Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I THINK it’s this year pumpkin. Strong pumpkin, cloves, and spices in the aroma. Taste is malty with a very mild bitter finish. Caramel malt and pumpkin flavor. Was expecting a bit stronger flavor, good though.
freekyp (1452) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A well crafted ale with real pumpkin flavor. Nutmeg plays a lead role with some cinnamon as support bolsterered by a strong pumpkin guts backbone. Sufficiently malty with a nice round body and a spritzy finish to cleanse the palate. Pours slightly hazy copper with a small but resilient head.
jtclockwork (6254) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle labelled as "Pumpkin Ale." Pours amber brown. Off white head. Nose/taste of pumpkin, fake all spice and nutmeg. Some metallic notes lingering in background. Light with a thin watery body.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown orange, beige cover. Aroma is pumpkin spices a bit metallic. Taste is thin, metallic, allspice mix. Eh.
obguthr (3317) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pumpkin and cinnamon, nose, not strong. Hazy amber thin head. Not strong at all, but the flavor is dominated by pumpkin. Bubble gum is detectable when quaffed. Faint hints of nutmeg in the finish. Nothing objectionable, but rather weak.
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy amber color with a quickly disappearing head. Smells and tastes of a pumpkin pie. I liked this one.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - Reish-brown color with a hint or orange. Little bit less than a finger of head when served that did not last very long.
S - Smelled of pumpkin and other related spices, most notable cinnamon, but not very strong.
T - Pumpkin taste all the way through, but not too strong. Melds in the middle with common pumpkin spice flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg, but overall a bit bland. Leaves a bit of pumpkin aftertaste which was mostly pumpkin.
M - Smooth with light carbonation. Light-medium bodied. A bit too smooth, bordering on watery.
D - Fairly easy to drink, but also is not all that much to it. Tasted like a fairly simple beer.
Serving type: on-tap
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
smells like grass, dirt, nutmeg, cinnamon, squash, like a pumpkin hefeweizen
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
THOUGHTS: Not too bad, but a little watered down. Both pumpkin and spices play an equal part as stars. GLad to see they didn’t over power the pumpkin with spices.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium to dark orange with a small to average, off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma had moderate caramel and pumpkin; and pumpkin pie spices. The initial flavor was sweet and slightly acidic; while the finish was rather sweet, slightly sour and slightly bitter. There was pumpkin, sour malt, pumpkin pie spices and caramel. The light to medium body was slightly syrupy and then dry with fizzy carbonation and a chalky finish.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours heavy amber with a good head. Aromas of pumpkin pie spice. Taste is malty and a little bitter. Body is a bit thin but good for a pumpkin pie session.