TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Pours a cloudy orange amber with a smaller bubble/creamy off white head that left some light lacing. Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice, vanilla, bready and some pumpkin. Flavors of the same spices, some pie crust notes. Comes across nicely...a well done pumpkin ale. I personally like the style and look forward to new ones coming out each fall. wmubronco1992 (709) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Bottle. Medium light tan head. No lacing. Cloudy apple cider color. Aroma of cinnamon and allspice. Taste of the same. This was a great seasonal beer from the folks at Arcadia. Very satisfying and extremely drinkable. Perfect for a late fall evening. I will definitely look forward to this beer next fall. TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Smooth and tasty. this beer ushers in the fall with the rich aroma of pumpkin and spice and reminds me of a trip to the yankee candle store. FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours deep amber with a small white froth. Aroma is standard spices and sweet bready notes, a bit of pumpkin, flavor also strongly spiced, a bit of the pie crust character, finishing somewhat bitter. Medium body and crisp carbonation. firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Has the most pleasing "pumpkin" appearance of any pumpkin ale I’ve ever had: a beautiful, deep rich orange. Not overly sweety, mostly strong spice character stands out than pumpkin flavor. Spice wise, it’s more of a ginger/allspice profile than a cinnamon/nutmeg one. Nice nose. Bright on the tongue.
superspak (5883) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, fall 2014 bottling. Pours lightly hazy bright orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with god balance and solid complexity of dark/bready malt and spice notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light earthy spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and solid complexity of dark/bready malt and spice flavors; with a good malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very solid spiced ale. Good balance and solid complexity of dark/bready malt and spice flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A bit one dimensional, but nicely enjoyable otherwise. JaBier (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Sample at Buckeye Beer Engine on 9/14/14. Clear amber pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, malt and allspice. Malty flavor with ginger, cinnamon and allspice before a slightly bitter hop finish. Steve2256 (15) - Lathrup Village, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2014
I like this seasonal beer. My other fav is Dogfish Head Punkin. If you enjoy a pumpkin ale you should enjoy this flavor packed beer from the D. Clive and other seasonal spices are very prevalent. Enjoy. Cheers! - Steve
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Bottle. Very similar nutmeg aroma to New Belgium Ichabod. Allspice notes also evident. cinnamon more subdued. So, perhaps less pumpkin pieish and more holiday spiceish. Where Ichabod was slightly hazy light amber, this brew is murky, dark amber. Nice color. Small white head leaves a thin layer on top. Not much lace. Despite smelling less like pumpkin pie than Ichabod, Jaw-Jacker has the taste down even closer. Has the same long spice finish. Good brew. Very similar brew to Ichabod. I’m not sure which I like better. They’re both very good; I think I prefered the Ichabod, which was slightly less harsh and more drinkable but would need a side-by-side to be sure. pforei (338) - USA - OCT 19, 2007
Orange amber with a white head that dissipates to a remianing thin layer. Aroma of cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg, clove and caramel malt. Spicy pumpkiny taste married to decent malty amber ale. Medium to thin body. Spicy dry finish that gets a little sickening after a few.