DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 30/09/2005
Golden coloured with spicy pumpkin aroma and flavour. Crisp on the palate with a slight malt finish.
Beerman6686 (5619) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2006
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Got this one from the wildgoose variety pack. Aside form the porter, this was my favorite, because unlike some pumpkin beers which only have a hint of spice, this one tasted like drinking a slice of pumpkin pie.. delicious!
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Being the 13th serving does not prove an unlucky slot for this one. As so often happens with pumpkin ales, the spices dominate the spectrum of flavor regardless of how much effort the brewmaster may have put into the overall quality of the brew. This one is heavy with nutmeg and clove. There’s some mellow pumpkin in here as well. Flavorful, drinkable, and reminiscent of autumn days past.
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Orangey body with medium white head. Interesting aroma of pumpkin pie. Taste similar, pumpkin pie spice overlaying a fairly ordinary beer. Decent, but not great.
Nejhleader (1393) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
faint pumpkin spice aroma, body seems a bit watery and thin. Slight hint of pumpkin taste, mosty spice. Has a bitter spice aftertaste. Needs more taste in my opinion, but not all that bad.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (thanks argo0). Amber appearance with a small head. Pumpkin spices are very prevalent in aroma. Flavor is sweet and spicy, with a slight watery aftertaste. It could use a little more malt, and a little more of certain spices to give it a little better bitterness.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle provided by Aaron and enjoyed in NB Worthy glassware: Clean coppery hue with a small fizzy head and some lace. The aroma is nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, allspice, pumpkin meat, vinous noble rot wine, and a touch of raisin nut bread. The taste follows suit but lucky not to overpower the palate. That said, there still is not much hops or even malt character beyond a basic bready and grainy nature. An interesting acidic twang (apple?) does give this brew a chance of not becoming cloy. While the feel is watery and fizzy, I think anything heavier would have made the beer undrinkable. I shockingly enjoyed this and I don’t really care much for Pumpkin brews.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pumpkins are silly. This is a silly beer which is very light in flavor and palate, but has a very nice closing spiciness. Quite drinkable, but stupid, nevertheless.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Authentic pumpkin and some spice aroma. Pours orangish. Good pumpkin flavor with subtle spiciness.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper with a thin off-white head. Aroma has some mild pumpkin and cinnamon with a hint of toasty malt. Body starts sort of thin with a touch of sugary sweetness and pumpkin flavor. A drinkable beer, but could really stand to be more concentrated.