StefanSD (1932) - Lakeside, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Dan. Thanks. Pours a translucent copper color with a very small white head that immediately dissipates. The aroma is big and bold with pumpkin, cloves, and allspice. The flavor is similar to the nose, lots of spicy pumpkin set in a biscuit malt base. The palate was just a bit thinner than I would prefer and the carbonation was soft. Finished long with lingering cloves. Overall: One of the best pumpkin ales, this is a real treat. Thanks again.
devman171 (524) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at the brewery, pours amber with nice head. Aroma is sweet malt and some clove and ginger. taste is nice medium pumpkin and spices. Pretty tasty
AdamT (42) - Wilson, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle compliments of zizzybalubba. Orange hue hazy clarity with mostly diminishing off-white head. Virtually no lacing. Nutmeg, spice & citrus on the nose. Medium spice on the initial taste with an average moderate tspice finish. Watery on the palate. Would try again!
FROTHINGSLOSH (4294) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark orange-caramel color with a small foamy off white head that left minimal lacing. The aroma was sweet nutmeg, cinnamon and faint tangy bread and caramel. The flavor was strong pumpkin pie spices - mostly nutmeg and cinnamon and had undertones of bread and caramel. Spices overwhelm. Long sweet and tangy finish with lingering spices. Medium body. Decent.
SHIG (3282) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to ygtbsm94: Poured a murky brown orange with white thin head. Aroma is sweet spicy pumpkin. Taste is a sweet ginger and cinnamon with a pumpkin spice finish.
MadRobin (1438) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle at Fireworks Pizza in Leesburg, VA.
Clear, dark copper with a small off-white head and fair lacing.
Aroma of pumpkin pie, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar.
Taste of brown sugar, pumpkin pie, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel and cola.
Medium body and medium/high carbonation.
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BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Thornton River Grill. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is toast, caramel, and cookie malt, dates, pumpkin, nutmeg and cloves, and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant, medium spices, light hops and bitterness, fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
bytemesis (2177) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the latest local swap - thanks! Pours a really nead looking ruby-hazel-orange, crystal clear with a small beige head that dissipates to a ring that laces well. Aroma is pumpkin spices, clove, allspice, cinnamon, caramel. Flavor is much the same, very spice forward, quite sweet on a caramel malt backbone. Not really any bitterness although there is a zestiness to the finish. Too sweet for me, but not bad for what it is.
Beergeek23322 (1736) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
09/28/2013. Sampled at a local tasting. Amber color with a white head. Aromas of malt, spice, pumpkin. Nutmeg and cinnamon flavors. Good if youíre into this style of beer, but not my kind.
ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours orange with white head. aroma of vegetation, spices, malt. tastes of pumpkin, indistinct vegetation, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel malt. palate is full and well-bodied. disclaimer: iím not a big pumpkin ale guy.
AmBunni (15) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The best. I've tried a lot if pumpkin beers and this one is my favorite by a landslide. The king has been dethroned!
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