ben4321 (6840) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2013 italarican (1606) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Location: Updating again with a 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, now available in NJ!, 9/3/13
Aroma: The aroma is pumpkin spice, some nutmeg, yeast, caramel, some earth
Appearance: It pours an unclear amber color with a frothy beige head and some decent lace
Flavor: Tastes spicy and a little sweet, it pretty much hits the pumpkin spice flavor that I’d expect
Palate: The body is medium, it has a lively carbonation, a sticky feel, and a lengthy finish
I liked this beer, but I didn’t love it. Wow, I didn’t remember it at all from last fall, but I am still a Captain Lawrence fan in general. These guys make a heck of a beer, and their pumpkin is no exception...
Location: Updating with a 12 oz bottle from Half Time, 10/4/12
Aroma: The nose is toasted malts, spice/clove, yeast, and some caramel malts
Appearance: It pours a clear orange color with a small off-white head and minimal lace
Flavor: Tastes rather malty, lightly sweet, has minimal bitterness, and lacks in pumpkin flavor
Palate: This one has a decent mouthfeel, a lightish body, soft carbonation, and shortish duration
I had to go down a bit with the score here, this one just doesn’t have enough Pumpkin spice flavor to go any higher then a "6" for me. Otherwise, the bottle version gets the same score as the draft.
Location: Draft at Ginger Man, 11/12/11
Aroma: It has pumpkin spice, yeast, caramel, and some clove, spice, and grass too
Appearance: This one pours a pale-orange color with a white head and light lace
Flavor: Tastes balanced, light-medium sweet, some spice, light-medium hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a clean feel, and a somewhat dry and spicy finish
This isn’t a bad pumpkin beer, but it isn’t a stand-out either. Certainly plenty sessionable, but overall, a bit lacking. I would have like a little more "punch."
Original Score: 3.3 - 7/3/7/3/13
On tap at Blue Smoke. Orangish brown pour with light off-white head. Aroma has roasted malt with caramel and sweet spice. The flavor seems like a brown ale base: roasted malt character, almost coffee like, with nutmeg and sweet potato. Decent brown ale base + decent level of pumpkin-like spices = decent pumpkin ale. finol (3524) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2011
Draught at The Ginger Man NYC.
Pours clear amber without any head.
Sweet spicyness, mainly ginger. kenwall17 (284) - new york, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2011
I can’t wait until Halloween is over so that I am not reluctantly forced into drinking another pumpkin beer. That being said, this is ok. I wouldn’t mind basteing my thanksgiving turkey in this. Our fore fathers would have loved it. evergreen0199 (3570) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2011
On tap at Captain Lawrence brewery, Pleasantville, NY. An attractive amber/orange coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Pumpkin, spice aroma. Tastes of pumpkin, spice, malty. Rather thin and dull compared to other pumpkin beers.
Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Average beer. Could use much more pumpkin. I haven’t been able to find anything close to Pumking. dogfish120love (1364) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Growler fill at Whole Foods Bowery. Pours a medium to dark orange. Notes of nutmeg, clove and allspice are predominant. At first i didn’t fully acknowledge all that this pumpkin ale had to offer, but after i let the growler sit after a few days the carbonation disipated and the aromas and flavors have become more predominant. jredmond (8839) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Draft at rattle with baron, Andrew, streets, and Brendan. Pours an amber body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is light spice. Mouthfeel is thin and carbonated, tastes like a pumpkin flavored yuengling. tgncc (3144) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2010
The aroma is pumpkin, brown sugar, spices, ok. The appearance is the standard orange, white head. The flavor is caramel, pumpkin, more spicy. The finish is spices like cinnamon, nutmeg. The body is thin/medium. OK, drinkable, far from the best pumpkin ale. mfdros (35) - , New York, USA - NOV 28, 2010
tap. amber orange. thin head. like pumpkin pie. the palate is slick. spiciness is in the front but isn’t too much. festive. i’d have it again.