SuIIy (1983) - 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 (323) - , 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 (1247) - 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 (35101) - 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 (8530) - 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 Capone’s. 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 Capone’s. 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 Ron’s, and I’m 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.
robgibbens (422) - 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 (2229) - 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 Wolaver’s 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 Wolaver’s 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.
jkwood04 (4786) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours copper with a thick, light beige head. Aroma of pumpkin, spices, some caramel malts, and a decent amount of hops. Flavor about the same. Average texture. A decent pumpkin beer.
Capa (2307) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy orange with an off-white head. Lemony citrus hops, light pumpkin aroma. Flavor is similar with the lemon killing me. Not bad, but I don’t enjoy the interaction of hte pumpkin and lemony hops.
Chalsk (1097) - 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.