Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle from Cavie. Dark amber pour with a small off-white head. Aroma is cinnamon, more spice, and pumpkin. Taste is pretty malty, pumpkin spice, and a little caramel. Maverick34 (3300) - New York, USA - APR 24, 2012
Bottled. Poured ambery....your standard pumpkin ale here, nothing great but not awful. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of pumpkins and spices. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a crystal clear amber color with a large fizzy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of pumpkin spice, pumpkin and a malty finish. The taste is slightly tart pumpkins, a significant dose of spice and a mild hop finish. Medium bodied, well balanced. otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Appearance: ambers and oranges – polished and bright with a touch of darkness in the middle. A coppery pithy head fades sticky, leaving a swath of lace in its wake and a thin layer capping the brew below. Swirls with nothing extra.
Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Nose: allspice and cinnamon hit first followed by tons of pumpkin chunks. Pumpkin pie crust golden brown in the back. Cinnamon apples.
Palate: medium weight, full and chewy. Nice pumpkin chunks and pulp in the finish feel more like swallowing pumpkin than pumpkin beer. Spice swaddles the edges with cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Fresh cinnamon sticks underneath. Pumpkin is the glue that holds it all together.
Final Thoughts: hands down the best beer I have had from Blue Point yet. That isn’t to say the standard line-up of beers from Blue Point aren’t good; they are great every day session beers but in looking for something standout-ish…not so much. I loved the fresh pumpkin quality of this particular fall seasonal. The spices were there to help while gobs of fresh munchable drinkable pumpkin tempted and I succumbed.
Clear amber pour with fading sudsy offwhite head. Nose starts very nicely with a good blend of pumpkin spices. Unfortunately the flavor just doesn’t go the extra mile. Nothing wrong, just kinda normal without any wow factor. Honestly, better than I expected, but on the whole just another slightly average pumpkin beer. deanso (10101) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - DEC 6, 2011
On tap at a Scottish bar in NYC close to Times SQ.
Thin white head. Slightly hazy amber pour. Some spiciness LIVEFAST (62) - Mount Misery, Valley Forge, - NOV 28, 2011
Sampler @ Capone’s, firkin. Orange/light brown with no real head to talk about. Nose is mostly spices(nutmeg, cinnamon) with a bit of pumpkin. Firkin tames the pumpkin in the taste, but leaves a very prominent spice character. Drinkability is good, but a bit to spicy for my liking. cheap (6074) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
from a screw top 12 oz bottle. drank directly from the bottle so i am assuming it is the color of any other punky beer. smells a little like pumpkin, just barely, of course wit spices. yes, a little bitter and medicinal like man punky beers, probably a style that rates up there with ipa as far as i am concerned. yes a beer but polluted with pumpkin and spices, like so many other punk beers. ok for t his type but not really anything special. i wish these punk beers tasted more like pumpkin pie. you know, so many breweries feel they have to fill that profitable pumpkin niche, i just wish they would focus on making good beer, not popular beer. overall, about average for the pumpkin style, on the finish there are no real negative ale attributes. Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
Draft @ Cervesas. Spicy orange hue, nice head. Sweet (underscore) cookie aroma, carrying over into the palate, which is also very soft. Lots of roasted caramelized pumpkin. Spice is barely there. Is overall mild, bready, and thin.