pottygok (407) - Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Smells of fresh pumpkin--not sweet or cloying like pumpkin spice and sugar, but like a ripe pumpkin with hints of spice behind it.
Appearance: Cloudy orange with a thin, white head.
Taste: Light sweetness balanced by a light sourness. Very well balanced and even all the way through.
Palate: Medium body, thick, slick texture, average carbonation, long finish.
Overall: Iím very impressed by this beer, as the pumpkin takes over the taste, not the spices. This is clearly made with real pumpkins, and they take center stage. This is exactly what I would expect from a pumpkin beer.
Damico (2211) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours lighter orange amber with a light off white head. The aroma is potent for an organic brew with nice notes of cinnamon and sweet pumpkin. The flavors of light spices and subtle earthy sweet pumpkin come through on a light but decent body.
Earlier Rating: 9/30/2011 Total Score: 4.1
The aroma is pumpkin rounded with spices, definitely cinnamon niceness in the nose. It pours amber orange with a decent head. The flavor is nice pumpkin notes with lots of good spice, again a blend of cinnamon, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, and the fall in general and pleasing. The best organic brew I may have ever had.
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with a small off white head. Nose is rich pumpkin muffin, nutmeg, cinnamon. Palate full and rich, coats the mouth and light tingles on the tongue. Flavor of pumpkin, sugar granules and cinnamon, bready malts.
RamyG4 (308) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. An unclear amber beer with a frothy white head. Weak aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, caramel; metallic. Same flavors in the taste, metallic and somewhat bitter finish. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.
sherm1016 (996) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at my hotel in NYC. Pours a bright orange color with and a thin, white head. Aroma is allspice, nutmeg. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, pumpkin, pumpkin spice, with a sweet pumpkin pie finish. Not too bad.
yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at Sunset Grill. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild spiced and caramelish. Light cardemomme and nutmeg. Smooth malty and light spiced. Toasted caramelish. Bitter and light spiced finish.
DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Caponeís. Pumpkin colored turbid pour with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is complex layered pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, malt, spice. Tastes of pumpkin puree, cinnamon and nutmeg that are well integrated, and a smooth finish.
Earlier Rating: 9/16/2008 Total Score: 3.3
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours dark ruby brownish with coppery edges and 1-finger of off-white head and great lacing. Nose is pumpkin pie spice, caramel malt, pumpkin puree. Tastes caramel malty, with pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice. Not too sweet, and not bad.
Rerate 9/22/09. Got a fresh bottle from Ronís, and Iím kicking this one down a couple tenths in the aroma and overall categories. This is a solid pumpkin beer, but the nose is a 7, i feel, and overall is more 13 than 14.
Chalsk (966) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden orange color. Aroma of pumpkin, caramel, nutmeg, and spice. Sweet caramel taste with some spice. Too light and too mellow.
robgibbens (370) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Orangish amber color with a small head. lacing covers the glass. Aroma is earthy with pumpkin spices. The taste is mild and balanced. Finish is slick and oily.
Slipstream (1866) - USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2011 First rating of this! It is called their organic pumpkin ale, and it appears to be a new pumpkin release, altho RB is rolling it into the Will Stevens pumpkin ale category. Another in the Wolaverís series of Vermont-made organic ales, which I just discovered are made by Otter Creek. This has a fruit and spice aroma, with a bit of cardamom and raisin. It tastes very nice - the spices are light and blend well with the ale. I tasted cinnamon, clove, pumpkin, and a touch of cheese. Definitely one of the better pumpkin ales, and one of Wolaverís better releases.
Earlier Rating: 12/16/2008 Total Score: 3.3
Nice initial aroma of sweet malt, yeast, and spices. Copper brass pour with small head. The flavor is very nice, with the right amount of nutmeg and a touch of Will and Judys pumpkins. It feels fresh on the palate. Will Stevens Pumpkin Ale is dry, pleasant, and spicy, but also on the light and mellow side. Definitely not an extreme beer.