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 didnít 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.
keepersj12 (2560) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very nice easy drinking beer. It has a bit of pumpkin in the aroma but not all of the spices you associate with pumpkin pie. Nice and understated.
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Full bodied orange with nice white clouds of head. Smells of fresh pumpkin, light biscuit malt, white bread. Tastes of nice fresh pumpkin. Slightly bitter notes in the back of the mouth and almost dry. Quality.
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear copper color with a meager thin head. The aroma is faint, Iím not getting much from it at all. Sorta of an odd potpourri smell. Any pumpkin spice is virtually absent. The flavor leaves a lot to be desired. Itís astringent, overly sweet, nearly sour. Over carbonation doesnít help the flavor, but rather feels intrusive and needs to be turned down a notch. Other flavoring includes pale malts, light toastiness, a hint of cinnamon, pumpkin not too strong. Decent amount of hop bittering at the end. I hate being overly negative about a beer, but there really isnít much to hang your hat onto.
Jow (1862) - New York, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Part of Oktoberfest/pumpkin party. Pours a dark brownish orange with practically no head. didnít get a ton on the nose. taste was plenty pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. Not too sweet, nice seasonal brew and easily drinkable.
tmongoose (1085) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, dark amber/orange color. pleasantly surprised with the flavor. enjoyed the spicy flavors and pumpkin. smooth and mild without that bite. i really liked this one
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Otter Creek Brewing Company--Wolaverís Brewing Company Wolaverís certified organic--Will Stevenís Pumpkin Ale--Ale Brewed With Pumpkin & Spices--USDA Organic--2009 12 oz. Bottle. 5.35% ABV. 30 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) Rich dense lacy lasting pumpkin white head. Fizz hazed clear bright thinnish amber orange color. Rich pumpkin all spice nutmeg hidden hop front. Dry sweet mild toasted pumpkin spice caramel mild fruit smooth amber ale body. Tangy balanced nutmeg spice end. Aged smoothly! Well made, but unexceptional. Sampled 9/11/2010. 6-Pack $8.99.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
1st pumpkin beer of the season, even though it doesnít feel like Fall yet. Itís still 100 degrees outside. But this one is pretty damn good. The aroma is pretty pungent with a swift punch of pumpkin, spice, and a little bit of cinnamon in there on the back end. The flavor isnít too sweet or overpowering, so I can myself drinking more then one of these. A session pumpkin beer of sorts.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper and amber sports a fluffy head and some lace after a few teasing swirls of his clear depths. While leaving trails of lace along my glass, I also release a cacophony of Fall spices and pumpkin ale delights: allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, pulped pumpkin meat, pie crust, and pumpkin pie. Iíve smelled great beers before and then been disappointed by the actual brew itself, so the biggest test is yet to come. Quaff number one is almost as replete in Fall and pumpkin splendor as his nose. Spices and pumpkin meat melt together while toasted pie crust fills with his meaty pumpkin bounty and rich spices. Allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg finish with a kiss of sweet maple and molasses. There is a tickle of ginger lingering in the back of my throat and breath while my lips smack most satisfactorily. Well balanced and rich with Pumpkin Ale flavors, his medium body makes for an easy quaffing session proven irrefutably by my now empty glass. Thatís ok though, I have 5 more bottles in the fridge.