Qubert (62) - USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of pumpkin and spices.
Taste is a mild pumpkin, but pleasant. Not overwhelming.
puboflyons (2501) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle 2009 batch. Sparkling orange-amber pour with about a half-inch of foamy head and pretty good lacing clinging to the glass. I have actually been by that pumpkin patch in Shoreham, Vermont where the pumpkins originate from. The aroma is rich in pumpkin spice and breads. The mouthfeel is pretty nice. The flavor combines a balance of pumpkin and mild hops with a slightly dry finish, which I found to be rather interesting for a pumpkin spice. This is a decently done seasonal.
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light orange brown with a medium sized white to beige head. Heavy nutmeg, cinnamon, and a bit of clove and pumpkin flesh. Medium bodied, big spice and malt/grain flavors. Big spicy cinnamon finish. Crisp and clean. Pretty good, and a nice light change from some of the boozier pumpkin ales I seem to have been having this season.
Tanker12 (173) - USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Faint aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg and Cinnamon. Flavor upfront is pumpkin and the palate is the spices. Not overpowering like many of the style and finish is refreshing.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a copper color with a good head. Malty flavor with a lasting spicy finish.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Pours orange with great clarity and an off white film of head. Decent spice presence in the aroma witha sweetness reminiscent of canned pumpkin. Some brown sugar maltose character and some spice presence of cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg. Decent light body with mild light carbonation. The flavor has less character/depth than the aroma. Lean caramel malts lead to a very bitter clove finish. Seems like they boiled some of the spices too long and then threw a bunch more spices in late secondary for the aromatics. A bit one dimensional, fizzy/thin. Just a homogeneous bitter spicy finish. If they were to adjust the spice schedule it could be decent.
tgncc (3005) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
pale yellow orange in color, more pale than expected for the style. The aroma is pumpkin, squash, vegetable matter, minor spices. The flavor follows. It tastes too much like raw, unprocessed pumpkin. Some cinnamon and nutmeg, not a lot for this style. The finish is not bitter, but earthy, funky, stale and vegetable. The mouthfeel is medium. OK, hardly great.
fluffy (1918) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2009
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
aroma is typical for the style of beer of course-nutmeg, cinnamon, clove. but its too sweet, the spices are off balanced and its a little "raw" tasting of the pumpkin flavors. the aftertaste is missing any hoppiness and its got a funky bitterness and stale bread flavor that lingers. id take Shipyard’s or Dogfish Head’s pumpkin beers any day over this.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours an amber orange body with an off white head. Spicy mess of flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice with a bread y malt bill to back it up. It all comes across sort of thin and slick. Eh not there best unfortunately.
Derek881 (1047) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I sampled this beer on draft at Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore. The beer had a clear gold color with a slight amber tint. It had an average-sized white head with good cling and decent retention. It had a strong pumpkin spice aroma with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and a bit of brown sugar. The flavor was a sweet, wet pumpkin taste with a good spice component. The beer was quite lively with decent fizz and carbonation, although somewhat dry and rough.