Dacrza (1008) - 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 (3863) - 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.
puboflyons (3463) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 1, 2015
rom the bottle dated 24 Aug 2015. Mainly orange-amber pour with a cream colored heard that lingers some. A feint pumpkin spice character on the nose. Clean crisp hop note. The body is about medium. The taste is mostly subdued with a tip of the hat to the nutmeg flavors and mild bitterness. There are better pumpkin ales out there. monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Not a great pumpkin. Pours an ugly orange with a white head. Smells slightly of fake pumpkin. Taste is cinnamon and a bit of pumpkin, by boring. Had on tap at the Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival in Wilminton, NC.
arn8897 (412) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Pours a clear copper color with a white head. Slight pumpkin aroma. Flat flavor nothing special. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle from Chevy Chase Supermarket. Hazy orange body with thin head. Nose is spicy, floral of pumpkins and oranges. Taste is also pumpkins, sugar, caramel and spices. Syrupy texture. BigBeer45 (1554) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle purchased at Champanes,
this beer had a clear light-medium orange-red pour and it gave a small white & off-white cover that receded quickly to a small ring with an island of bubbles,
the nose had aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and pepper spice with a little clove, vegetable / pumpkin, malt and a little bread with malt sweetness,
the flavors had spices that were similar to the aroma with a little pumpkin / vegetable, toasted malt and bread, malt and bread sweetness,
the finish had a light hop bitterness with a small spice bite, spices, malt and malt sweetness trailed afterwards,
the mouth feel was light, it was a little creamy and had average to lively carbonation,
a light toasted malt beer with spices and pumpkin / vegetable, the spices were more out front in the flavor than on the nose, a so-so pumpkin beer chinchill (5163) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2015
12 oz 2015 bottle with a bottling date stamp of July 2015, served in a Belgian snifter.
Copper body with excellent clarity but a weak head. Minimal lacing.
More spicing in the flavor than I get in the aroma.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation and body.
O: Pleasant aroma with less impressive flavor. BillKismet (4090) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Orange-amber, flat appearance in the his pumpkin brew. Appealing lambent natural pumpkin aroma accompanied by a restrained amount of cinnamon and nutmeg that accentuate the bouquet. The body is of moderate amber malts and gives off some pumpkin notes again accompanied by proportionate doses of cinnamon, and perhaps allspice or nutmeg. A twinkle of vanilla and orange creamsicle develops over time in the aroma and flavor. Overall, a solid, fairly straightforward pumpkin ale.