SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2011
On tap at BJ’s In Mesquite, TX. Pours a clear, deep orange/amber with beige creamy head. Aroma of strong pumpkin, nutmeg, some cinnamon and malt. Flavor is much the same with a strong spiciness and solid malty backbone with a very nice sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium body, medium-high carbonation, solid body. Overall I felt this was one of the tastier pumpkin brews I had this year. Good stuff! Ernest (7819) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2002
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 I've had this year. J_man (1022) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Nice orange/tan color with almost no head (apparently like all BJs beers, at least in the Tustin, CA restaurant). Pumpkin spice in the aroma and in the taste with strong emphasis on cinnamon. Medium bodied with a really nice balance of pumpkin pie spice and malt, not too much or too little. Whatever hops might have been in there were kept in the background. Very well made and enjoyable pumpkin ale. mike67 (1268) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2011
On tap at BJ’s in Houston (Brewed by St Arnolds). Pours amber with a white, short lived, foamy head and soda like carbonation. Aroma is of pumpkin, spices and caramel malt. Full, smooth body. Taste is similar to aroma. Short, smooth finish. Good brew. sloshgator (770) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Drank as BJ’s Pumpkin Ale -- nice session seasonal brew. Mild malty nose with pumpkin pie spices coming off an orange pour with an adequate head. Taste is lighter than most pumpkin beers with pumpkin pie spices and clean finish. Pumpkin Ale is nothing special but a nice Autumn change with the seasons.
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Aroma= Nice notes of Nutmeg and Ginger/ aka pumpkin spice
Appearance= Deep amber/ mahagony, slightly off white head
Flavor= Really nice for a Veg/Spice beer. the profile of a nice bitter or pale ale is the base and the spice is balanced just right not to cloy the sences. Spiciness from ginger mixes well with low hop bitterness
Palate= Medium light body
Overall= This is a really nice balanced no cloying Spice beer with a great nose. I was pleasantly suprised. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2007
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. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2007
On tap: The aroma is a nice combination of ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. It’s 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.