ben4321 (4382) - 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.
jkwood04 (4364) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours copper with a thick, light beige head. Aroma of pumpkin, spices, some caramel malts, and a decent amount of hops. Flavor about the same. Average texture. A decent pumpkin beer.
obguthr (4313) - Staunton, 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.
nick76 (4300) - 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 (4185) - 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.
sonnycheeba (4038) - 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.
nearbeer (3969) - 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.
Butters (3917) - 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.
mansquito (3872) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber body with too much in the way of head. Aroma is of pumpkin spices, namely cinnoman. Taste is a little bit sweet, and obviously very spicy. Easy drinking through and through. Pumpkin and spice flavors are most prominent towards the finish.
kidmartinek (3741) - 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.