OldGrowth (3204) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2008 Bottle from Cary Whole Foods. Good aroma, spice, like the labels says Pumpkin, Spices, Cinnamon,Nutmeg,Cardamom,Cloves with caramel / brown sugar. Very clean brownish orange, Big head 2" & lots of bubbles on bottom of glass. Sweet & Spice. Pretty much like aroma, pumpkin tad stronger. Medium body, lite creamy mouth feel, sweet finish. Good, wouldn’t sit around having a bunch of these, but enjoyable enough once & awhile.
performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2007 More of a spiced ale with Pumpkin than the other way around. It works. Great nutmeg/spice taste with a hint of Pumpkin. Best Pumpkin Ale in my opinion.
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear orange amber with a quickly diminishing off-white head that fades completely. The aroma is immediately nutmeg and pumpkin, a combination that resembles bubblegum in this case. Cardamom, cinnamon and intoxicating clove pierces through also. The flavour has a strong caramel malt backbone with all-spice and pumpkim overtones, finishing slightly bitter from the alcohol and sweet/spicy. The palate is a bit oily, but still pleasant and easy to drink. This is a fantastic pumpkin ale, quite possibly the best I’ve ever encountered.
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 18, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer pours a clear golden color with a nice head and decent laceing. It had some strong smell of nutmeg and mild hints of bubble gum. As it slides down your throat there are some strong flavors of nutmeg and cinnamon hopps. There also is some intence clove on the back of your palate. The after taste is very smooth and the nutmeg coats the inside of your mouth and stays arround for a while.
BREWMUSKCLES (2548) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2007 nice quality fall sunset orange colored quaff. smooth velvety and creamy it has a nice off white head. my wife loved it and she dislikes 99% of the beers i insist she try. this beer has the tastes of all the spices -primarily cinnamon and nutmeg and then a pretty good pumpkin finish that is almost vegetable like since it is not sweet. i am a regular beer guy so regardless i am not that fond.but it is genuine and properly made. rerate - the more i taste/remember this the less i like it!
Skyview (5542) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 12-oz bottle shared by brewfiend, pours a semi-hazy light brownish orange brew with a beige head that slowly dissolves to a fine film and off-white ring. Aroma of more pumpkin than most other pumpkin ales I’ve tried with additioanl scents of cinnamon, nutmeg, a touch of mincmeat, and almonds. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with a malty/pumpkin flavor with addtional nutmeg spices and texture. Finish is slightly dry with a pumpkin aftertaste. I can just see Jack Skeleton of Nightmare Before Christmas to sing outloud after trying this, "I am the Pumpkin King!"
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 17, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber from RSVP. Copper-red translucent body with a good inch of offwhite head that dissipates slowly leaving some lacing. Smells like cinnamon, nutmeg, nut, banana, and pumpkin. Nutmeg plays a big roll in the flavor as well, with pumpkin and fruit also at the forefront and hints of cinnamon as well. No alcohol flavor detectable, thought a bit of alcohol warming is present. Fairly full in mouthfeel with a fair bit of carbonation keeping the finish somewhat clean with just a bit of alcohol and spice present afterward. One sip definitely invites another. A pretty solid pumpkin ale, and something I can see having as a comfort beer year after year in the fall.
JK (5652) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great pumpkin aroma on this beer, or pumpkin pie anyway. Nice spices. Unlike many pumpkin beers, this has considerable malt and hops in the flavor in addition to the pumpkin flavor. Light brown color. One of the few Weyerbacher beers I have really enjoyed.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Brewfiend for sharing. Pours a nice orangish amber color. Super strong nutmeg, cinnamopn, and cardamom. Very nice spicy almost grainy mouthfeel with a good dose of the pumpkin pie spices, as well as a nice floral hit at the end, that lead to a killer long lasting finish. This is fantastic for a beer alone, much less a spiced beer.
Stine (1746) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly clear red pour with a full, staying head of beige heavy cream. The cardamom and nutmeg play most prominently in the sweet and spicy parade. It could fairly be called pumpkin pie, with a lovely vanilla coating on graham butter-crust. Lively and nuanced. Subtle taste, with a surprising nutty dominance of chestnuts and almonds. This is a very quiet, pleasant sweetness. Cloves settle in with a dry, woody rub. Soft pumpkin sugar, honey, and a thin whiskey with mild heat. Finishes clean and fairly bitter, with a distant cinnamon hangover. Lacks density. The high gravity is salutary, the spices deftly managed, the cloying tendency restrained. It works, but it seems that the pumpkin idea could benefit from a darker base.