well made. Low alchohol burn. Nice beer.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very spicy, but not as much ummph as I was suspecting from the way it was hyped. The alcohol was masked pretty well, and it was very smooth for a spiced ale.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brilliantly clear, deep amber color with a frothy pale tan colored head. The aroma is strongly of pumpkin spice, it jumps out of my glass as I pour this beer; a mix of nutmeg (which dominates), cinnamon, all spice, ginger and a bit of white pepper. The aroma is quite sweet as well. The taste is fairly sweet, yet still remains light on the palate, but finishes with a spicy dryness. The beer actually finishes with a bit of pumpkin meat flavor as well; a sort of vegetal note that also adds to the perceived dryness in the finish. The beer is definitely spicy with notes of nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon. There is a slight acidity here as well, which is interesting, sort of a mix between tart plum and squash character.
I definitely like this better than Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin beer, but it really does not seem like anything more than a supped up version of that beer, a tad more spice, more malt sweetness (which gives this a much better balance), and perhaps a bit of actual pumpkin character. All these go to making this a better beer than Buffalo Bill’s, but I would like to see more focus on the actual pumpkin character.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best pumpkins out there. Very hearty brew. Great pumpkin flavor that is enhanced by the spices. And, the craziest bottle art imaginable. Gotta love it.
london1o1 (14) - USA - OCT 11, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours translucent amber with decent head that quickly dissipates. Strong spices, but unlike other pumpkin beers with extremely strong spices, the alcohol content is strong enough to balance it nicely.
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(22oz bottle) Clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is nutmeg, cardemom, cinnamon, some clove, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, nutmeg, clove, some cinnamon, alcohol. Watery medium body. Even though the alcohol is not the strongest flavor, it really works against the others, undercutting what otherwise would be a very good beer. The alcohol presence does diminish once the beer warms up, though it never goes away.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a glden amber hue with a light tan head. Aromas of spice, honey and cinnmon. Alcohol isn’t even noticable. Flavors of the same, yet not overly pumkinish. Still very nice.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy amber color with a thin cream colored head. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger?, malt, and alcohol. Not over powering in the spices. Nice aroma. Flavor was spiced and way too dry. Damn I was happier when I just smelled it. At least the alcohol is hidden.