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. DiarmaidBHK (4785) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Draft at Mellow Mushroom Charlottesville. Pours orange with pleasant notes of pumpkin on the nose which actually smell like pumpkin and not some of the artificial notes you get with other kinds of pumpkin beer. Nice spice notes on the tongue again without the sticky sweetness or artificial vibe. Vlean finisher. One of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had so far. mikem409 (2022) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2012
bottle pours light brown with minimal head. aroma of roast pumpkin and spice. the taste is very good still and i am drinking in january. StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2012
12 oz bottle courtesy of Dan. Thanks. Pours a translucent copper color with a very small white head that immediately dissipates. The aroma is big and bold with pumpkin, cloves, and allspice. The flavor is similar to the nose, lots of spicy pumpkin set in a biscuit malt base. The palate was just a bit thinner than I would prefer and the carbonation was soft. Finished long with lingering cloves. Overall: One of the best pumpkin ales, this is a real treat. Thanks again. twj2000 (8) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 13, 2012 does not count
Nice spicy aroma, deep copper color, does indeed taste like pumpkin pie with a hint of carrot cake.
Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle gifted by Chaney. Thanks Brandon.
The beer appears orange to brown hued. A fine color for an autumn beer. The aroma brings pumpkin right up front, followed by cinnamon, nutmeg, pie, vanilla, malt. The flavor is great, with flavors of pumpkin pie, vanilla, and Fall spices. A bit sweet, but not too. Certainly one of the better pumpkin ales I have had.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-06-2012 Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2009
12oz bottle courtesy of dkachur. Pours clear dark amber with a 2 finger thick beige head. The nose is pumpkin, spice and malt. The taste is nutmeg, cinnamon, candied fruit and brown sugar. The mouthfeel is great – thick and creamy. Nice Pumpkin Beer. Not as good as Southern Tier Pumking, but it’s up there and the mouthfeel is better. Thanks for sending this my way Dan! TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy of an extra from TheEpeeist. Chris.. you truly are awesome. Pours a copper reddish dark brown, fairly hazy, a moderate tannish head that stays at a decent level, laces satisfactorily. Aromas are pumkin puree, vanilla, a touch of cinnamon, caramel and nutmeg come on a bit stronger, but I really do get the pumpkin behind all the spices in this one a bit more. Spices stand up fairly potent, as smoother sweet malts of caramel, toffee, vanilla fill in behind. Initial is medium bodied, preaching cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread, vanilla, and caramel, as the actual pumpkin does fall a bit behind. Creamy sweetness mixed with potent spices, a smooth caramel, vanilla, and pie crust, with pumpkin and spice. Very light bitterness on the back of the palate, lingering spice and sweetness. Overall, a pretty good pumpkin brew in my opinion.. very quaffable and very pie-like. Probably couldn’t drink more than 1, 2 tops, of these.. but they are tasty. daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Clear brown pour, tan head. Aroma pumpkin pie spices, orange peel and toffee. Flavor is sweeter than most pumpkin beers. Tastes like a sweet potato pie beer almost. Spicy and sweet with the orange showing up again. Good take on the style riversideAK (6260) - 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.