dmac (3511) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Multiple drafts at HTPD Octoberfest. Poured a dark amber with an off white head that had some nice staying power. Malty spicey aroma with notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, and corriander with what appears to be a chocolate malt base. Average to slightly strong carbonation with a medium to full mouthfeel. Flavor has a good dose of pumpkin and spice but not overpowering. Pretty good stuff and it was nice to have some decent beer choices at a PBA picnic.
ben4321 (3335) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Gilly’s, 11/6/09 (bottle on date was 9/1)
Aroma: The aroma is pumpkin, spice, and quite a bit of pepper with some vegetation, and some light hops as well
Appearance: It pours a mostly clear orange color with a thin off-white head and quite a bit of lace on the glass
Flavor: The taste is a little nicer then the aroma, it has a light pumpkin flavor, but less vegetable and more sweet then the nose with the bitterness not really coming though until the finish
Palate: This beer has an interesting mouthfeel, there’s a ting from the pepper, and some carbonation
I wonder if this would have been different fresher. Either way, it’s pretty good, and I really did enjoy it quite a bit. My biggest complaint would be that it is a drop too much on the vegetable side, particularly in the nose, but it still works.
obguthr (3311) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pumpkin and cinnamon, nose, not strong. Hazy amber thin head. Not strong at all, but the flavor is dominated by pumpkin. Bubble gum is detectable when quaffed. Faint hints of nutmeg in the finish. Nothing objectionable, but rather weak.
nearbeer (3278) - 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.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours to a hazy dark amber body with a white head and some nice airy lacing. The aroma has some nutmeg, mace, and a twangy sour malt component. The flavor is earthy and pumpkin laden malts with some nutmeg and cinnamon. Twangy. I could not find the printed on bottle date like they say is there. Dusty and oily texture.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Soapy, "pumpkin" nose if cheap pie spices are what you consider to smell like pumpkin. Kind of smells like cinnamon and nutmeg that has been sitting in the pantry for 10 years. Just old and stale and lifeless. Moderate body, lip-coating but not sweet, with more lifeless character in the malt, and the inevitable pie spice finish. Even for the already bad (mostly) Pumpkin Ale style this one is still worse.
beerbill (3177) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a crystal clear orange amber with a moderate white head. Pleasant aroma of pumpkin along with the requisite pumpkin pie spices. The flavor is similar, and none of the flavors are timid, which I liked about this beer. The bitterness at the finish is a bit excessive for me, bordering on but not quite acrid. The mouthfeel is a bit waxy at the finish. Worth a try but not worth repeating.
BillKismet (3163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brilliant orange-amber pumpkin hue with rich off-white creamy top. Toasted punpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice aromas greet the nose. Enjoyable cinnamon accented body atop a supportive malt backbone. Well-balanced, dryish finish parting with a note of chocolate dust.
DYCSoccer17 (3155) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 25, 2008
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at the Davis Food Co-Op. Weird aroma, which doesnt sit right. It is a bit sour, acidic/acetic with some of the pumpkin spiciness. Stuff like nutmeg, and ginger, and cinnamon. Has a weird metallic note. Mildly transparent orange body with a smallish off-white head and decent lacing present. Well, this is sour, tart, acetic to start with some pumpkin like spice in the middle. Very spritzy and overly carbonated. Infected and significantly flawed. All of the bottles tasted like this.
zach8270 (3038) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear orange color with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma is chock full of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin pie spice. Flavor is very spicy and pumpkin-y at the beginning with a sweet and spicy middle and a very sweet finish with a lot of cinnamon. Quite nice.