kramer (4858) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a minimal white head that faded quickly. Very spiced aroma, pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, cloves, and on and on. A virtual spice coctail over sweet caramel malt and a touch of alcohol. Alot of spice in the flavor as well, yet the pumpkin really shines. The most "natural" pumpkin flavor Iíve ever had. Full bodied and slightly cloying with light fizzy carbonation. A very nice beer, this one will change your mind about pumpkin beers.
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer is a clear dark amber color with a good full tan colored head. Aromas of cinnamon and clove dominate followed with some malt. Flavors of cinnamon, clove, pumpkin and malt sweetness with a nice slightly dry finish. A good full bodied beer with a little bit of the alcohol coimg through. This is probably the best pumpkin ale Iíve ever had. Good job weyerbacher!
BrockLanders (771) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice deep dark amber pour....nice spicey nose, all the Thanksgiving spices are accounted for. Big flavor, sweet malts, more cinnamon and allspice, fruitiness too. Very tasty ale. Medium bodied, spicey and bitter in the end. Great tasting ale.
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle (courtesy Kramer17801): It pours an amber-golden color with a thick fluffy head. The aroma explodes onto the nose. Some pumpkin, cloce, corriander, cinamon, nutmeg, oranges, brown sugar aromas. Very busy and lots to take in. The flavor is good, but not great. A lot of cinamon, nutmeg, clove, and pumpkin. Its as busy as the aroma, but not overly complex. Just kind of there mixed together. In addiition to the aromas the other flavors are black licorice, brown sugar, molases. Good but not great. The warmer it got, the more pronounced the pumpkin, clove, and cinamon are too prominant.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Amber color, nice head and lacing. Nose of mandarin and pumpkin spice like nutmeg, lotion and fruity cocount, cinnamon peach. The flavor is very spicy with pumpkin and earthy, light alcohol. Banana and pina colada flavors; fruity tropical beer? More spicy pumpkin notes. Odd, but good. Thanks to kramer17801 for this beer.
jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to firemoose for hooking me up with this beer. I couldnít find a bottle in season, but today will do just fine. This is the aroma that you hope to get from one of these spiced beers. Lots of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and brown sugar. It smells like the zucchini bread my mom makes. Murky deep amber appearance. The spice dominates in the flavor as well. Dusty cinnamon and nutmeg and sharp cloves, with some apple and orange fruit flavors. Cooked brown sugar and dark bread. The flavors jell better as this beer warms. This is not a novelty but a very tastey beer.
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks like the Night Owl. Aroma is more subdued, though you can sense more cinnamon, and I got some licorice. Initially in the mouth itís OK, but then as it slides down the throat, "something goes wrong." We couldnít identify the flavor, but itís some spice that seems to float up on the roof of your mouth and just dominates (not in a good way). It was tolerable if you took small sips....
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2006
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I put off opening this after growing weary of Sara Lee frozen pumpkin pie-in-a-bottle pumpkin ales. This one was delightful homemade baked in a woodfired oven pie. Poured cloudy dark copper, moderate head, no lace. Aromas of orange, apple, raisins, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, tea, piecrust, caramel and brown sugar. Wonderful smoky flavor with pumpkin, spice yeast, apple, orange, and malt. Tastes like the almost-burnt crust edge with a bit of pie filling caramelized on it. Nice mouthfeel. Just delightful.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well it does smell a whole lot like pumpkin pie with some toasty malt character notable as well. Clear, deep caramel brown coloured body is topped by a generous, off white head that recedes to a lasting cover with some lacing. Spices are dominant in the overly sweet flavour with some light minty character in the finish. Medium body with moderate, soft bubbled effervescence. Tulip glass. Allowed to warm from fridge temperature. Bottle (State Line Liquors, MD, Oct-05).
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Wow this was a great pumpkin ale. Pourd a nice amber color with a tan head. Aroma was of spices and pumpkin. Flavor was little sweet but perfect. "