Concealer (649) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Pours amber with some orange and a beige head that leaves quickly. Aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon, honey, and toasted malt. Flavor is caramel, cinnamon, biscuit, light pumpkin and spice. Light bodied.
anders37 (15545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy pumpkin aroma. Fruity malty spicy pumpkin flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy pumpkin finish with hints of caramel.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (cookie, caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of apricot/peach, gum, pumpkin pie.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation.
Ya know, I gave up on Wynkoop years ago, as they were easily one of the worst breweries in Denver...flaws galore in all their products, especially diacetyl. Then earlier this year on a lark I tried that testicle beer, and was shocked at what a nice stout it was. Although this isn’t as enjoyable as that beer, it is evidence Wynkoop might have finally hired a brewer that knows what he/she’s doing. This has a pleasant fruity, floral, pie-like aroma that is not at all what I expected and quite pleasant. The mouth experience is just a little odd (almost saccharine-like sweetness and a slick, oily mouthfeel), but overall decent enough. While a 3.3 may not seem very high, for Wynkoop this is actually saying volumes compared to the old days...and this is a novelty beer, after all. I should probably revisit some of their more traditional styles.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Highland, aroma of some sweet grain and a bit of cinnamon/nutmeg. Taste of pumpkin and light spice, nice easy drinking pumpkin beer.
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jtclockwork (7114) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours reddish orange with white head. Nose and taste of pumpkin, clove, light spice and malt. Lighter medium body. Creamy mouth feel.
brokensail (9940) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Wynkoop. Copper pour with a white head. Sweet caramel malt, toffee, and lots of pumpkin spice. Nice cinnamon and nutmeg, a bit of vanilla as well. Flavor is sweet caramel, vanilla, and toffee. Toasted bread, some cinnamon, and nutmeg. Light ginger to it as well.
algemo45 (60) - - OCT 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Positively nothing special. Hazy amber color, little to no aroma, and hints of pumpkin at first taste that quickly fade. Easy to drink, but won't be coming back for more.
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Beaver (1221) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz can. Pours hazy orange amber with a fizzy off-white head that quickly goes to a thin film that laces the glass some.
The aroma is sweet pumpkin with some spice - cinnamon, all-spice.
The flavor is sweet bready malts and vegetal pumpkin with some fruit notes and light roast. There’s some light spice - cinnamon, clove, nutmeg. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, it’s an OK pumpkin - it’s a bit sweet and vegetal with subdued spicing.