crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 26, 2005
pretty good overall, pumpkin flavor was mild at best but there were notes of nutmeg and corraindor. aroma was mlaty with sweet cinnamon notes and some pumpkin. poured an orange-amber hue with a slightly off white head. Braudog (6712) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Poured a dark orange that inspired my drinking partner to shout "It’s orange!" Nice poofy head. Bready consistency. Bit of a pumpkin pie flavor with a tinge of nutmeg, but not obtuse or overpowering. Almost comes off with a metallic caramel twist. Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Pumpkin Ales come out once a year. Their main purposeis it to celebrate the spices of the season. Some breweries make the pumpkin spice subltle but counter-act it with a hop variatle that best fits the style. Other brewers make the Pumpkin flavor dominant in a pleasent way. This brew had none of the above. Very weak in flavor. I Didn’t think Pumpkin Ale when i was drinking it and definitly no complex flavor to make up for it. Tasted like a stronger amber ale..Bass Ale? John Courage maybe.
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Served in highball glass rimmed with cinnamon sugar. Pumpkin taste was very subtle. Nice color - would drink again. mikey67156 (9) - Winfield, Kansas, USA - SEP 22, 2005 does not count
This beer is like a regular red ale with some pumpkin pie spice tossed in for that autmn feel.
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2005
This beer tastes like the regular Blue moon except with some allspice thrown in. Pumpkin is very very subtle but some fruitiness is evident upfront. The spices become noticeable in the finish. An okay beer. stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - SEP 20, 2005
Their slogan should be, "It’s not that bad." Spices are muted, not overdone. Pumpkin is not perceptable. Tastes like a middle of the road amber ale with a few spices in it. Not bad once a year when you first feel the chill of autumn. thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Orange/amber color, foamy off white head. Smells sweet and floral. I am surprised that I dont smell much spice commonly associated with pumpkin ales. Very metallic flavor at first that gives way to a very dry feel. Not too bad really. Not over the top spicy like some seem to be, but I was really hoping for more myself. Kind of a sour seltzer water taste really. Once you keep drinking it the aftertaste seems to take over your entire mouth and that is all that you taste. roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Pours a nice dark hazy orange color with a good amount of froathy white head. Aroma is a bit metallic, sweet, very slight pumpkin spices, and a bit of coriander. Flavor is light and watery with a bit of creamy pumpkin spice. Overall, my first pumpkin beer, not too shabby but i think there are better ones out there. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2005
A good try at a specilaty beer but not quite the winner I thought it was going to be. A huge display at the beer store and wow I thought this was going to hit me good. Hazy, very weak head, slight pumpkin taste slight is the key word. A cood dark amber color with very little flavor. I think coors missed on this beer.