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.
beerbill (3564) - 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.
DYCSoccer17 (3465) - 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.
BillKismet (3419) - 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.
reggiedunlop (3410) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a clear orange/amber with a medium off white head. aroma is right down the middle for the style with balance between crust and light spices. flavor is more to the spicy side...clovey...just a bit muddled. Mouthfeel is light/medium and the finish is earthy and dries with spices.
1FastSTi (3343) - 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.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a hazy reddish orange with a decent off white head. The nose has a good bit of pumpkin spice and a touch of pumpkin bread. The flavor unfortunately isn’t as good as the nose. There is still lots of pumpkin spice, but the malt side isn’t very complex. There is a little doughy malt but not much else. There is an odd lingering bitterness on the back end. Medium body with a little aggressive carbonation. Serviceable but not spectacular.
puzzl (3257) - 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.
Palidor19 (3050) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Its malty with many Autumn spices of pumpkin, cloves and cinnamon. quite a nice beer.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Pours orange with great clarity and an off white film of head. Decent spice presence in the aroma witha sweetness reminiscent of canned pumpkin. Some brown sugar maltose character and some spice presence of cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg. Decent light body with mild light carbonation. The flavor has less character/depth than the aroma. Lean caramel malts lead to a very bitter clove finish. Seems like they boiled some of the spices too long and then threw a bunch more spices in late secondary for the aromatics. A bit one dimensional, fizzy/thin. Just a homogeneous bitter spicy finish. If they were to adjust the spice schedule it could be decent.