SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Bottle.2006 version. Pours dark orange with ruby highlights. Thick, frothy, off-white head. Aroma of pie filling, cinnamon, clove, and spices. Flavor of light pumpkin, not overpowering. Malt, caramel, spices, and honey. Smooth going down, the malt, honey and a slight alcohol finish/warming more present as it warmed. Syrupy, sticky mouthfeel. Flavors meshed together well. Glad I got to try this, I missed out last year.
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 year old bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a thin head. Aroma is of pie/mulling spices slightly sharp clove and cinnamon with pumpkin and a mild cookish malt in the back. Flavor is a mild pumkin, a mild biscuity malt, and a medium cinnamon, clove. Not bad if you like pumkin beers a little fuller then most.
jonjon (22) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 23, 2006
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
I was really excited to try this one, and really dissapointed. Smells like a stick of Big Red. The taste was actually much less spiced than the aroma, malty and non-distinct, but I just couldn’t get over the disgusting cinnamon smell. I drank this out of a big snifter, and I had to stick my nose right in it to take a sip. Drain pour.
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pumpkin ale pours out a nice murky brown color with a medium head. The aroma is great--tons of pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon--smells a lot like pumpkin pie. Good taste as well. Plenty of those spices come through in the flavor and it has a nice creamy mouthfeel. The best pumpkin beer I’ve had to date.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks to mamabeer and her papabeer. Copper/brown body under an off-white head. The aroma contains the spices of a pumpkin pie: clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, brown sugar, and, of course, pumpkin. Lightly carbonated and medium bodied. Smooth in the mouth. The pumpkin tastes more like real pumpkin than some other such ales. Weyerbacher makes some good stuff and this is quite good. Sipping pumpkin pie. Much rather eat the real thing, though.
mamabeer (39) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle = Mamabeer should know - this IS the mother of all pumpkin beers. This is the first pumpkin that comes through in AROMA and appearance. One whiff gives you all those warm fuzzy spices - nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. Of course the golden copper pumpkin color only enhances its appeal.
Smooth palate with a taste that makes you want to take another bite!
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
reddish amber body with no head...aroma of light pumpkin and heavy cinnamon/nutmeg...flavor is initially heavy in cinnamon and nutmeg, and finishes with a brown sugar, pumpkin aftertaste...average palate
allfreej (555) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Poured orangey brown with a tan head. The aroma is pumpkin pie spice. Flavor is malty, and spicy, with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves predominating. The finish was mildly hoppy with a hint of alcohol. Great stuff!
Nejhleader (1451) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A pretty good pumpkin ale. Nice pumpkin taste and smooth body. For some reason i’m still saying blue moon pumpkin ale is the best.
JamesHellican (11) - USA - OCT 13, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had to settle for this beer because others we not available. It has a great aroma, but a little too hoppy for me on the finish. I thought an ’imperial’ would have a little more body to it. Great overall though