Beershine (5221) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle complements of Fresh Beer Chris. Got the bottom of the bottle so is murkier than most. Medium yellow color. Up-front pumpkin gourd, only moderately spiced with mostly nutmeg noticable. Thin body, lingering bitter finish is a nice touch.
sonnycheeba (5075) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours hazy copper with thin, creamy white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, cookie and caramel malts, floral hops, and light vanilla. Flavor is mostly sweet malts and pumpkin with some nutmeg and spice; flavor leaves quickly leaving a somewhat bland finish. Light/medium body and low carbonation.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amyliz4 picked up a sixer of this at Whole Foods in Alexandria. Served in a Dogfish Head Alehouse Punkin pint glass.
Pours a slightly-hazed orange color with a thin light tan head and some slight lacing. The nose carries a bit of pumpkin and spice, mostly cinnamon and clove. The flavor is fairly heavy on the spice with quite a bit of cinnamon. Feel is overwhelmingly full of cinnamon and a bit of clove. Medium body with light sweetness. Not a fan at all.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of pumpkin, spices, allspice, nutmeg, and light cinnamon. Poured orange/amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet and lightly spiced. Tastes of pumpkin, nutmeg, and spices. Medium body. Syrupy, lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Nutmeg and slight pumpkin finish is lightly dry.
nearbeer (4876) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz, bottled 08/21/08. Hazy copper with a lasting disc of cream and nice frosty lace. Aroma is mostly the typical spice mixture, but atypical in that there seems to actually be some pumpkin in there too - a lightly sourish vegetable aroma. Alas, the flavor indicates otherwise, as the spice flavors dominate from the get-go as in so many pumpkin ales out there. This one is mostly ginger; maybe some nutmeg and allspice that help to hog the spotlight. Light-medium body is a little fizzy, and dry and tingly from the spice. If you like ginger, you will like this one.
kidmartinek (4664) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours clear orange, dark amber. Small film head. Aroma of dirt, pumpkin, and spice. Flavor is dry, bitter, pumpkin, cream and spice and has a dirt hue to it. Must be the organics. Palate is tart. Too tart and bitter, and not sweet enough for a fall pumpkin ale for my tastes, and I don’t even like sweet beers. This one could use a little more creaminess though. It’s just too dry and bland on the finish.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, 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!
nick76 (4379) - 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.
boFNjackson (4200) - 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.
Butters (4042) - 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.