peteinSD (1468) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Bottle from Randall - thanks! Pours a hazy and soft orange/red with an impressive off-white head. Aroma is dominated by pumpkin and a combination of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ?). Smells good. Taste is clean, light pumpkin up front giving way to a pleasant blend of spices and a slight hint of bitterness into, but not through, the finish. Feels a bit thin in the mouth but it’s a really well made and enjoyable beer. Another winner from Cigar City. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2012 Big pumpkin flavors with some spices in the background. Malty amber background. cbfobes (2888) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2011
750ml shared by drowland, pours a murky brown/orange with a thin white head, the aroma is awesome with tons of nutmeg, cinnamon, the flavor is very straight forward with a nice spice profile in the finish, very smooth and easy drinking, awesome stuff. jredmond (8839) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Draft at Blind Tiger awhile back, bottle with Dallas at Capone’s Pours a hazy amber orange body. Aroma is spice, sweet malts, and pumpkin. Mouthfeel is good with notes of pumpkin, clove, cinnamon, and spice. Nice. blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2011
bottle poured a brown amber color with an off white head. aroma has pumpkin pie spices, pumpkin, brown sugar, and caramel. mouth feel has a nice coating and a hefty body on a pumpkin with enough carbonation to keep it lively. flavor has nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, pumpkin, and brown sugar. this has a nice rich texture and the spicing is at a nice level that lets the thick pumpkin side get through.
Edmoe (241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Murky amber pour with good white head. Good lacing. Nice aroma of pumpkin pie that isn’t overpowering. Very well rounded flavor. They found a nice balance of pumpkin pie spice and beer. One of the few pumpkin beers I’ve tried that didn’t over do it. Good body but slight off-flavor on finish. Overall, one of the best pumpkin beers I’ve tried. Ratman197 (15616) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2011
750 ml bottle courtesy of Craftbeerdesign (thanks Geoff) poured a hazy orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of pumpkin, carmel, allspice, clove and cinnamon. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of pumpkin, carmel, cinnamon, clove and allspice with a smooth lingering spiced finish. One of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had. tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Draught into a snifter. Awesome pumpkin.... Beautiful deep gold color with a full finger head which held for a minute. Aroma of pumpkin, light spice and sweetness. Flavor is similar with light spice and mostly pumpkin. Light alcohol is noticeable. Body is light to medium with a nice lingering flavor. Definitely one of my favorites for the season DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle at Capones from Simon. Pours a nice amber pour with nice head. Aroma is funky sour. Taste is very true pumpkin flavor. Minimal spices give the vegetable flavor room to dominate the palate. Finishes clean. Best pumpkin beer I’ve had. Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle, thanks to my very generous trader friend dimenhetfield. Pours hazy tawny, 1-finger off-white head, moderately persistent, nice lacing. Nose is pumpkin, clove, cinnamon, red fruits, caramel, and asurprising yeast note. Flavours of spice, cardamom, clove, very pronounced yeast notem and surprisingly dry for a pumpkin beer. Nicely rounded body, strikes me as a well-rounded beer, if a bit simple and overly-yeasty. Rather clove-driven, especially in the finish. Nice, but not exceptional.