omhper (25538) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2002
Brown-orange. Cinnamon, ginger-snaps and pumpkin flavour. Medium bodied.
foduck (330) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2002
Relies too much on spices for flavor without much else going on. Like others said, the smell is great, but the flavor is awful. I almost couldn't finish this. I think this would work better with a higher gravity, sweeter brew instead of a pale ale. MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2003
Bought around Halloween during a "buy anything that's new" phase. To be honest, I don't particularly care for pumpkin. I mean, it has its applications, as my wife's fresh-baked tasty pumpkin bread sitting on the counter attests. That being said, I prefer not to have my wife's pumpking bread in liquid form. Orange-gold, thin sticky head. Nose is expectedly amazingly pumpking with loads of nutmeg. I swear every brewery on Halloween just shoves pumpkin pie in a mash tin to get this effect. Anyways, sweet malts in the flavor are significantly enhanced by the pumpkin flavor, making this just far too pumpkin-esque. Can't really even notice the palate, just too much pumpkin. Hopefully this will be a lesson that I need to stop buying pumpkin beers. TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Very sweet aroma, highlighted with pumpkin spice and clove. The Head was light beige, but it faded fast and left a small ring of bubbles around the rim. The body is an orangish tan. Strong spicey taste, it is the pumpkin spice that is most present. MIght be better in a cold fall evening, but not that great for a cool spring evening. willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2006
23.09.06 12oz bottle. Originally brewed by George Washington, my foot. Orange-copper-amber color looks much like the marzens I’ve been drinking all day. Small beige head fades quickly. Aroma is spicy but not very beery - there’s lots of pie spice, especially clove, and it’s reminding me of spiced gumdrops and sawdust. The flavor is also not very beery, again dominated by spice, but the spice is not overpowering - it’s just that the beer doesn’t have much oomph on its own. Way overcarbonated, it’s prickly and that is not a good match with the sharp clove. Something vegetal emarges with temp, that must be the pumpkin, but it’s quite mild and not offensive.
mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - DEC 1, 2006
This was my first pumpkin ale and I was mostly disappointed. It’s pretty much all spice and no pumpkin as far as the flavor goes. Aroma of spice, some banana, cloves. A lot of carbonation. I don’t know if I’ll be able to finish the 6’er. jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2007
this had slight pumpkin flavor, better than some, hints of a few spice, not a bad autumn brew, ive had both better and worse. sebletitje (10282) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2008
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. AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Pours a murky orangish gold in color. Only a little froth on the pour, other than that, no head at all. Smell is slight pumpkin, but lots of spice and a whole lot of lager notes. Taste is smoked pumpkin. There are some definite smoky notes that I don’t quite understand. Lots of carbonation and prickliness in the mouthfeel. Being a pumpkin beer, there are still a bunch of other pumpkin beers I’d take over this. ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Spicy nutmeg tasting. Very similar to pumpkin pie. Overall the appearance was disappointing. No head and a soda like carbonation. Very generic with no body. Fair at best