eboats (1082) - 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. lamas (1642) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2005 Bottle. Orange color with a nice tan head. Smell of cinnamon is VERY strong. Should’ve been called Cinnamon Ale. Level of carbonation is pretty high but that doesn’t take away from the high level of spiciness. Overall, it’s not too heavy on the pumpkin taste but it’s still like drinking candy for me. I love it, but I love most pumpkin ales. Original rating from 11/03/04: 10,4,8,3,18. Re-Rate: Seeing as how this was the first beer I ever rated, I may have been prone to a little hyperbole. I have to knock the aroma down a point. After a year’s worth of ratings, it’s not as perfect as I had thought. It’s still fantastic though, with tons of cinnamon and cloves. I also have to dock the appearance down a point. Everything else stays the same. One of the spiciest bodies I’ve tasted to date. I honestly didn’t expect my rating for this beer to hold up too well. I figured a year’s worth of drinking higher-rated beers would’ve changed my opinion on this one. It turns out that my opinion hasn’t changed much. This is still the best pumpkin beer I’ve ever tasted and it remains one of my favorites. Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Now this was something of a pumpkin ale. A lot of spice on this one that overcomes the pumpkin without overwhelming the palate. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and in particularly, cloves really stand out in this. The pumpkin plays second fiddle, which isn’t all bad. There’s still enough of the autumnal orange meat to flesh out this flavorful brew. rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2006
One can smell the cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and subtle pumpkin flavor. There is a slight taste pumpkin pie but with a slight bitter dry finish. I would enjoy a little stronger spice. Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 12 ounce bottle from Total Wine. Pours a tiny head over an orange body with amber hues. The nose is spicy, bready, and nutty. Flavors include cinnamon, pumpkin loaf, hearth, veggies, grains, pepper, subtle various spices and hops, almonds, and nutmeg. Medium/high carbonation and medium body. I love interesting beers and have tried quite a few pumpkin ales; I believe this to be one of the better ones to choose from. Severly underrated.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Pretty good pumpkin ale. Good pumpkin taste, and nice sweetness. Little thin.
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Had this 8 years ago and boy i wish i could get some more.I am rating this from last nites tasting and this is still good stuff.This more of a pumpkin beer not a pumpkin pie beer.Had flavors and color of pumpkin and was not overwhelmed by all the spices.They were there but not dominant.Good stuff Cavie (4725) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Not really a pumpkin ale, but more of a cinnamon and ginger ale. The aromas of the latters are very apparent and actually mix quite well. jandd1983 (4377) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2011
It poured a cloudy orange color with a white head. The aroma was of spice and cinnamon. The taste was of malt, quite a bit of pumpkin and spice, finishing with a touch of hops bitterness. A very good Pumpkin Ale. Frecklest00 (7) - Alabama, USA - NOV 6, 2013 does not count
My favorite pumpkin ale. I was surprised to see such a low rating from everyone, since I really enjoyed this beer.
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