Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Many thanks to Blake for picking up one of these for me. I’ve been wanting to try this for awhile after hearing this was tagged as one of the best pumpkin ales out there.
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark golden hue with a decent head. Typical pumpkin pie spices evident, but not nearly as intense as I was expecting. Flavour is the same, but with a good amount of fusel standing out. The caramel malt always blends well with this style and there’s a bit more than typical. A little green overall. I should’ve had this cellared for a good year to round out the rough edges here. Decent, but there’s easily better pumpkin ales out there.
callmemickey (2661) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light orange-brown body with a medium to thin off-white head, sparse lacing. Assertive cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, pumpkin, biscuit, and pie crust. Medium bodied with lively carbonation, semi-sweet, not overly cloying for a pumpkin/spice beer.
kathouse (992) - Nevada, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clove, cinnamon, and allspice from the red amber ale. Spice and pumpkin flavors a good at first but a little raw in the finish. Could use some more spice and sugar for my taste.
pinkie (465) - New York, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange and a,most opaque except for a haze that let light in and made this beer a bit of pastel. Nose is ginger, bright ginger and nutmeg. Not too much cinnamon and thank goodness for that. bit of allspice and clove and lastly cinnamon. This beer has the bitter scent of the actual pumpkin on it via touch of grass from hops. Lovely. Weyerbacher has deliiverd quite the abv in this beer. 8% to warm a bit as it finishes. But first. A bold pumpkin flavor with a bit of sourness or of twang if you will . Like the pumpkin and like the pumpkin pie. It has a dry crust for malt. Dry, floury and not too sweet. So a biscuit malt. Lightly over the top is a touch of bright honey to go with he bright ginger and now I am really excited. No diacetyl except in the mouthfeel. A bit of buttery sensation adds to this creamy beer with a decent bitterdespite it’s abv. A touch of hop grass and bitter finish this one like a surprise and WOW a great Imperial pumpkin ale from wyerbacher that tastes like an ale and has a great abv to kick it home.
radio_nowhere (795) - Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into snifter glass, very hazy rusty amber color with light tan head. Aroma of heavy pumpkin pie spices (clove, cinnamon, nutmeg), pumpkin and caramel malt sweetness. Taste adds notes of brown sugar, bread and herbal/earthy hop bitterness. Medium-low body, moderate carbonation, sticky with spicy/herbal bitter finish. This beer must be based on one spicy pumpkin pie!
Chudwick (2082) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Expectation: mixed because I like the brewer and imperial anything, but the style is one I do not exactly respect
Hardware: 12oz bottle (bottled on 7/10/14 and best by 3/10/15) into Le Listermann
Nose: A spice I do not recognize and by process of elimination, I assume it’s cardamom <br.
Sip: head shop meets festive times.
Misc: hides the ABV rather well
Conclusion: well done, well done...
akoeninger (414) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep pumpkin color with faint white head. Aroma is cinnamon and nutmeg spice up front with some pumpkin and clove. Taste is the same as nose, spice, pumpkin some alcohol. Slight bitterness, light body with some carbonation. Very tasty very enjoyable. Well balanced. Doesn't over do it in the spice or pumpkin.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
Darkmagus82 (907) - - AUG 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-1-12-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served an orange-copper colored beer with a one finger off white head. The head had a low level of retention, eventually fading to give a lighter level of lacing.
Smell - The aroma is pumpkin pie spice heavy with a good showing of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Mixed with these spice smells are a wonderful some brown sugar sweetness and a roasted pumpkin aroma. Like a very heavily spiced pumpkin pie.
Taste – The taste begins with a strong spice and roasted pumpkin flavors. It is very much of a pumpkin puree with spices tastes. The spices are heaviest of nutmeg and cinnamon up front. Soon the flavor then transitions with some sweet brown sugar and a heavier spice taste of nutmeg hitting he taste buds. More toward the end of the taste a light alcohol taste comes into play giving a very light burn on the tongue, but yet complementing the pumpkin spic spices quite nicely.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the average side in terms of creaminess and thickness as well as carbonation. For a pumpkin beer a bit more creaminess would have been desirable for the roasted pumpkin and spicy flavors, giving it a thicker mouthfeel (more pie like I suppose).
Overall – A nice pumpkin beer with a not too overpowering sweetness and nice flavors and a wonderful aroma.
WillemsUrenkel (477) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 fl. oz. bottle picked up at the general store of Franklins Brewery, Hyattsville MD. Pours out in a dark copper, foamy light tanned head, lively carbonation. Like dentist fluid on the nose. First time I tasted a pumpkin ale. Medical, cardamom, clove, spicy caramell. Very strange to me. Maybe I would rate it better with more experience with this kind of brews, but at this time, it´s not really my cup of tea.
GreatDane1632 (327) - Louisiana, USA - JUN 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rating based on notes from 2 Sep 2011 -- Had a bit of a metallic flavor to it, otherwise it was a pretty good pumpkin beer.