Travlr (24897) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Draft. Cloudy orange brown color. Aroma of spice. Taste is watery spice. Not enough gourd or body. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 6, 2011
A: The beer pours a cloudy brown color with just a small off-white head.
S: It’s slightly acidic on the nose before the spices come into play. Plenty of cinnamon and nutmeg, perhaps a hint of vanilla. There are some definite green apple and apple cider notes along with a light bread aroma.
T: Starts off with sweet malt and bread notes. Some good spiciness of nutmeg and cinnamon. There is a mild toasted malt flavor as well as some hints of fruits and a light tartness.
M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.
O: Reminiscent of my failed/infected pumpkin homebrew a couple years ago. Tmoney99 (14495) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear copper color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy spicy tart pumpkin aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy spice and pumpkin sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good seasonal beer.
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 22, 2010
(12oz, bottled Aug 09, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of florals, ginger, caramel, and some pumpkin. Flavor of caramel, cinnamon, pumpkin, ginger, and florals. j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle split with my wife. Pours a hazed amber orange with a medium sized white head. Spices on the nose, malt, a bit of paper. Medium-bodied, soft malt into spices. A hint of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg. Gentle finish with a touch of warming alcohol. Decent.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2011 DocLock (10702) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Name: Pumpkinhead Ale
Date: September 23, 2006
Source: Brewfest, Asheville
Appearance: crystal clear amber, thin fine white head, lots of lace
Aroma: big sweet pumpkin pie aroma with lots of cinamon
Flavor: nice pumpkin flavor that is balanced by the spices rather than hidden by them
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Date: September 17, 2011
Source: Brewfest, Brewgrass
Appearance: hazy orange, wispy beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet pumpkin aroma, lots of pumpkin spices, cinnamon and nutmeg
Flavor: sweet pumpkin flavor, nice balancing spicyness, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Pours hazy dark orangish copper with off-white head. The aroma is pumpkin puree and spices with some caramel malt. The flavor is malty, on the dry side for this style, with a good dose of pumpkin puree and spice flavors. The palate is medium and smooth, but not terribly complex. alexsdad06 (10434) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2010
12 oz. bottle via trade. Pours a clear amber color with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet pumpkin pie aroma with the usual list of accompanying spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. The flavor has a nice dose of pumpkin that is balanced by the spices. This is somewhat thin and watery. Flavor fades into the finish. arminjewell (9676) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2011
12 oz bottle thanks Sam! Pour is clear to slightly hazy orange with white head that dissipates fairly quickly, pretty effervescent with tiny bubbles coming up. Aroma brings notes of nice pumpkin, toffee and biscuit, hints of clove and cinnamon in there as well. Taste is really nice and balanced, with hints of sweet pumpkin and biscuit notes mixing well with some nice clove, cinnamon, hints of earth and grass, finishing fairly bitter from the spice and dry. Nicely done! radagast83 (8072) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle, thanks to one of my friends. Poured a orange, copper color with a small white head. Aroma was notes of nutmeg, cinnamon. Nice caramel and pumpkin notes in this. Flavor had plenty of pumpkin pie filling, nice spice balance in this one. Really enjoyed it.