tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2006
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
22 ounce bottle from thaichili. Wonderfull red color with a rich froathy head. The aroma is rich with cinnimon and nutmeg. The flavor is horid!! Over run with cloves. What a waste. Gack.
kevinthesipper (10) - Matawan, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this was the first pumpkin ale i actually enjoyed, although next year iíll be looking forward to the Smuttynose.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2007 Deep amber-orange color with light head. Nice, sweet pumpkin and spice aroma. Taste is spicy and sweet - Rich pumpkin and smooth malts. Cinnamon and pumpkin bread in there too. Thick and chewy. By far the best pumpkin (that may not be saying much) and the best Iíve had in the style.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle via pineypower (thanks!). This pours a semi hazy dark amber with a small head. This is the best pumkin aroma i have smelled, because it smells like raw fresh pumpkin and not a bunch of overdone fake spices. All i smell is fresh pumpkin and maybe a LITTLE cinnamon and vanilla. Nice. Tastes like it smells with some added whipped cream and just a little nutmeg.. Is a bit over-carbonated though. Nice finish. Light to medium body. Refreshing and easy to drink. Haha, never thought i would like a pumkin beer, let alone an Imperial one, lol....
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Its no Lakefront, but I would I call it Imperial comparatively. But the higher alcohol content makes it meater than some of the others. I get nutmeg and cloves no cinnamon though---which fine. I agree with pobstk--like Chai Tea (which I love!). Would match nicely with turkey and stuffing, I may round some up for next week.
probstblueribbon (3718) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber shared with Lubiere. I dig the label. Appearance: orangey-amber, foamy, light tan head. Aroma: all of the spices (clove, cardamon, cinnamon) and some malt. Like Chai tea. Palate: med. bodied and med.-low carbonation. Flav.: nose carries through to the mouth with lots of spices, a bit of alcohol and malt, a touch of sweetness. Short duration (probably a good thing). This would match well with pork (smoked or otherwise) or curries.
tobias (208) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle: deep cooper color with a light tan head. aroma is of pumpikn pie. cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and cloves. flavor is of pumkin spice, caramel cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla. over al a nice drinkable beer.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a moderate white head. Aroma of pumpkin spice and toasted malt. Flavor of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and malt.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. This is my 2nd pumpkin of the season and so far, I am thinking this is not one of my favorite styles. I found the cloves to be too prominent in aroma and flavor. Spicy. Some pumpkin comes through, but not as much as I had expected (hoped).
DCJack (185) - Alabama, USA - NOV 3, 2006
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I dislike pumpkin beers.
they feel cheap and tawdry, like year old halloween candy given out by the neighborhood spinster.
But it was Weyerbacher and I figured they deserved a chance.
It is the only pumpkin beer Iíve ever liked.
Not thrilled by it, but drinkable.