Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2016
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate pumpkin pie spice with mild caramel and roast. It’s a transparent copper with a small off-white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of csrsmel. The finish has light-moderate looking pie spices with some mild roast. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. MatSciGuy (924) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2008
[Growler] shared by skyview. Pours a nice coppery gold with a small whitish head. Aroma is very marshmallowy, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin are in there as well. Flavor is nice and spicy with lots of pumpkin. badgerben (5341) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Growler courtesy of Skyview. Cloudy copper color with no head. Big aroma of toasted marshmallows, spiced up with nutmeg. Strong malt taste. More nutmeg, a bit of cinnamon and some cream cheese. Really enjoyable. JK (6331) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2008
This is a very good pumpkin beer, one of the best I have had. Nutmeg and pumpkin pie aroma. Copper color. Pumpkin pie spice and flavor, lots of spice, nutmeg, cinnamon. Really full of flavor. DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Tap @ brewpub. Hazy amber body. Pumpkin pie spice aroma. Good dry flavor - sort of a ’fest beer w/ pie spice added. Bracing hop bitterness in back - good stuff.
Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2008 On draught at the Calumet brewpub in Chilton, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear caramel-amber brew with a decent white head that has good retention and lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt, plenty of nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and some grassy hops. Taste is medium bodied, very light carbonation with dry malt and spicey nutmeg flavors. Finish is semi-sweet with more dry malt/pumpkin and nutmeg flavors. Bring on the autumn brews. This one is a good start of the new season.
The 2008 vintage Pumpkin Spice has more spice (nutmeg and cloves) compared to the 2007 vintage. A slight more dark wheat malt and pumpkin flavors. Yet still one of the better pumpkin beers out there.