Dogbrick (13776) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Sample at the Hills Market beer tasting on 08/22/2013. Pours a clear copper-orange color with a medium off-white head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and pumpkin spices. Light to medium body with flavors of caramel malt, nutmeg and earthy hops. The finish is sweet with a caramel and pumpkin spice aftertaste. Decent overall. jbruner (5287) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Pours a bubbly copper from the can with off-white head. Aroma is what you expect, pumpkin pie: cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, pumpkin. Taste follows, kind of light and a bit metallic. Not bad, lower end but way better than shipyard pumpkinhead. Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle. Poured 8/20/13. Dark amber-brown with a fluffy, bubbly, off-white/brown head. Aroma is very fresh, smells like Fall; pumpkin, spice, floral, herbal, sweet caramel, some light biter hops. Taste is pumpkin, clove, spice, hint of campfire, vanilla, woody, and something fresh and tasty that I can’t quite put my finger on; finish is fresh pumpkin flesh. Some really nice lacing. Medium carbonation. Mouth feel is slick and oily but with a definite chewy quality. This isn’t bad at all. Enjoying this quite a bit. This pumpkin ale stands out with its freshness of flavor and also some very interesting characteristics in the flavor profile. Worth trying! Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy cinnamon, lighter nutmeg, ginger, caramel, and light pumpkin. It pours a dark brown with some orange transparency when held to the light. It has a three finger khaki head that has decent retention before fading to a thin film. There is a lot of sticky webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel and roasted pumpkin. The finish has nutmeg, ginger, light cinnamon, and faint roasted nuts. It’s light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, the flavors are a little mild for my preferences in a Pumpkin Ale. corkncap (6) - USA - AUG 15, 2013 does not count
This, as is the case with all pumpkin spice beers, is a matter of perspective. If you like this style, I believe it is an outstanding representation. It has nice balance of spice, sweetness, and a toasty biscuity finish. The closest thing to a slice of pumpkin pie in a bottle that I can recall, minus the Cool Whip.