Frank (4194) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2010
This is one of those spice beers that just seems a bit haphazard. The color is a muddy orange brown though the head is pretty nice. Spice is dominant but the nose is overall pretty mild and the spice really adds neither warmth nor vibrancy. There is just not much malt flavor to back up the spice here and it’s not dry enough to make it crisp. It’s overall light bodied and possibly a bit over-carbonated. There is a slight band-aid off note in the finish but it really doesn’t detract much. In short, this is a spiced beer. That’s all it is, a brown ale made w/ some spices in it. It is exactly equal to the sum of its part. hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Orange-amber body with a clinging white head. The aroma stands out immediately and is dominated by spices. Smells like potpouri. Pretty smooth mouthfeel, a bit oily. The spices are not as prominent in the flavor. More of the pumpkin flavor comes through there. Finishes somewhat sour. Not a bad pumpkin beer. Voodoo (667) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Pours a clean orange-copper color resulting in very little lacing. Very good mouthfeel, with pumpkin taste dominating the barely perceptible spices giving it less a pumpkin pie taste and more a straight up pumpkin beer. Adequate carbonation and the flavor remains for a bit. amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Pours an orange amber with a white head, medium to lively carbonation, and thin lacing. Doughy spiced aroma, cloves... allspice. Your mouth is bombarded with spices and a semi sweet taste, a little sour too. Average carbonation in your mouth with a light body and a semi bitter finish. Overall a 12. crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 26, 2010
bottle. Had a nice amber body with a thick slightly off-white head. Aroma had a nice caramel malt note to it. A good spice note mainly nutmeg, but some cloves and brown sugar. Flavor was mainly sweet, first with caramel malts and later with the seasonal spices. Could note detect any of the wheat notes, but still an enjoyable beer. Finish was smooth.
jredmond (8285) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Bottle split with Linh. Pours a dark murky brown body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is stringent spice. Mouthfeel is smooth and carbonated with spice notes. Maverick34 (3239) - New York, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Draught. Pours a cloudy burnt siena with mild head. Aroma is cinnamon gingerbread etc. Watery mouthfeel. johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy, brown-orange color with a thin off white head that quickly dissipates. Traces of some sediment. Lots of baking spices in the aroma, with cinnamon and allspice being most dominant. There is some fresh pumpkin and toasted malt in the background. Overpowering spices and a faint smokey flavor drown out any pumpkin that may be in here and leaves a slight medicinal aftertaste. Disappointing because I enjoy these spices in my Fall seasonals when balanced properly. paulgermain (16) - sterling heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2010
A really great aroma. Reminds you of fall. A good color when poured into a glass. the taste is slightly bitter. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2010
The aroma is malty, but sweet and spicy like the fall should smell. The color is a beautiful orange amber. There is a malty aftertaste that is slightly sweet and a little bit too much allspice. But overall it was enjoyed.