ContemplateBeer (1432) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another bottle from Travlr; thanks again! Aroma of fresh pumpkin and a nice spice balance, definitely some clove and nutmeg in there. Appearance is unfiltered amber brown with bone head. Flavor matches the nose; the clove and nutmeg and still the stars balanced by the pumpkin, but there is a nice, herbal hop finish as well- the spice really lingers overall. Palate is slick with a light mouthfeel. One of the better pumpkin ales Iíve had.
beerondo00 (9) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
this beer is exactly what I thought it would be... a nice clean refreshing pumpkin taste. the aroma obviously was pumpkin and spices and was smooth with zero bitterness. very good pumpkin!
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a hazy reddish orange with a decent off white head. The nose has a good bit of pumpkin spice and a touch of pumpkin bread. The flavor unfortunately isnít as good as the nose. There is still lots of pumpkin spice, but the malt side isnít very complex. There is a little doughy malt but not much else. There is an odd lingering bitterness on the back end. Medium body with a little aggressive carbonation. Serviceable but not spectacular.
Beerathon (945) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Honestly, one of the better pumpkin ales Iíve had. The spices seemed to be just right; not too faint, not too strong. Pleasing brew.
GT2 (7870) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
355mL thanks to Travlr. Pours chill haze deep amber. Weaker white head. Scant lace. Nose is malty, a bit stale, squashy, weak pumpkin, apple juice, some spice. Taste is nutmeg/pumpkin pie spice, buttery crust, moving to a lot of lemon tea and soap. Palate is dish water and chalk. My rating: 2.7 Fiance rating: 3.4
Jcb14 (11) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The head on this beer was weak with little retention. This was perhaps the only negative. The aroma was excellent. It smelled like a warm pumpkin pie. The beer had a great hop flavor that is often missing in this style. It also had a lingering taste of all spice. This is a beer that I would gladly have a second. In general a good beer for this style it was great.
MadRobin (1693) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap half pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Wine in Rockville, MD.
Clear, bright amber copper with off-white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of tons of cloves, nutmeg, pumpkin, caramel, spice and earthy yeast.
Taste of cloves and other spices, caramel, pumpkin and bitter squash.
Medium body and medium/high carbonation.
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bugsizzy (52) - USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: nice amber orange appearance, slight head and lacing, faint pumpkin spice aroma. Some mild bitterness but a smooth finish with a good balance of subtle pumpkin and spice flavors. I would bug this again
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DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear amber with thin white lacing. Mild spice and pumpkin on the nose. Good pumpkin and nutmeg presence on the palate. Nicely balanced and not too sweet. Very enjoyable.
sailracer (376) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours a rusty orange with a dense foam head. They didnít go overboard with the pumpkin flavor or sweetness which makes this a very pleasant, drinkable beer. One of my favorite pumpkin beers so far.