onceblind (8177) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out a transparent dark orange, fluffy khaki head with good lacing. Oh, that smell! Perhaps the best smelling pumpkin ale I ever smelt. Creamy pumpkin pie pilling, a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste is found lacking though. Still good, just lighter bodied than I demand, crisp and clean. Not as creamy as the smell would hint at. Good, not great.
BMan1113VR (7917) - 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.
PorterPounder (7613) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - on tap at the BJís. Dark copper pour, light off-white head, light lacing. Sweet pumpkin pie spice aroma. Spice forward flavor with some cloves and pumpkin pie spice, a touch of ripening vegetables. Crisp mouthfeel. Refreshing.
Ernest (7476) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie), with notes of allspice and cinnamon. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery (almost syrupy) texture, lively carbonation. Very attractive spice aroma with a nourishing malt background, just how I like my winter warmers. Just a tad too sweet, as with most of BJs brews, but this is one of the better winter brews Iíve had this year.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear glowing amber with a white head. Big spicy canned pumpkin pie filling aroma. Light body. Strong pumpkin pie spice flavors with little malty or yeasty richness to add body and smooth some of the sharp spicyness. [email protected]
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap Woodland Hills, Ca: Dark copper hue with no head. Huge spicy aroma like many holiday beers, my Aunt's pumpkin pie. Tones of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, mild hops, and roasted malt. Gutwein like spices marry well with medium malt levels. Very light bitterness on finish. No pumpkin taste on palate. Thin-bodied but still slighty chewy, weird. Unique, this style of beer. The spices are a bit too much.
Earlier Rating: 9/18/2003 Total Score: 3
Dark copper hue with no head. Huge spicy aroma like many holiday beers, my Aunt's pumpkin pie. Tones of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, mild hops, and roasted malt. Gutwein like spices marry well with medium malt levels. Very light bitterness on finish. No pumpkin taste on palate. Thin-bodied but still slighty chewy, weird. Unique, this style of beer. The spices are a bit too much.
BuckeyeBoy (6544) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap South side (Seattle) Pours out a amber topped with a small of white head. Aroma was of spice, pumpkin, and nutmeg. Tast was more of the pumpkin and spice.
Pailhead (6525) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: The aroma is a nice combination of ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Itís a transparent amber with small off-white head. The flavor starts with cinnamon and ginger with some faint caramel in the background. The finish has an increases spice presence with nutmeg and clove. Light bodied with mild carbonation. A solid pumpkin beer.
GenDV138 (6433) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4-5 oz pour on draft at BJís (Gainesville, VA location) with a Mustang Sally yelling DCLawyer. A pumpkin ale on tap in April, who would have thought? Clear dark amber with beige head. Aromas of pumpkin spices, herbs, cinnamon. Tastes of pumpkin spices, herbs, cinnamon, malt, caramel. Medium-light body with a dry finish.