thegreenrooster (4402) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Pour is a crystal clear amber with a large white head. Aroma is a decent fall spice with some cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Flavor is a little weaker than the aroma let on. There still is a nice spice but there is a odd soapy aftertaste. Plenty of spice is left on the tongue. Not as rich as some pumpkin beers but this has a nice spice profile. ozzy70 (1148) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Tap at Great Nebraska Beer Fest. Pour was orangish, off white head. Aroma was pumpkin, spice, nutmeg. Taste was medium sweet, nutmeg, pumpkin flavors. ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 5, 2016
A mediocre pumpkin ale. Not particularly spicy but with a solid sweet body. Tried at the Great Nebraska Beerfest with Jess in 2016. jredmond (8285) - New York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2016
Bottle shamelessly shared at the RLGK tasting, March 2016. Pours a clear amber body with no head, minor lacing. Mouthfeel is thin bodied and spicy, with notes of spicy pumpkin, sweet malts and sugars. Quick3Beers (1234) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Pours a clear dark amber from a bottle. Aroma is surprisingly banana-y, with typical pumpkin spice and vanilla notes. A little thin with an unpleasant bitterness on the finish. Meh.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Poured into a pint glass.
3.0 A: Clear light orange color. One and a half fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is below average and no lacing is left.
2.75 S: Light pumpkin spices with cinnamon and nutmeg most notable. A light hint of caramel accompany mildly bready malts. Pretty mundane overall.
2.25 T: For an unimpressive as the nose is, the taste is more so. It tastes like a half assed pumpkin ale cut with water. Weak spices, weak malts without any strong anchoring flavor, and no hop flavor presence.
2.0 M: Light body. Watery feel. Moderate carbonation. No creaminess to speak of.
2.0 D: Sad excuse of a pumpkin beer.
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DavoleBomb, Nov 30, 2015 alexsdad06 (10431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2016
12 oz bottle at home. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have roasted pumpkin, sweet malts, caramel, pumpkin pie spices, some crust, a bit thin but nothing bad, nothing really stands out either. Dacrza (980) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2015
DATE TASTED: November 20, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Hobgoblin pint... OCCASION: having said goodbye to the boys’ pack leader, I now turn my attention to Shan’s birthday tomorrow... APPEARANCE: odd, burlap-patterned label; extremely lively, with herds of bubbles cascading upwards; an equally handsome amber orange body with clarity; snow white head is two-fingered, thick and creamy--the retention is impressive... AROMA: thick pumpkin mixes with allspice, cinnamon, and sharper scents like cheddar jack.. an astringent, medicinal aroma pushes back and cloys, making the experience varied... PALATE: fluid, soft and warming for 5.5% ABV; drinks like a lager...little aftertaste, and the pace is swift in its sipping--sessionable for a spice/vegetable beer...TASTE: a nice malty pumpkin is the majority of the profile, with a lighter flavor than expected; the spices are mostly aligned, with some astringent fluctuation... OVERALL: as pumpkin beers go, not too shabby--not forgettable, but not unforgettable either...one of the better looking seasonals...
alobar (3793) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Pours a clear amber color with a creamy white head. Aroma of mostly cinnamon and nutmeg. Sweet flavor with pumpkin and spice background. Decent, but not impressive. samsmith33 (772) - - NOV 9, 2015
Ok, tried after pumpkin beer finals,so maybe a little underwhelmed only in comparison to some giants. Apple and cinnamon are strong, pumpkin is weak.