ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2009 1st rating for this brew! 12oz bottle from grape & gourmet, batch 91009. pours a very nice clear, dark copper with a whispy, off white head and a solid ring of lace. aroma is great and very similar to pumpkin cheescake with big, sweet pumpkin notes, graham cracker crust, and pure spice notes of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg, with a touch of caramel malts. flavor is excellent as well with natural pumpkin flavors blended with sweet vanilla, big spice notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, orange peel and clove, and a touch of nutty, carrot cake with a lingering, spiced finish. palate is medium bodied and very well carbonated with a great balance of sweetness and fall spice. overall, another great new brew from Geoff and AleWerks! Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a mostly clear amber light brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is full of pumpkin, spices, not overly sweet. Flavor is packed with pumpkin as well, well balanced, again, not too sweet like some of the other pumpkin beers. Definitely one of the better ones. LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours clear copper in color with thin tan head. Aroma sweet, pumpkin and spicy. Taste pumpkin, cinnamon, spice and sweet malt with dry finish. GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Aroma: Fills the room with roasted pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice.
Appearance: Pours amber in color with a small tan head
Flavor: Pumpkin pie! need I say more?
Palate: Medium bodied with a lingering finish.
Overall: An outstanding pumpkin beer. Kudos to Chuck and Geoff for another great offering from Alewerks! mreusch (858) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - OCT 27, 2009
12oz. bottle, with thanks to ksurkin for the nice bonus. Pours a clear dark orange with a moderate off-white head that settles to a thin ring. Aroma is a nice pumpkin pie spice, with nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar. Flavor is more pumpkin pie, nutmeg, spices and a little brown sugar sweetness. A little reminiscent of a nice apple butter in some ways. I’m not really a big fan of pumpkin beers but this is a good one, thanks again Ken!
48FanInCali (857) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle - Gold pour with an orangish hue. Very little head and it is gone in a flash. Nose of all the normal spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice, etc...) Taste follows the nose. Not cloying but just the right amount of sweetness. Probably number 2 or 3 for this style IMO. Great stuff. Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Eh ok pumkin ale. Just like everyone else’s. It taste like pie yeah!!! didn’t stand out much pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Aroma: The pumpkin is overpowering, and it’s pumpkin, too, not pumpkin pie or pumpkin pie spices, but there are hints of floral hops underneath.
Apperance: Cloudy Orange with a white head that faded quickly.
Taste: Sweet, sweet, sweet.
Palate: Medium body with creamy texture, soft carbonation, almost flat, and a lasting finish.
Overall: The label does not lie. This tastes like pumpkin pie--rich, spicy and creamy. Of all the pumpkin beers I’ve tried this Fall, this would certainly be one of my go tos.