Guerde (1297) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2009
(bottle from ksurkin) Pours a clear dark amber with no head. The aroma has a bunch of baked pumpkin, plenty of cinnamon, nutmeg, and a bit of pie crust as well. The cinnamon is quite strong in this pumpkin ale, which sets it apart from other pumpkin ales I’ve had lately. Another aroma that sets this apart from other pumpkin ales is a bit of hay, which was quite a surprise. The flavor has a little baked pumpkin and sweet caramel, that switches to a nice spice finish, with the cinnamon carrying on long after sipping. Mouthfeel is medium to full, and carbonation is smooth. This is a better than average pumpkin ale, but my only complaint would be that there isn’t enough of the rich baked pumpkin in the flavor. Thanks Ken! Tmoney99 (14773) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear dark orange color with an average off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Solid pumpkin aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy pumpkin sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid seasonal beer.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Butters from the brewery on 11/05/2009. Clear amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Slight ginger and cinnamon aroma. Big cinnamon flavor, light pumpkin, some gingerbread. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
j12601 (12982) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle courtesy of dkachur (I think) in the Mystery Swap. Pours a clear orange hued brown with a thin beige head. Huge caramel and gingerbread with some roasted pumpkin and squash aromas. Medium bodied, lightly sweet with vanilla, caramel, and spice. Finishes with some nice spices and almost a pie crust flavor. Smooth and tasty. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2010
12oz bottle from ken i believe.... pours a cloudy, mostly opaque, darker caramel brown with a lacy thin soapy white head.... aroma of pumpkin, almost a strong ginger essence, and some accompanying spices, perhaps cardammon.... flavors are sweeter than expected with cinammon, cardammon spice to accentuate the pumpkin essence. medium carbonation with adequate body. a bit too lively at the backend but still one of the better pumpkin brews that i have had actually.
DCJack (185) - Alabama, USA - DEC 1, 2010
I’m not big on fruit beers and this has a big fruit taste. Lotsa cinnamon, like drinking a pumpkin pie. Bet I’m the first person to say that.
Very thick mouthfeel, which I like. Gives a good happy buzz. alobar (3864) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Pours a clear copper color with no head. Aroma of pumpkin, allspice, and nutmeg. Lots of pumpkin flavor with hint of graham with nutmeg and allspice. This is a really good pumpkin ale! Braudog (6793) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Draft at Green Leafe. Dark, rusty orange with just a whisper of a whipped cream head. This drinks with a mellow pumpkin tinge, appearing mostly in the finish. Quite drinkable, and a nice easy-going introduction to the concept of gourds in beer to someone who hasn’t tried it before. (#4366, 11/27/2011) Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Courtesy of rayl101. Hazy amber, mahogany, no head. Aroma has nice combo of pumpkin, spice, back-end sweetness. Flavor much the same, spice tends to take over, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice. Mouthfeel is a little slick, could use more carbonation. AdamChandler (5113) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2012
acquired this in a trade. Shared with friends in a Hill Farmstead glass.
A - 1/4 Finger head. The beer is a dark leather with pumpkin appearance sort of an off orange appearance.
S - Pumpkin pie, spices, whip cream and milk.
T - Pumpkin spices, canned pumpkin puree and milk. Very weak taste compared to the amazing smell.
M - 80% carbonation, light bodied
O - It’s a good beer. Maybe better fresh but overall, tasty and worth the trade.