mdntklrmth (34) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2012Bricks (1118) - Delaware, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Poured into my Free State pint glass. Cloudy. Already has some points in my book. Who says beer has to be crystal clear? I am not that big on filtering. Pumpkin colored with thick, bubbly head that dissipated fairly quickly. Smells of maple syrup and ginger. Not a bad combo. Already I was worried that this beer would be too heavy handed with the spices. Then I remembered it was Rogue. I put a lot of trust in John Maier. Not too heavy handed on flavor. It seems to be a beer first, then pumpkin and spices second. Spices seem to come up in the aroma more than the taste. I get enough hop bitterness to balance. Medium-light on the palate also. Still not a huge fan of pumpkin beers (except once in a while) but this one was actually pretty good. In John I trust.
Beautiful beer.. nice head, lacing.. great dark red color. Smells like a Yankee Candle reminiscent of the fall season...Taste is above average for a pumpkin beer.. allspice, etc. itís all there. Balanced. this might be the best pumpkin beer Iíve had. AleRider78 (1046) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
Pours a foamy off-white creamy head and has a cloudy, dark amber/copper appearance with red hues. Weak lacing. Aromas of pumpkin spice can be found immediately, along with nutty malts and earthy hops. Flavours are similar with huge pumpkin, orange citrus, spices, mild hops and hints of cinnamon. Goes down pretty easy. Nice warming sensation on the palate and slight tnigling mouthfeel as well, fairly slick. Quite enjoyable. Beergaard (336) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2017
Pretty decent stuff. Caramelish sweetness and loads of pumpkin pie like spices. Not revolutionary, but quite dead on. bdleedahl (435) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 24, 2016
Nicely made pumpkin beer. The pumpkin flavour is clean and relatively strong, a little artificial tasting, maybe due to filtering. Bottle in Sk.
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Appearance: clear medium amber with a thin beige head that retains poorly, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: cinnamon, nutmeg, vegetal pumpkin, caramel and brown sugar. (7/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium body, lively to moderate carbonation, slightly sweet medium duration finish. (3/5)
Yeah, yeah - another punkin ale. Hey, I figured that since I love to hate on both the brewery and the style, itís win-win either way: either I get to complain about one or the other (or both), or I get a good beer. And, itís actually (sorta kinda) a good beer. So, I guess Iím vaguely disappointed that I donít get to complain. Can I complain about that? Seriously, not bad - definitely as much vegetal pumpkin as spice character, and although itís sweet itís at least somewhat balanced by the bittering. Iíve had a lot worse examples of the style, and not many better. (14/20)
chadski (133) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Relatively subtle. Overall decides to go more vegetal in its aroma and flavors instead of sweeter and spicier. Decent but not overly impressive.
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Draught at Rogue, San Fransisco. Clear derp copper beer with a decent beige head. Fruity spicy aroma, grapes, citrus, some cinnamon. Cinnamon flavor, raisins, close, some earthy notes. Ok. mjmoen (519) - - OCT 14, 2016
B. Pours a clear copper color with white head. Spicy aroma and pumpkin spice beer Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2016
This beer doesnít taste like a pumpkin beer so much as it does an Oktoberfest kind of beer. Itís very autumnal and a little spicy, which is nice, but I donít get much by way of pumpkins. Still very enjoyable and very smooth. AnokaBrewer (201) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Copper color with a pumpkin spice aroma. Not a lot of carbonation. Sweet taste with some bitterness in the finish from the spices.