MrTipple (6592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma: nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin. Appearance: hazy amber, small, white head. Taste: light bitter and sweet. Palate: initial bitters make way for some spiced sweets, nutmeg and cinnamon, lively carbonation. Overall: nice Pumpkin Ale, great aroma. Pint at Yard House Downtown, San Diego. pjames317 (94) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Pours relatively lighter bodied chestnut brown. Almost no head and what appears to be light carbonation. Something about this pumpkin beers’ aroma does almost seem fresher than most. Still has all the usual suspects in the spice category for a pumpkin ale: nutmeg, clove, cinnamon. Also has a honey/caramel like sweetness that may be the malt profile asserting itself a bit. This is definitely a more restrained and balanced pumpkin beer than most out there. Firm malt presence the entire way thru, similar profile to a good oktoberfest/marzen beer. If you’re pallet is not yet burnt out on all the pumpkin ales, seek this one out for a milder, pleasant experience. CObiased (554) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bomber - nice burnt orange color with light head. Nice balanced aroma of pumpkin pie and malt. The overall flavor is delicious, but lacking a pie punch. I think the hops in the background come through slightly heavy, masking any sweet with bitterness. Darkmagus82 (2303) - - OCT 3, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 11-23-13- monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a hazy orange color with a one finger of off white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell - There is a big hit of roasted pumpkin with lots of spice of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove. A bit of a bready smell mixed with some caramel and brown sugar sweetness round the aroma out, and when mixed with the rest of the smells, create a very nice roasted pumpkin pie like aroma overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a roasted pumpkin and rather sweet flavor upfront. The sweetness is a nice mix of brown sugar and caramel. The caramel flavors take on a bit of a more toffee/buttery nature as the taste moves on, with some more bready and doughty flavors coming to the tongue as the taste advances. Some spice flavors of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and allspice, which are lighter upfront, get even stronger more toward the end of the taste. Along with the spice growing stronger, so too do some of the roasted pumpkin flavors. Along with these flavors increase, so to comes some hints of a citrus, vanilla, and ginger like flavors more toward the end, with the mix leaving a still quite smooth pumpkin pie flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side for a brew of only 5.6% abv with a carbonation level that is rather average. The moderate body is decent for the pie like flavors of the brew, although a slightly thicker feel may have been more appropriate. While an even lower carbonation may have accentuated the pie like flavors of the brew even more, overall the feel was still OK as it matched the abv well and did keep it a very crisp and easy drinking pumpkin brew.
Overall – A tasty, easy drinking, pumpkin ale. Lots of spice and roastedness with a good level of sweetness. A rather enjoyable drinker overall.
Overall a decent pumpkin, although it almost seemed not finished. Pours a very nice deep red, but he head disappears almost instantly, to leave a very thin almost watery beer. Smells great, pumpkin pie and cinnamon. Taste is a bit empty, almost like one of our homebrews before it is ready. Maybe we got a bad bottle? Some pumpkin pie in the taste. Had in the bottle.
slowrunner77 (13006) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"This is a robust full bodied pumpkin ale done very well, it’s just hard to get past the $10.99 price tag on what ends up being a good (but not great) beer. Nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon malts and other spices. Smooth and tasty, just wish it were $5 cheaper." carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Wowza!! This one is pumpkin pie in a bottle. So delicious and not overly sweet. The pumpkin really comes through and the spice profile is spot on for my taste. The best pumpkin ale I’ve had yet (most of the time I don’t even bother to rate these). chucklemation (1775) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Pours a hazy reddish-brown with a very thin white foam head. Aroma is pumpkin and a blend of spices, predominantly allspice and cardamom. Flavor is the same, and it comes off sweet. Very enjoyable pumpkin beer. cards04 (2939) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
A really nice pumpkin ale. Great buttery pumpkin aromas with vanilla notes. Flavors are sweet pumpkin with a nice balanced bitterness. Maybe a touch of cinnamon. But this is all about the pumpkin. Nice. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2014
(bottle - 750 ml) Orange pour with an off-white head. Mild pumpkin pie spice aroma with a nice earthy note under it. Flavor isn’t overpowering with spice thankfully. Light spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, etc. with a good natural pumpkin flavor.