obguthr (6344) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Draft: Pumpkin, clove, cinnamon, and orange aroma in good proportions. Amber orange color, clear, headless. It tastes sweet for the style, but only a bit cloying. Orange, clove, and cherries are present. Subdued mushroom and pumpkin finish. When warmed to near room temperature, the sweetness comes into better balance, while the pumpkin flavor really comes to life, escorted by vanilla. It’s a much better beer warm. One of the best pumpkin ales I’ve had. Of course, that isn’t saying a whole lot. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Pumpkin pie spicy nose - cinnamon, all spice, black pepper? Big nose smells from a distance - sample smells nice looks nice. Rating done like a retard, was with cool dudes. Bright orange amber, thin head/beige ring. Pumpkin pie sweetness, light esters, graham crackers. Banana sweetness brings this together, makes it taste really nice. Great pumpkin beer. Drinks easily. dmac (6259) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Growler shared by msiano, thanks Mike. Poured a good looking clear rusty orange with a tiny touch of off white head. Aroma is like a spicey pumpkin pie, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutnmeg, grahamn cracker. Medium bodied with very subtle carbonation, hey it’s a grolwer, and a lingering dry finish. Flavor of cinnamon, nutmeg, touch of vanilla extract, dry grains and alcohol. Solid stuff. jgb9348 (6250) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Clear copper coloured body with a caramel and ruby glow and a non-existent head that just leaves the top oily. Aroma of very potent spice - allspice, cloves, pumpkin pie spice, anise and yes - cinnamon. Medium-bodied then closer to fuller-bodied; Strong pumpkin flavour results in a chewy mouthful after the first second. Potent caramel and roasty sweetness also noticeable and the spices hit soon afterwards with a lot of clove and cinnamon, nutmeg too. Aftertaste is potent with the pumpkin strongest, almost acting like a meal! Overall, a very strong and potent pumpkin spiced beer with a bit too much body and spice for me - almost a meal as opposed to a drink. Well crafted, just a bit too much in my opinion - there isn’t a balance here - it’s simply a LOT of ingredients. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Bon Vivant Market in Smithfield, Virginia for US$1.85 on 14-October-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 28-October-2010. TheBeerGod (6218) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2010 Bottle. Strong copper colored pour with a short, dense off-white head. Aroma is strong pumpkin pie notes, spices (nutmeg and cinnamon), sweet malt, and candied notes. Taste is pumpkin pie with whipped cream, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, sweet malts, candied yams, and brown sugar. Body is medium and creamy with a dense carbonation. Ends with more pumpkin pie, brown sugar, candied yams, clove, light nutmeg and ginger, with hints of vanilla and light caramel. Very tasty stuff! A winner!
thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Cask at Green Leafe on Scotland Street on 10-01-2010. Orange copper pour with only sparse bubble for head. Per Geoff at AleWerks and per his tweet, this is in a real wooden cask. Aroma is gingerbread, pumpkin pie, sweet malt, brown sugar and spices. Taste is pure pumpkin pie in a gingerbread crust with light cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and brown sugar. Body is medium but with soft carbonation and a pleasant slickness, thanks to the cask conditioning. Finishes with more pumpkin pie, gingerbread, spices and brown sugar. I had three pints of this on cask. So, yeah, I liked it!
(12oz bottle thanks to Exiled) clearish orange with sparse tan bubbles. Nose of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and lightly candied fruit. Taste of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves/allspice, and candied squash. The linger is downright delicious, and soft/appropriate use of spices in this one. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours an orangish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is a nice mix of pumpkin, along with all of the spices you expect in a pumpkin pie. The flavor is more of the same. While all of the spices are present, the ones that seem to stand out the most are cinnamon and cloves. All of the spices meld nicely and create a wonderful pumpkin ale. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2011
12 oz bottle, great base beer for the style, it’s like a brown ale or amber ale. Great spicy pumpkin flavors. Skyview (6034) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2009
My parents stopped at Williamsburg Brewpub in Virginia and picked up a bottle of the Pumpkin Ale. From 12-oz bottle pours a semi-clear dark orange amber colored brew with a thin off-white head slowly dissipates to a thin off-white ring. Aroma of caramel and spiced pumpkin along with a hint of nutmeg and clove. Taste is medium bodied, a touch spicy with flavors of caramel malt, clove and some nutmeg. Finish has a slight alcohol bite with some clove and nutmeg spice aftertaste. A touch more spice and alcohol compared to most other pumpkin ales. burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
12 ounce bottle pours an amber color, aromas of cinnamon, light pumpkin, some ginger, spices, and light crust. Flavors are the same, light nutmeg in the aftertaste, nice offerring of a pumpkin beer.