Leafs93 (2305) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Pours deep clear burnt orange with a fluffy white head that left great lacing. Aroma is pumpkin, caramel and nutmeg. Taste is bitter with spiciness and a sweet finish. Medium bodied. This is a decent pumpkin, it is not overly spiced as so many of this style have become. I did notice more spiciness coming through as it warmed, this added a little bite to the finish. AirForceHops (7233) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 21, 2012
12 oz. Color is an orange gold color. Small head and light lace. The nose is only caramel malt and all spice. Flavor had good balance between spices and bready malts. This is a spiced beer, NOT a pumpkin. Very light hop presence in the finish. This will not “Whoa you” And don’t say it’s a pumpkin ale because it isn’t! Ernest (7694) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel), lightly hoppy (grapefruit), with light notes of squash/pumpkin, clove, rose flower water, Listerine.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Rather unbalanced in the mouth with a slightly unpleasant aftertaste (overly spiced, I think). Mild aroma is ok but not very enticing and a tad medicinal. Meh. dmac (6261) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2012
12 oz bottle from Spirits. Poured a good looking deep orange body with lots of clinging bubbles and an average sized slightly creamy light beige head. Initial aroma was nice with a burst of spice and pumpkin over a brown bread malty background. This quickly changed with grassy hops coming out and then fading back to spice and malts. The body is medium to fuller with aggressive large bubble carbonation that leaves a slight sting in the back of your throat. The flavor isn’t that great, the spice and pumpkin really are dumbed down like pumpkin beer light, brown toast follows and finishes with dry cereal grains and dried out hops. Meh....okay at best. youdictategood (467) - Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Single bottle from Total Wine. Clear orange pour with a lasting bubbly head. Aroma is faint - pumpkin and fall spice as expected, but not much at all. Taste is similar - very light pumpkin, a little clove, nothing else. Dry, Metallic finish. Very thin and flat - almost like green tea on the tongue. Did not like this at all.
Edmoe (241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Copper pour with decent head. Tastes and smells like a saison with hints of pumpkin and spice. Quite good. Doesn’t make the mistake that most pumpkin beers do. It goes easy on the spice and sweetness. It has room for more pumpkin flavor but is good the way it is. Bebum (990) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Gold (aged) color, limpid, billowing tan head.
Light to medium body but assertive, simple taste, bitter and dry, average length. High carbonation gives the mouthfeel the needed balance, particularly needed if served at warmer temperatures.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DiarmaidBHK (4891) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle from total wine Fort Lauderdale. Pours brown with a thin head. Slight note of pumpkin spice on the nose. Thin mouthfeel. Not much on the tongue. Boring. beerme31 (685) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle. Mild aroma, pumpkin and spices present but also some more traditional ale aromas from the hops such as floral light citrus. Pours amber thin tan lacing. Mild sweet taste. Light bitter and spice finish. Medium-thin body. Good ale that subtly mixes the season. Cybercat (5833) - Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Malty aroma has a yeasty overtone and a hint of spice. Pours a clear, dark, bubbly amber with a thick pale wheat head. Malty flavor has a hint of pumpkin and more than a hint of hoppy bitterness. Smooth texture has about average body and not a whole lot of fizz. If not the best pumpkin ale, worthy of at least a try.