Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2006 Outstanding. Body was light brown with a tan head. Wonderful pumpkin spice aroma, vanilla and nutmeg. The carbination carried all these flavors from front to back. Nice after taste with a good ABV warming. Alright, a good pumpkin Brew.9-22-06 re-rate seema a bit watered down this year, like the middle is missing
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought a case on the release date at the brewery. Thought it was a bit over spiced. Drank another bottle last night and just the few weeks Iíve been setting on it seemed to to help thing fade enough to make this a great brew. Nutty, spicy aroma. Nutmeg & cinnamon dominate the pumpkin background. Flavor is full of spice balanced with the fresh pumpkin. Nice mild warming finish.
freekyp (1412) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nasal explosion of pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, and ginger erupts from this orangy-brown brew. Lively carbonation makes this hugely falvorful brew almost spritzy. A wash of wamring alcholol decends on the chest at the end of the swallow. Spicy and sweet, but not at all cloying, this is dessert in a bottle. Try it with a hearty spiced rum cake.
Cletus (6182) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Prior to tasting this one, I was already a big pumpkin beer fan. This one put me over the top and completely sold me on how much pumpkins can add to a beer. Thanks to hopdog for setting me up with a few bottles of this one. Brown with a tan head. Smells of pumpkins, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, allspice and many other spices commonly associated with pumpkins. Thereís also a subtle chocolatey hint there as well as some caramel malt present. Tastes spicey and slightly bitter (maybe a hop or two popping out). Thick mouthfeel and bittersweet finish. Well worth the taste.
alobar (2307) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Off-white head disappears quickly. DArk amber color-clear and crisp. Strong aroma of spices-cinnamon being the most prevalent. Smooth, taste blended with pumpkin and spices. As advertised, the mother of all pumpkin ales." And if you knew how much I love the Bethlehem Brew Works Pumpkin Ale, you could truly appreciate how good this beer is.
beerbomb (173) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
great spicy aroma-little to no head-tastes like the smell of holiday potpourri-lots of spices; everything that is listed comes out at some point-definitely drink above refridgerator temp-really a well balanced spice beer not overly heavy but still bold and great aftertaste
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bomber. Clear, dark amber/red color with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Nice aroma of sweet baking spices(nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves). Really does smell like a pumpkin pie. Flavor has all the above mentioned spices, along with a strange floral aftertaste that Iím not sure if I like. Medium bodied. I enjoyed it, but would probably not buy it again.
Panzuriel (1183) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is a rich red brown. Liquid is mildly hazy. Head is a tan persistant gathering of small bubbles. Nose is sweet with cinnamon and nutmeg very evident. Also some cloves. Taste is dry and broad with malt forming the basis for mild spicey notes. Mouthfeel is somewhat velvety. Finish is dry. Second taste, cinammon and nutmeg lead out and a smooth creamy pumpkin presence is noted.
DocLock (6800) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from Patís Beverages, Pottstown. I am excited about this beer. The label is very creative. The beer pours a deep copper/orange/ruby hybrid color, with minimal off-white head. The aroma had huge pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice hints, coupled with a firm caramel malt presence. The taste was pumpkiny up front, with a great pumpkin pie spice emergence at mid-palate. The beer is not sweet, though. It is very marzeny in body and flavor profile, with a sizable palate heft, and a very velvety finish. The taste reminded me a little of Avery the Kaiser (not as dense) with pumpkin pie spice elements. As it warmed, it got amazingly smooth, rich, and complex, but never sweet, which isnít a bad thing. I also noticed a flash of the spice from Decadence in the last sips of this one. This one is great, and worth seeking out. I had 3 last night, and I canít wait to get home and have another tonight.
pineypower (2152) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2005
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured out a deep brown color with a small lacing head. The aroma was amazing, not like any other pumpkin ales. The taste was very complex and left me craving pumpkin pie. Notes of clove, cinnamon and nutmeg were observed. Very good beer from a very under rated under appreciated brewery