hopscotch (9891) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Clear amber ale with a small, flimsy, white head. Decent retention. Sweet, spicy aroma – nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, ginger and caramel. Full-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. The medium bitter, moderately sweet, spicy flavor features nutmeg, brown sugar and a heaping helping of hops. Spicy, bitter finish.
GT2 (9060) - San Diego County, 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
Dogbrick (8944) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle as "Wolaver’s Organic Pumpkin Ale". Pours a slightly hazed copper-amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of nutmeg and pumpkin spices plus a touch of malt. Light body with a sweet spiced character of nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin. The finish is malty with a short cinnamon aftertaste. Average overall.
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Clear orange-amber beer with a light white head. Aroma is quite fragrant with allspice and ginger over a light biscuity munich malt base. Flavour is sweet with a light biscuity munich malt base. Flavour is sweet with a nice balance of sweet spiciness and a soft sweet maltiness. Lingering bready flavour on the back. Easy to drink, well balanced and quite tasty.
DocLock (8239) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 bottle. Sent a picture to be uploaded. Solid pumpkin beer. Pours with a fluffy, tight, off-white head that stays the entire time and leaves good lacing. Body is a chill hazed orange hue. Aroma is beautiful with pumpkin and so many amazing spices... cinnamon, brown sugar, clove...pumpkin pie, really good pumpkin pie. Taste is strongly of the spices and not as sweet as I was hoping. Still good for when the weather cools. Dryish mouthfeel and lively bubbles.
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light orange brown with a medium sized white to beige head. Heavy nutmeg, cinnamon, and a bit of clove and pumpkin flesh. Medium bodied, big spice and malt/grain flavors. Big spicy cinnamon finish. Crisp and clean. Pretty good, and a nice light change from some of the boozier pumpkin ales I seem to have been having this season.
Ibrew2or3 (7252) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle pours clear copper with lasting modest off white head. The aroma is just loads of pumpkin winter spices and then hints of pumpkin and lemon like acidity. Wow. The taste begins with an all too brief pulse of pumpkin that gets swallowed up by wintery spices, cinnamon, pepper and cinnamon covered graham cracker cookies. This is a very spicy brew covering up what little pumpkin there might actually be in it.
Ughsmash (7245) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured a lovely shade of clear medium orange with a short, well-retained cap of off-white head and lots of rising carbonation. The aroma picked up dry pumpkin spicage over sour pumpkin vinegary notes (if there is such a thing).. started out OK, but wasn’t so enjoyable once the sourness took hold. The flavor followed those same lines, with sourness in all facets of the drink accented by nutmeg and pumpkin meat.. finished sour and oddly refreshing. Lighter-bodied with high carbonation and abrasive sourness on the palate.. this had some potential, but maybe the bottle just wasn’t in good shape.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Transparent amber bronze with a spotty-lacing thin wispy white head. Aroma of doughy pumpkin and cinnamon spice with some lemon citrusy notes that pick up more of a sour infected character as it warms. Body starts with effervescent carbonation and some light pale malty sweetness with a peppery clove spice and tart balance toward a thinner finish. Has some warmth from the acidity that certainly seems out of place. If this is infected, it’s in its early stages, but is just present enough to affect the quality of the beer. Seems like it would be a good recipe otherwise.