Tanker12 (173) - USA - OCT 6, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2009 Pours a very seasonably appropriate dark orange color. The aroma is the standard "pumpkin ale fair" with nutmeg and cinnamon. The flavor is amazing. There are not "hints" of pumpkin in this beer. Instead it smacks you upside the head. A must if you enjoy this type of seasonal brew. After finishing this beer i tried a regular pumpkin ale as a comparison and I couldn’t even taste the thing.
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just what I had hoped it would be - both the pumpkin and spice flavors are strong, but neither quite overpowers the other. Medium bodied, the 8% ABV gives it a decent warming feel. Perfect for an autumn night.
AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - OCT 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m a huge fan of seasonal selections, and this one was great. Drank it with T.Floyd. Very spicy and pumkiney, but not too sweet. Had a orange-brown clear appearance with a strong head. Smooth flavor.
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[bottle] Deep orange color, with a fairly tall head. Aroma is quite spicy, with plenty of nutmeg and pumpkin notes. Flavors are pretty much what you’d expect from one of these brews. Plenty of spice from the nutmeg, coriander and cinnamon, a bit of sweet malts and some subtle clove spice towards the end. Full bodied, thanks to the higher ABV. Alcohol is noticable, but seems to match the heavy spices well. A very nice take on this standard fall seasonal.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange/amber pour with a thin orange head. Nose had spices, nutmeg, caramel and pumpkin pie. Taste had a strong alcohol presense with a good deal of cinnamon and nutmeg. Full palate with a good deal of alcohol burn. This is pretty impressive, I’d like to try it on tap sometime.
ross (2120) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Jeff (doclock) Thanks! Pours out an orange color without much of a head at all. Smells like pumpkin, with some cinnamon, sugar, candy, and spices. Taste is like drinking an 8% pumpkin pie. Pretty good stuff, not the best, but I always love these ales coming around because that just means that stout time is near. Pretty cool, cool ass label too. Not too shabby.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours very clear light red with loose orange head. Excellent fresh spice aroma with caramel. Sweet, candy like flavor with mild spice finish. More like spice candy than pumpkin pie. Still, one of the best Pumpkin beers I’ve had.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to xproudfoot. Sediment-laden orange body, thin buff head. Strong notes of nutmeg and cinnamon in the aroma, with caramel and warming alcohol. Nicely spiced body paired with strong alcohol notes. More potent than the average pumpkin beer, more complex, and with greater heft.
Pailhead (5398) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (22oz): Great aroma of nutmeg, ginger, clove, cinnamon, and light pumpkin. Pours a dark transparent amber with a moderate soapy off-white head. Flavor starts off with lots of pumpkin pie spice. Nutmeg, ginger, clove, and cinnamon. Light pumpkin in the middle. Finishes with a moderate dose of alcohol and a moderate apple presence. As it warms, it improves slightly as the spice and pumpkin flavors intensify enough that the alcohol appears to fade a little, but the apple never goes away. I’ve been looking for a good pumpkin beer and really enjoy how the flavor begins, but the finish really throws things off for me.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - SEP 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber orange with a creamy tan head. An aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinamon greet the nose and remain strong throughout. The spiceness of pumpkin pie dominates. There is a hoppish bitterness that provides some counterpoint and the finish has a slight bite.