whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber body with a fine, dark particulate load and a short-lived, off-white head. Aroma of classic pumpkin spice... nutmeg, cinnamon, and light clove... plus cooked pumpkin and caramel malt. Full flavor has very convincing pumpkin pie qualities. Not overly sweet and the spices are pleasing. A good, fun beer.
imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Without a doubt the best pumkin beer Iíve tried. Spicy and sweet nose. Cinnamon and nutmeg are obvious. Pours a coppery orangish with smallish head. Just like liquid pumkin pie. Well balanced so that the spicy/pumpkin flavors arenít too much. Just very well done and a fine example for itís class.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of kramer17801. Fiery copper/amber color with small off-white head. Initial aroma is all pumpkin, turns to spice through the middle. Cinnamon, nutmeg dominate but something really sweet/flower-like shows up. Iím guessing from the listing on the bottle itís cardamom, whatever it is I like it. Spice really takes over in the flavor but not overdone at all, again nutmeg and cardamom, are the most detectable. Faint pumpkin and cinnamon spice in the background. Very well done.
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 (5341) - 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 (1104) - 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 (10073) - 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.