Fin (10161) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Jose Pistolas, Philadelphia 17-11-08 Pours a hazy orange amber with no head and no apparent carbonation. The pumpkin is a little syrupy sweet, its good but possible a bit contrived there are spices aplenty, a real spicy nose and a real autumnal feel to it, its fine but just too, too spicy. A7 A3 F6 P3 OV13 3.2
DuffMan (9999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange amber.Intensely spicey aroma and flavour, mostly cloves and mace. Caramel malt lends a sugary pumpkinish quality I suppose.
marcus (9827) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours orange with a thick beige head and a pumpkin aroma. There is a harsh pumpkin pie flavor with lots of spice. A bit overwhelming.
alexsdad06 (9827) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from a 12 oz. bottle. Poured mostly clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma was mostly the spices (cloves, et al.) with some malts present as well. The flavor was mostly spicey, with some semi sweet malt and perhaps pumpkin. This was my second attempt at a pumpkin beer and I’m thinking that its just not my style. The aroma of theis one was less offensive than the first.
sebletitje (9706) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle pours golden/copper with a thick white head.
Aroma of light spices, cinnamon, aroma reminded more of a mix between orange/pumpkin.
Taste, malty, sweet. Maybe too sweet for a pumpkin ale.
Very weak taste of pumpkin. As with the Buffalo Bill’s Orange Blossom, you get this mix hops/yeast that gives you the impression of drinking a soapy soda.
I am still wondering where the pumpkin and the spices went? Just too weak, missing a good kick.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yellow-orange, mildly hazy appearance. White head quickly fading to minimal. Bubbles on side of glass. Pronounced, strong carbonation. (artificial?) pumpkin aroma, and not much else. Pretty much just watered-down pumpkin. Medium sweet taste. Boring bare-bones pumpkin ale.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown-orange beer that pours with a nice lasting beige head. Smells like a pumpkin pie. Good carbonation. Tastes very sweet fading to a medium-long finish that tastes of clove and cinnamon. This is like drinking a pumpkin pie, and I have to say that as strange as that sounds I like it.
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2004
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bright and murky soft orange glowing color with a small white head, but an overall attractive appearance. Nose is pumpkin-soap and potpourri, craft-store or bathroom store smells... perfumy oranges, ginger, apple, pumpkin and overripe peaches. Dear lord it tastes just downright horrible... like sucking on designer soap, the stuff that you’re not supposed to use as soap... waxy, syrupy and soapy, this is pretty god damn disgusting... end of rating.
bb (8952) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 27, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a big off-white head. Big pumpkin-pie spice aroma with some backing malt. Astringent malts and pumpkin pie spice flavors. Lighter bodied. Lingering nutmeg, cinnamon, etc
douglas88 (8824) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear orange color with a small white head that dissipates quickly. A sweet pumpkin nose, light spices. The flavor is nice; smooth and easy pumpkin, light spices, almost musty. A nice pumpkin ale- I appreciate these from time to time.