Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2005 Thanks to ricklikebeer for this one. Pours a deep amber color with a slight tan head. This almost smells like pumpkin pie, with alot of spices and maybe just a bit of alcohol. Taste is much the same with some sweetness in there, but no alcohol taste to mention. This gets a 5 for palate because its almost creamy, and leaves a nice coating on my tongue. Plus, the pumpkin spice flavor pleasently lingers around. Thanks for another great beer Rich!
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Starts off with that typical aroma, maybe not as sweet, and then some smokeyness - thatís interesting... Dark amber color, medium head, some lacing. Taste is nice - spices (esp. nutmeg), caramallized sugars, pumpkin, light hops at the end. It wasnít overly sweet, so I didnít hate it.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Hopdog. Pours a medium amber color with a fizzy white head. Nose is alot of cinnamon, some pumpkin spice and some malt, nutmeg. Taste is slightly pumpkiny, but more so nutty. hints of nutmeg and spices ensue, a nice bitterness in the finish, but leaves the mouth dirty.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Viscous pour and magnifying bold copper in color, filtered to all hell as only Weyerbacher can do. Sudsy, thin head and briefly cascading lace. Pumpkin pie is unsurprising in the aroma, pulling on nutmeg and whipped cream to accentuate its character. Other wafts lead to impressions of faint pepper and cloves, squeezable plastic toys and brown sugared pralines. Hits the lips and just as Iím about to crucify it, the finish surprisingly gifts a happy trait in line with warm pumpkin-esque eggnog. Sip numbers two and thereafter bring out a bleeding orange citric acidity, along with artificial nutmeg and carrot cake to serve as spicing. Biting at first on the palate and then sweet at the swallow. Moody balance, finishing with a stale lemon juice sting thatís partially blanketed by a cafe pumpkin steamer. Iíve got Decadence in the cellar, but after that, Iím calling it quits on Weyerbacher. Thanks for the bomber, Thaichile.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
light copper clear color, lots of fizz. dense foamy light tan head. strong malty pumpkin, nutmeg, cardomom aroma. a little yeasty too! body is light to medium, very fizzy. malty pumpkin flavor thatís a little boozy for a pumpkin ale, which is great! feels so much lighter than 8% though. clove and a little cinnamon in there too. finish is a spicy caramel malt. This beer lives up to the description and then some. all other pumpkins should fear and follow this one. hands down my favorite pumpkin beer and one of my favorite labels as well (yes some cheesy illustrator graphics can be cool). Weyerbacher has really come around with this one!
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark orange color with a thin head. Very strong clove aroma with a little cardamom and pumpkin. What I definitely noticed about this beer as compared to other pumpkin ales is the outstanding presense of pumpkin. That may sound odd, but most pumpkin ales just have a lot of the mulling spices without the pumpkin. This has a nice, dry pumpkin hit with more cloves and some nutmeg flavor. Alcohol is hidden well, though it sneaks up on you fast. Outstandinly tasty brew.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Weyerbacher, stop making good beers! Thatís the consensus after drinking this one. Delicious, represents its strength well. Hate to use the common phrase, but FULL-FLAVORED and delicious. I think this edges out Post Road as my favorite common pumpkin beer. Competes just below Boston Beer Worksís Pumpkinhead Ale.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz - 2005 - Aroma is sweet and spicy cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. Like a malty piece of pumpkin pie with cinnamon on top. Pours a copper orange with little head and decent lacing. Flavor is also very sweet. Lots of cinnamon (too much), also clove and nutmeg show up. Palate is sticky. Tasty, buy not especially something I would search out again. Not my style.
roder60 (1279) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown/amber color with a decent amount of foamy offwhite head. Aroma is very pumpkiny, spicey, and sweet. Seriously smells like pumpkin pie. Flavor is light and pumpkiny, not much of an alcohol flavor. Overall, my fav pumpkin ale to date.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2008 Pours with an orange-red body topped by a medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. Itís overwhelmingly spicey and full of pumpkin with a nice sweetness, thatís slightly less apparent in the aroma. Light to medium bodied and smooth.