scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2001
Aroma of nutmeg dominates. Nice subtle flavor of pumpkin and the finish of pumpkin spices and hops. Best pumpkin ale out there. 21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2001
pumpkin flavored anything is good for me.................................... TAR (2802) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2001
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2003 Minus the pumpkin, this would be a very bland beer. Doesn't taste as good as it smells. HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - OCT 15, 2001
Nice pumpkin pie flavor and aroma, but the pumpkin pie flavor didn't blend with the beer flavor as well as I would have liked. Even so, I would still say it was pretty good. joet (2678) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2001
An ordinary pale ale, with an orangey color, and some actual flavor of pumpkin as well as spices added to pumpkin pie -- allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg. The sweetness of the spice clashes with the hoppier than average, flatter brew. The effect fails completely. The pumpkin flavored beer might have some chance with a sweeter, less hopped brew. Points for the orange color and an E for effort.
PhillyBeer2112 (2940) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2001
Gross. Loaded with pumpkin pie spice - overdone and doesn't work in beer. The pumpkin flavor is fine but leave the spices out. Chemically as well - probably due to the spice interactions with the malt. Otherwise very nice orange-copper color. chupe66699 (6) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2001 does not count
Basically agreed with the last reviewer; very nice nose, full of sweet spices, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, but rather lacking on flavor. Practically no hops, and no aftertaste. I remember thinking the taste to be rather transparent; excellent aroma, but none of that aroma transfers into the flavor of the beer. It's rather light and easy drinking, but the pumpking flavor doesn't come through as well as does say the Wild Onion Pumpkin Ale (still my fave pumpkin ale). boto (2293) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2001
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2004 12oz. bottle: This poured an amber color. It is clear, with maybe a hint of orange to it. There is a fizzy head that dissapates almost instantly. Not getting any lacing from the beer. It definitely smells like a pumpkin pie. The flavor is malty, with a good hit of pumpkin pie spiciness. Fairly crisp and dry taste. I remember this being better years ago, but then it wasn't being contract brewed. Bov (13442) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 4, 2000
honey colour, cinnamon and fine pumpkin aroma, spicy - very pleasant........ mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2000
One of the best Pumpkin Ales I've ever tried. Extremely well balanced with all the pumpkin pie spices and the crystal malts. Beautiful orange/copper color. Exquisite pumpkin pie aroma. Literally like liquid pumpkin pie!