eboats (1115) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 19, 2004
Oh man this beer is sex. Orange with a white head. Aroma smells like a spicey pumpkin pie. If you like pumpkin pie you will like this beer. If you love pumpkin pie you will love this beer. If you love pumpkin pie and you love beer you will blow your load to this beer. Taste is like a spicey slice of pumpkin pie WITH whip cream. This is my 1st pumpkin beer and definately won’t be my last. I am very excited about this style. It was a little thin, but still very good. Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Pours an ice tea/orange with a huge soap suds head. I agree that the aroma is what makes this beer. Smells like liquid pumpkin pie. Alas,I wish it tasted like it smelled and I’d gladly give it a high 4s rating. The spices come thru as modest,the pumpkin almost not there. Better to call this a halloween spiced ale. Mouthfeel was too watery and thin.
Hint,combine a 50/50 mixture of DFH Punkin with this stuff. NICE! twid (2) - Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2004 does not count
the aroma makes this beer. smells like homemade pumpkin pie. a nice orange color with a small slightly orange head. tastes like a fairly standard amber ale, with light clove nutmeg and pumpkin flavors. a little thin on the palate. i would almost be content just smelling the beer. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2004
Bottle. Nose smells like fresh pumpkin pie with all the usual spices. The cloves, nutmeg, and cinamon are very well placed in this beer. It tastes like what you would expect to taste if you chased pumpkin pie with NB Fat Tire. Despite the liberal use of spices, it is quite dry. The finish is a little tart, but nice. My only complaint is that it seems a little thin. If this had a little more body, it would be much better. beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2004
This is the most like a pumpkin pie of any beer I’ve had this season. Rich spicy texture that makes you smile as it goes down. Possibly my favorite pumpkin yet--holding out for Boston Beer Works, though.
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2004
Bottle. Pumpkin pie spice aroma. Slightly acrid with a hint of biscuit. Pours a bit hazy with a orange color and no head to speak of. One dimensional flavor of spice with little pumpkin.Decent body. Slight bitter finish. Dissapointing as the originator of the style. PWalk (338) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2004 Bottle: Extremely drinkable pumpkin ale that has the aroma of a freshly baked pie. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and all spice flavors are overwhelming at the nose and on the palate. The beer tastes great and the flavors are well balanced with a good malty finish. Poured a golden orange with a decent white head sitting on top. REcommended for the style. Enniskillen (2061) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 12, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2004 Smells like pumpkin pie, and I like pumpkin pie. Cinnamon, nutmeg, foamy white head. My 1st pumpkin beer. It was very nice, pretty fun. But I’m sure I wouldn’t want to drink this all the time, or more then one in a sitting. 5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2004
Bottle pours translucent orange, small white fizzly head that quickly fades, good carbonation, with slick lacing. Pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice on the nose... quite strong too. Nutmeg & cinnamon galore, with minor pumpkin like flavor on the tongue. Good body, decent mouthfeel. Finishes rather quickly, which I prefer. I look forward to this one each year, and this year is just about perfect.   Not overly spiced like it was a few years ago.   Defintely comparable to last years batch. sethdude (708) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2004
I really like pumpkin ales, so this one gets extra credit just for being the style. POurs a rich orange color, making my snifter resmble, well, a pumpkin. Thin head rests on top, like cool-whip on a pumpkin pie. Aroma is wonderful, pumpkin pie with extra spices. Cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and pumpkin all distinguishable. Flavor is initially spices, then pumpkin, then sweet malts. The base for this is nothing spectacular, but lends quality to the end of this tasty treat. Man, do I love this style!