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.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bomber: One of the few times in the last 4 weeks I can smell a whole lot of anything! Medium amber w/ a lastin cream colored head. Initial aroma experience...EEEWWW! Lots of spices drown out whatever beer character there is. Spices most dominant are cinnamon and allspice, followed by nutmeg. Malt character is very low. Light perfumey alcohol. Well balanced flavor wise, light nutmeg and allspice flavor w/ a semi dry finish. Spicy aftertaste, but muddled. Some toasty malt very light in the flavor. Medium body, light medium carb., very smooth body, a bit of alc. warmth. To be honest, too spicy for my taste/palate. I prefer my spiced ales to be a bit less assertive in the spices. Not a favorite of mine.
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bomber, thought it would be a good halloween brew: pours an amber orange with white slightly orange tinted head. Soft pumpkin aromas not too spicy but faint pumpkin. The mouthfeel is rather light and the flavor is as well. Light carmel, pumpkin flavors, cinamon, nutmeg. Rather fizzy on the tongue. This is one of the better pumpkin beers iíve had but at the same time, one of the worst imperial anything iíve had. I have to give this style points but if this is as good as a pumpkin beer can get, why would anyone want to buy them.
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma of pumkins and spice. The flavor is smooth, pumpkins, and spice. My favorite spice/herb/vegatable.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Smooth texture with a full flavor. Flavor has great spices like the aroma and a sweet pumpkin flavor. Finisbes with some warming alcohol. This was the absolute perfect beer to drink on halloween night. Really enjoyed this one.
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2006 Happy Halloween! Iíve had this bottle for awhile now and have been saving it to celebrate Halloween 2006...
Amber/dark orange color, clear. Lively carbonation with a big, foamy orange head. The head collapsed pretty quickly, but the residual crown still leaves some laxing. Pumpkin malt and subtle spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove) aroma. Flavor is initially watered down pumpkin with a little pie related spice sprinkled in. There seems to be some soapiness or something a little funky in there as well. A lot of alcohol flavor after the initial flavor and through the finish. Finish has a lingering okay pumpkin flavor with some spicy hop bitterness. Medium body, but seems watery at times. Somewhat fizzy in the mouth as well.
I have heard people rave and rave about this beer which is why I decided to grab up a bottle and save it for Halloween. The Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale is a decent pumpkin ale and better than most, but out of all the pumpkin ales Iíve had, the SOUTHAMPTON PUMPKIN ALE is the best one out there, hands down. Thatís the one to search out and drink!
22 oz bottle, $5.99 from Riverís Bend.
Funknmilla (737) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent lacing....actual pumpkin taste, not pie, not pure spices, just pumpkin!....alluring deep amber/orange hues..loving the signature creaminess and the way 8% is disguised, nice work, ...always a pleasure Weyerbacher...:)
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Decided to drink this on Halloween eve, I guess it only seemed right. Pours a deep amber/orange body with a huge not-so-quick biege head. Decent lacing. Very complex aroma of mint, cinnamon, clove and spices(coriander). Started off a little harsh, but mellowed out nicely. Vanilla, pumpkin, clove flavors. Slight bubbly, but smooth medium mouthfeel. Very true to the S/H/V style. By far the best pumpkin beer Iíve had.
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In celebration of the Halloween Party tonight, out comes the 12 oz bottle of Imperial Pumpin Ale.
Nice orangy hue with medium head that leaves no lacking on the glass. Itís got a caramel and spice nose with maybe a soft yeast scent. Nicely sweet taste with the pumpkin spice to linget on the top of your mouth, Alcohol is really only noticable when it hits your belly, not obvious in the taste at all. Very interesting beer, that goes with the season. I wish I had a slice of pie to go with it. Mmmm...pie.