nick76 (4403) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2009 The aroma was more spicy than pumpkin like. That is not to say there was none because there was definitely some. There was also caramel malt but not much in the way of hops. The appearance was amber with an smaller head. The flavor had more pumpkin that the aroma lead on but it was very similar to it. The palate was OK. I love pumpkin beers so this seemed quite good to me. brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - NOV 12, 2007
On tap at BJ’s in Woodland Hills, great beer with an excellent aroma and an excellent pumpkin spice flavor, tastes like pumpkin pie! badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 6, 2007
On tap at BJs. Copper brown with a fizzy white head. Pumpkin and malt aroma. Taste of pumpkin and spice. Better than most pumpkin beers, but that’s not saying much. Rotorhead87 (119) - Temple, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Had this as a small sample, draft.
It definitely has a pumpkin flavor too it. Not sure what else to say about it, but it was definitely good. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Not the worst pumpkin beer I’ve ever had, but still I find them lacking. Perhaps I’m expecting a bit more sweetness to come forward and since it never does, I’m left slightly disappointed. Either way, this wasn’t a bad beer at all. Aroma is slightly vegetative, perfumy with enough nutmeg to notice. Appearance is a light amber color, off-white head. Flavor was a bit green, vegetative with some subtle cinammon and nutmeg spices to notice but not overpower. A bit watery, I felt if it were more creamy, with a little more sweetness left in it it could have been better. But, still...not bad.
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Pumpkin AleCaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2007
Source: Brewpub, Brea, CA
hazy dark amber, frothy tan head, big cinamon spiced aroma with hints of nutmeg and ginger, sweet flavor like a pumpkin pie with all of the spices and the pumpkin pulp, light bitterness from the spices, well balanced for the style
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
On tap at the Brea location on 12/3/06: Pours a transparent copper bronze with a wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet cinnamony nutmeg and caramel malt. Body starts with a light sugary caramel maltiness and a pumpkin spice flavor that reminds me of those windmill cookies. Nicely-balanced and enjoyable brew with good use of the pumpkin and spice flavors. allfreej (567) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 13, 2007
On tap, BJ’s Summerlin, Las Vegas. Pumpkin pie spices, malty, very clean tasting. goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2007
Brea location: Hazy deep amber color with a creamy off-white head. Big aroma of cinnamon and ginget. It smells like a ginger bread cookie. Clove notes as well. The beer tastes like pumpkin pie. It was strong and almost overwhelms on the first sip but then you are ready for it. Not bad. IrishBoy (4252) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Draft at Bakersfield; Nose of cinnamon and nutmeg; light amber with a medium beige head; flavor of cinnamon, nutmeg, and caramel malt.