tmoreau (4428) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2013
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and dispensed to a shaker showing a clear, mahogany color, with a decent layer of cakey/moussy, off white head foam, and fairly lasting cling to the lacing. The aroma was very light, with some maltiness, and a subtle scent of dark fruit/prune, but no spice. Briefly introduced to some spice as cinnamon at the beginning of the taste, but a strong, almost abrasive, earthy, and very lingering hop bitterness squelched any enjoyment of those notes. Quite malty, medium bodied, and suitably carbonated. Nice idea, but out of balance, highly hopped, and tough to finish. Might try it down the road to see if it has mellowed, or maybe try the bottled version. Cavie (4725) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Tap at FW Gman. Can't tell the appearance because it was poured into a jet black pint glass. Aroma has a bit of spice and yam. Flavor is dry, slight spice, leaves and malt. Finishes dry.
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A nice fall seasonal. Not pumpkin or yam or any other harvest fruit, but plenty of spices accent this malty beer. GTAEgeek (2257) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Sample at Ale Yeah! Caramel colored pour, with a big, bubbly, beige head. The aroma is earthy hops, light cinnamon, cardamom, and sourdough. The flavor is sweet, and fairly bitter. Medium body, chalky, with a pretty clean finish. Overall, this is weakly spiced beer, and overly hopped. Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Pours light ruby with a finger white head.
Smell is clove allspice and a bit of cinnamon
Taste creamy spicy sweet, a lot like a pumpkin beer without the pumpkin
Hanuta06 (469) - Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2014 Serving: from bottle--purchased at Costco.
Aroma: moderately sweet, caramel malt.
Appearance: average-sized, off-white initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Clear, dark-orange body.
Taste: lightly sour, citrusy initial flavor and lightly bitter finish with average duration.
Palate: medium body, oily texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: very good. Easy to drink. baraciisch (3276) - California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Tan orange in color... Aroma of cinnamon, spices... Flavor is lightly bitter, prevalent notes of cinnamon, nutmeg... Light body, malt sweetness... Decent
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Bottle - pours cloudy amber with medium thick head. Nose is strong of cinnamon and spice. Taste is also cinnamon heavy combined with bitter hop. I would prefer more nutmeg and some sweetness added (maple would be nice).
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From bottle. Dark copper color. Aroma is grassy hops and a hint of the spices. Taste is of lightly bitter grass hops with the cinnamon and spicing. Finish is more bitter than spiced. Would be better with the addition of some pumpkin. elamericano (34) - Moscow, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Poured from a bottle at ~45-50 degrees Fahrenheit. For some reason, this bee strikes me as being a good choice to sip in a cozy atmosphere while autumn leaves swirl or rain falls outside. It’s a comfort beer, if there is such a thing.
Pint pours clear red-amber with 3/4-inch of hops, medium carbonation. Spicy, pleasant aroma with notes of nutmeg and hints of pumpkin. Tastes toasty and spicy.
This beer doesn’t blow me away, but it’s one I’d buy again. Very subtle and warming presence.