dunn4040 (129) - Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky reddish brown with a cream color head. Decent lacing. Aroma is cinnamon, clove, bread, and a little sweetness. Aroma is light and inviting, no alcohol presence at all. Taste is full of spices, with a gingerbread flavor on the finish. Not getting very much pumpkin from this at all. Flavor is both bold and light at the same time. This is a very good seasonal beer, but not the best pumpkin beer I’ve tried. Mouthfeel is full and a bit creamy.
MrHangover (3575) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a a fairly unclear amber brown beer with a small, quickly disappearing white head on top. Aroma of cinnamon, pumpkin spices, nutmeg and other herbal notes. Flavor is rather sweet, cinnamon faded a bit to the background, making way for other spices, malty sweetness and some boozy notes. Really rich, full and has a long sweet aftertaste. Nice one.
tia (1431) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ RVA 22nd. Floaties in amber color with light head. Nice spiced aroma- not over done. Actually does taste a little pumpkiny under the spice.
BigBeer45 (1355) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from a bottle,
this beer had a hazy medium to dark brown pour with a bit of red mixed in, and the pour made a thin layer of faint off-white bubbles that thinned out to a small ring,
it had a big spice aroma, cinnamon, ginger, pepper, nutmeg, some malt and a little bread, malt and bread sweetness,
the pumpkin /vegetable was in the background,
the flavors were spices with toasted malt and bread, a little fruit, and malt sweetness,
the finish had a small spice and alcohol bitterness,
the mouth feel was more than medium, it coated the tongue a bit, it was a little creamy and had average carbonation,
a big spice beer with not much pumpkin or vegetable in this beer,
the flavor was not as spicy as I was expecting with the amount of spice on the nose, but it was pretty much all spice and malt in the flavor, very little to no pumpkin, not a beer I would want to try again.
sailracer (459) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber color with almost no head. Smells of spice. No lacing. The taste is sour and spicy with a bad aftertaste from the spice. I didn’t detect any pumpkin. I didn’t like this one.
NJBarstool (8) - Rockaway, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2015 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this at a Rock music festival a month ago on tap. My impression was that there was more spice, mint and herbs than pumpkin. I didn’t really get pumpkin. It also had a lot of alcohol taste to it. Maybe it was that particular keg, but it was a very aggressive tasting beer.
chucklemation (919) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper color with a thin white head that quickly disappears. Aroma is pumpkin, caramel, and spices, such as nutmeg and allspice. Flavor is dominated by the spices, with cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg dominating. Slightly sweet, with a lightly bitter finish. Enjoyable, if a bit too heavy on the spices.
markas101 (2085) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI, USA via Plum Market. Hazy amber orange. Heavy clove aroma, faint ginger. Earthy flavor, more spice and a long almost syrupy finish.
sinfull (1193) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber/orange color. Thin , off-white head. Rich aroma of clove , nutmeg , cinnamon and pumpkin. Sweet taste with semidry , spicy finish. Full body , warming.
tillmac62 (511) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOD 7/28/15. Pours a medium amber with a nice orange/red hue that is slightly hazy. Normal head volume and retention. Poor lacing.
World class nose of rich blended spice (nutmeg and cinnamon with hints of cardamom and clove) over a solid malt base of biscuit with strong caramel notes.
Solid heavy medium body with a semi-creamy texture that is quite smooth. A bit light on the carbonation with almost no effervescence in the middle and a fairly good burst in the finish.
The flavor profile is outstanding and could achieve world class status if the alcohol were completely hidden. Dial this back to around 6 - 7 % ABV, pump up the carbonation and it has a good shot at it. First to arrive is a rich blend of spice over an equally rich malt base. These flavors are there to the finish and slowly separate. Nutmeg and cinnamon take the lead and the middle delivers a solid pumpkin flavor. As the pumpkin arrives, cardamom takes over the spice leadership. Towards the finish, a light touch of phenolic clove appears and the malt base becomes more caramel influenced. Unfortunately, here is also where alcohol removes its mask. While not obscenely offensive, it is noticeable adding an astringency and grain alcohol flavor to this, otherwise, near world class beer. The finish is a slow smooth fade of all flavor components.
Nsanders (832) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Orange brown with a medium off-white head. Pumpkin, cinnamon, cardamom, cream, brown sugar and green leaves. Brown sugar sweetness followed by a dry spice finish. Body is heavier with a foamy feel.