elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to JohnC for sharing this at my homebrewing session. Nice silty copper color with a smallish head, aroma of sweet, spice and pumpkin pie. Flavors are well blended, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar and more, alcohol presence is noticible but not a distraction. Finally a pumpkin ale that really hits the mark, really like this one.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 14, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a great pumpkin ale this is. Beautiful pumpkin and spice aroma, nice pumpkin pie flavor, but not overdone, I really enjoyed this. Itís definitely a beer, w/ pumpkin flavoring. Well done.
TheBeerGod (5254) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of hopdog. Muddled orange-copper body with a small whitish head. Nose is creamy and sweet with lots of pumpkin pie in the aroma. Cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and caramel. Very nice aroma. Taste entices the alcohol out more. It accompanies big pumpkin pie, light creamy maltiness, caramel, brown sugar, big clove, and cinnamon. The spice is just about right for me when it comes to pumpkin ales. Body is medium with some creamy slickness. Light carbonation and a bit of alcohol warmth. Finishes with more pumpkin pie, this time with a bit of whipped creamy-like sweetness and sharpness to it. Lots of spice, of course, and a some mild spiciness. Very nice stuff!
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle thanks to kramer17801. On the firstr smell after the cap is popped I smelled cinnamon and then come cloves, not so much nutmeg however. The aroma of this is quite extensive, over the top and oh so lovely. The flavor comes out just as nice. Spicey and delicate, all the while being intense and lengthy. Palate is fittingly smooth. not harsh at all at this point in its age. Overall a great Autumn brew. I wish I had gotten a case of this for the season. Oh well, there is always next year.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, brown orangy pour. Medium malty pumpkin and allspice aroma. Less pumpkin the flavors, caramel malty, and clovy allspice. Alcohol fairly present. Finishes dry.
biznizness (1089) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This pumpkin ale rules. I think this is my favorite pumpy ever. I find pumpkin ales to be either way too light on the pumpkin or way to heavy. This is just right. Highly recommended.
BeerandBlues2 (9700) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12-oz. bottle via trade with kramer17801. Pours brassy, bronze orange with a small diminishing tan foamy head. Pumpkin and sweet roasted caramel malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, cardamom and fruity candied hop aroma. Pumkin caramel malt, heavy cinnamon, medium bitter and acidtiy flavor, hop and yeast finish with alcohol notes. Medium bodied and fizzy, spicy palate.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to hopdog for this bottled gem. This tastes like Thanksgiving in a glass. Strong aroma and flavors of nutmeg cinnamon, and caramel with a slight pumpkin malty finish. A little watered down in the end, but overall a good spiced beer and I donít like spiced beers.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couldnít drink a whole bunch of this stuff but for one bomber itís great to try. Copper orange color that is perfect. Huge nutmeg nose and flavor. Tastes like pumpkin pie beer.
Rastacouere (6130) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Totally clear orange-amber pour offering an off-white ring. Strong nutmeg nose makes efforts to focus on pumpkin white vegetal roasted grains try to showcase more without any considerable success. Focused, almost unfortunately grainy, alcoholic spicy taste that quickly dulls out, managing to be different from anything else, but at the same time accentuating the wiseness of the more conventional takes. Not so characterfull ultimately, light bodied,sawy and its drying attempts, sweet and spritzy in its effervescence.