SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at BJs San Jose. Gold with a light orange tint and a thick head that leaves some clingy lace. Pie spices and fleshy pumpkin in the aroma. Start a bit bland and finishes sweet with a thin body. Not much malt flavor and just a little spice in the beginning. Watery texture. Not offensive, but to bland and light for a pumpkin ale. I guess I just like the style thick and malty.
daknole (10936) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber. Smells like fresh baked pumpkin pie. Flavor is sweet and has s dose if spicy hops to go with the pumpkin pie spices. Nice.
BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
LIquid Pumpkin Pie! From beginning to end, this looks, smells, and taste like pie, almost unnatural. This uncanny likeness is the only drawback from this beer.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Big spicy nose. Pours a light amber with a solid white head. Heavy spice flavor, cinnamon, clove, allspice, mild pumpkin flavor, not bad. A little too spicy though.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
11/11/08 On draft at the brewpub Tukwila, Wa. Aroma is low slightly sour sweet pumpkin spice forward with light caramel. Appearance is slightly hazy copper with a very low white head. Flavor is sweet/sour spice and citrus forward, with an orangelike background. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a low carb texture and moderate acidic tang. Overall, easy drinking and simple.
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on tap at DTM’s Bday. I was surprised by this one. Nice and smooth, this brew had notes of brown sugar, cloves and nutmeg. Not overpowering and very balanced beer.
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at BJs Laguna Hills CA
Pours dark amber with a white head. Nice pumpkin spice aroma and flavor.
sebletitje (9908) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at BJs Tampa. 4.7abv
Pours amber - orange with white head.
Aroma of pumpkin, spices and hops.
Taste of pumpkin and light caramel malts with spices - cinnamon. Floral hops give the beer a faint orange mouthfeel.
A very decent seasonal pumpkin beer.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at BJs in Vacaville, CA. Poured a dark bronze color and smelled of cloves and brown sugar. Tasted like pumpkin pie. Winter spices made this sweet beer a winner in my book.
BMan1113VR (7921) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Westwood Location. Sent in a picture to be uploaded. Pours with a small, off-white head that fades and a clear very deep copper body. Decent lacing. Aroma of allspice, cinnamon, and wheat. Overall pretty weak aroma. Taste is cinnamon, allspice, brown sugar and sort of a lager crispness/yeast profile. Light astringency from the spice. Mouthfeel is water like and thin-ish.