kramer (4346) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear bright orange body with a one finger frothy beige head that left some light lacing. The nose is pretty typical Pumpkin Ale, heavy spicing with lots of caramel sweetness, minimal actual pumpkin. The flavor isn’t all that crazy with the spicing though. In fact, there isn’t really a whole lot of flavor at all. It’s rather bland with just some caramel sweetness and light cinnamon on the finish. One of the weaker efforts at a Pumpkin. Lighter bodied but still a bit clingy with fizzy carbonation. Pretty boring stuff.
TomDecapolis (4331) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
While some folks shy away from the Pumpkin Ales, I consider myself a fan and look forward to their release each year, especially new ones! Pours a translucent orange amber with golden notes and a smaller bubbly off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of vanilla, nutmeg, all spice, cinnamon, pretty much pumpkin pie with a touch of some toasted malt, nuts and honey. Flavor is much like the aroma in that it is pumpkin pie in a glass along with some toasted/nutty maltiness and a touch of hop bitterness. Bring on the fall and all things pumpkin, nice job Wolavers!
FROTHINGSLOSH (4291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured an orange-caramel color with a large orange-tan head. The aroma was sweet, spicy and had notes of orange, nutmeg and cinnamon. Wonderful nose! The flavor was sweet spicy cinnamon and nutmeg with a hint of orange and a long tangy and spicy and dry finish. Full bodied. Very nice.
nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is weak and somewhat odd but it does have the requisite pumpkin, malt, and spices. The appearance is amber with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is smooth but thin. Overall it’s interesting.
thornecb (3964) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Off-white head with medium retention leaves no lacing. Pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon aromas. Crisp and dry with upfront sour pumpkin and a lasting sour spice finish. Aside from the sourness of this beer, it has many good qualitiesl.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured a hazy orange with an off-white head that lasted quite awhile. Lots of spices and warm pumpkin on the nose. Foamy and full palate, pretty hoppy with smooth, balancing malt and a backbone of pumpkin flavors. Good pumpkin ale.
nuplastikk (3817) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Big pumpkin pie aroma. Medium to dark color for a Pumpkin Ale, nice and murky. The taste is full and spicy, but somewhat different a lot of beers it’s style. The spicing is well done and very balanced, earthy nuances and hops coming through. Harshly underrated thus far at 3.15, this one is recommended for those inclined to enjoy the style. Excellent.
cheap (3655) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle I think from vintage estates. Smell is sweet spicey pumpkin, but not overwhelming. Taste is unsweetened pumpkins and asssociated spices. Typical pumpkin beer. Sometimes a tad creamy. Finish is somewhat mild bitter medicine. Not bad overall, I guess. Sometimes has that old lager thing going on in there.
Earlier Rating: 9/26/2008 Total Score: 2.6
Must be new, very few ratings. Sweet punky aroma. Pale brown at first when poured. Clear pour goes swirling towards end of bottle. Taste is a blend of pumpkin spices and bitter ale. Decent friendly sparkly carbonation. Veggie unrefined back of throat impression. Palate indicates good carbonation. Some lingering bitterness in the finish.
Butters (3562) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper pour with thin ring of offwhite head. Nose is like that of gingersnap cookies. Flavor is uninspirirng, but has all the typical pumpkin beer notes. Medium thin body. Average for the style I guess.
Beerman6686 (3535) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2008
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
POured a light orange color with a big white head. Aroma was of lots of nutmeg and a bit of biscut. Flavor was spices, then really hollow and watery in the middle and then a sweeter pie crust swallow, not horrible, but not everything fits together.