GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2010 355mL into a weizen glass, which I have decided is the best glass for this beer after having it 4+ times. The cloudy amber beer at first looks like a dunkelweizen complete with a nose big on cloves, nutmeg, and weizen yeast not unlike banana bread. The head is not as rambunctious as a hefeweizen and really doesn’t want to lace nor billow out. However, the beige/yellow head has very good retention and protects the beer indefinitely. The nose opens up to pumpkin pie, maraschino cherries, sweet tea, cinnamon, slight candied yams. Taste is creamy pumpkin with lots of sugar at first then moves to quite a bubbly, astringent, bitter graininess that has more alcohol than pumpkin spices. Suddy mouthfeel.
warmupmytaster (5) - Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2010 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
a: cinnamon and nutmeg with a slight undertone of pumpkin
a: rusty copper, orange; significant eggshell frothy head
t: surprisingly less spicy than the aroma would indicate. smooth pumpkin while not being completely a desert beer. (southern tier pumpking being the ultimate desert beer) generally a very solid pumpkin beer contender.
p: moderately smooth with late lingering spice
as the beer warms, it gets smoother and the sweet pumpkin grows. fantastic.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with ksurkin - Pours a slightly hazy light brown color with a small off white head. Very little lacing. Aroma is sweet spices. Flavor is the same. Medium body. Not bad for a Pumpkin beer. Thanks Ken.
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of dkachur (I think) in the Mystery Swap. Pours a clear orange hued brown with a thin beige head. Huge caramel and gingerbread with some roasted pumpkin and squash aromas. Medium bodied, lightly sweet with vanilla, caramel, and spice. Finishes with some nice spices and almost a pie crust flavor. Smooth and tasty.
LilBeerDoctor (3713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to dkachur. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet pumpkin, pumpkin pie, crust, and spices. Flavor is pure pumpkin pie -- the pumpkin, crust, and even whipped cream on top. Pumpkin spices in the finish. On the sweet side and a little syrupy. It becomes a little cloying by the end of the glass but it’s certainly a decent pumpkin ale.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma of allspice and mint mostly for me with sweet malt behind. Flavor vaguely vegetal along with the very prominent spices, not much cinnamon, so a bit different than most pumpkins. Pretty rich, quite sweet even over all the spices. Could be a great mood beer I suppose, but I guess not my mood.
alexsdad06 (8898) - Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from dkachur. Pours a clear amber color with a small fizzy white head. The aroma has a nice blend of sweet and spices going on: the spices are typical of a well done pumpkin pie. The flavor, like the aroma, has a wonderful blend blend of the sweetness with the pumpkin spices, some vanilla, pumpkin pie. This quickly became one of my favorite pumpkin beers.
Rating #29 for this beer.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Butters from the brewery on 11/05/2009. Clear amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Slight ginger and cinnamon aroma. Big cinnamon flavor, light pumpkin, some gingerbread. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
Tmoney99 (13332) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear dark orange color with an average off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Solid pumpkin aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy pumpkin sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid seasonal beer.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured a lovely shade of autumny-orange with a moderate cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger with a hefty sweetness beneath.. candied honey, caramel, and a touch of pumpkin meat.. focus was mostly on the spices. The flavor found similar stuff.. honey and pumpkin sweetness at the core with nutmeg and cinnamon spices around.. there was so much sweetness that booze was not evident.. finished sweet with plenty of pumpkin spices. Medium-bodied with decent balance on the palate.. I was in the mood for candy and booze, so this worked.