nimbleprop (7006) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a clear, burnt orange with some thin, off white head. Smells like carrot cake, cream cheese icing, parsnips, cloves, candied ginger, pumpkin pie candle. Flavor is very sweet, like cake icing, carrots, cloves, candied ginger, parsnip, candied yams, marshmellow. Slightly sticky, sweet, spicy finish. Pumpkin pie in a glass. One of the better pumpkin ales I’ve had.
mcox90 (1835) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle acquired in trade with RABinVA. Pours a dark clear orange with the tiniest of off white heads. No head at all really. Nice pumpkin scent with cinnamon and brown sugar. Taste is sweet with with a light spice. Contrary to their commercial description, this is not "pumpkin pie in a bottle" which is a good thing because it isn’t full of artificial pumpkin flavor and loaded with spice. Just a more natural pumpkin flavor with a nice sweetness. Full bodied and smooth. Very good. Wish this were available around here.
adnielsen (10424) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Steve’s Foco. Thanks Steve. Pours a clear dark orange appearance with an off white head. Spicy, caramel, big vanilla, nicely toasted pumpkin aroma. Super nice, toasted pumpkin, light apple, caramel, vanilla, mild nutmeg flavor. Quite nice.
burg326 (5217) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle pours an amber color, aromas of cinnamon, light pumpkin, some ginger, spices, and light crust. Flavors are the same, light nutmeg in the aftertaste, nice offerring of a pumpkin beer.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craft ale house. Pours reddish brown with a small white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is full of pumpkin.. Much more than others. There is also plenty of nutmeg and cinnamon. The taste is mostly pumpkin pie and reminds me of a spicier version of pumking. Really solid.
Nocturne (1677) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. I’m very excited to be trying my first pumpkin beer, a style that just doesn’t exist in Europe. Hopefully Williamsburg AleWerks’ offering will give me a good starting point. It pours out a mostly clear copper shade and instantly I start to get a sense of pumpkin and spice mix on the nose. I was apprehensive about the taste, knowing that raw pumpkin isn’t something I have fond memories of, but thankfully the wonderful spice notes of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg are the dominant feature. Pumpkin instead lurks in the background. It’s quite sweet and the alcohol is never felt. Note to European brewers: start making these... please!
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz glass on tap at Beer Run. Labeled as 8%. Clear orange color. Thin white head. Nice lighter carbonation, good smooth texture, dry finish. Great pumpkin, light spice aroma. Drinks easier than the ABV would suggest. Spice taste, light sweet. Some maple. Friends LOVED this, got several pints of it.
rabbe7000 (19) - Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2012
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours with little foam, a deep brown color but not opaque. Aroma for me was almost non-existant. Slight notes of nutmeg, malt, spice. Tastes extremely good; like pumpkin pie in a glass. Very sweet and spicy, and balances that well with pumpkin flavor. Mouthfeel is full bodied, thick, average carbonation and a long finish. All in all, a fantastic pumpkin ale. Up there with the best.
AdamChandler (4239) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
acquired this in a trade. Shared with friends in a Hill Farmstead glass.
A - 1/4 Finger head. The beer is a dark leather with pumpkin appearance sort of an off orange appearance.
S - Pumpkin pie, spices, whip cream and milk.
T - Pumpkin spices, canned pumpkin puree and milk. Very weak taste compared to the amazing smell.
M - 80% carbonation, light bodied
O - It’s a good beer. Maybe better fresh but overall, tasty and worth the trade.
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle courtesy of Drake. deep amber in color. nice aroma of all the scents you’d associate with a pumpkin brew; pumpkin, clove, nutmeg & allspice. taste follows the aroma to the "T", all while staying well balanced. this is a very tasty beer!