lb4lb (2201) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy orange-amber color with a light dirty beige head. Smell is slight pumpkin and some subtle nutmeg, and tangy lemony malt. Taste is tangy and malty with very light dull meaty pumpkin flavor and subtle spices. Fairly lemony and bright as well, and it makes it a unique pumpkin beer. Medium bodied and normal carbonation. Spice flavor is not overdone and the lemony element is interesting. Perhaps worth another try.
carl4beer (521) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz. pours deep copper with small head. aroma is pumpkin and spice and very yummy. mouthful is tart and tangy with some lingering vegetable taste... the pumpkin and spice was hard to find... a little let down.
rocbyter (1856) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pumpkin spice, nutmeg, and cinnamon bread aroma. Clear orange color with some white foam. Spicy from the beginning. Mainly nutmeg fading slowly in the finish. Cinnamon develops in the end. High amount of carbonation and very drinkable. The six pack however was rubbish leaving me with only a five pack.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2008
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
looks good- at first, I found the overtly spicy brew somewhat pleasing, but was not sure why. Then a friend mentioned that the beer tastes exactly like worchester sauce (which I like). He was right. Then the reality set it- this was not a good beer. A sad drain pour followed. Thanks Tricia.
Suttree (4902) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Trade from BMan113VR - Thanks! pours cloudy brownish orange, with a thin ring of foam. Smells like ginger, pumpkin, and nutmeg, maybe some clove, too. Flavor is similiar, with a vegetal pumpkin not up front, and cinnamon, ginger and other spices in the background. As it warms, an odd metallc note emerges.
NJBeerman013 (1043) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a burnt amber in color with a pure white, medium head. It has a bitter spicey aroma, with no pumpkin whatsoever. The flavor is much the same. This beer tastes more like a spiced pale ale then a pumpkin ale. There are much better products out there in this style.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Not my favorite wolavers product. Too much spice and not enough body. Not balanced and thin.
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 25, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught sample at the Big E. Pours copper with anice tan head. Smells of pumpkin pie spice, some pumpkin, caramel, some earthy hints. Tastes of pumpkin, a hint of spice, some peppery splashes. Great beer!
jimhilt (2377) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a three finger beige head that fades slowly to a thin layer, leaving a good lace. Nearly clear amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Pumpkin nose. Flavor is pumpkin and some citrus, hints of a bitter finish. $1.45 for a 12oz bottle from Cabot Quechee Store Quechee, VT.
nearbeer (3424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz, bottled 08/21/08. Hazy copper with a lasting disc of cream and nice frosty lace. Aroma is mostly the typical spice mixture, but atypical in that there seems to actually be some pumpkin in there too - a lightly sourish vegetable aroma. Alas, the flavor indicates otherwise, as the spice flavors dominate from the get-go as in so many pumpkin ales out there. This one is mostly ginger; maybe some nutmeg and allspice that help to hog the spotlight. Light-medium body is a little fizzy, and dry and tingly from the spice. If you like ginger, you will like this one.