MarkSachon (1010) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2014
12 oz can from Eagle in Pittsburgh. This was a very pleasant and enjoyable seasonal. Particularly nice spicing and just the right amount of alcohol. smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Crystal clear, dark amber color. Thick off-white head that leaves a sheet of lace on the glass.
Nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and brown sugar are the strongest smells. Reminds me of pumpkin bread, not pumpkin pie.
Tis the season for the Pumpkin Ales, especially in New England. This one is better than most. Good hop presence, lots of pumpkin bread flavors. The "pumpkin" seasoning takes a back seat here, which is refreshing from the usual fare of over-spiced autumn offerings. While Iím reluctant to describe this as a spiced pale ale, it has elements of both.
In short, Iíd describe this as a beer lovers Pumpkin Spiced Ale. It is far easier to enjoy than the "pie" beers. I think itís my favorite of this style. GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Picked this one up at Gordonís.
Pours a deep, clear copper with a thick creamy beige head that lingered just a little and left some spots of foam on the sides while settling in as a thin collar.
The aroma is, not surprisingly, heavy on the spices with lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and pie spices in general. There is some sweet pumpkin and sugary malts as well.
The taste starts out with the initial pumpkin spice kick, heavy on the nutmeg this time with cinnamon in the background. The malts form a solid backbone and the finish is spicy and sweet all in one.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of carbonation and spicy and dry on the palate.
This is a very good pumpkin beer and one of the best ones Iíve had this season. Highly recommended. beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - SEP 3, 2011
still not sure what the hell the name means, but it makes me laugh. definitely one of the better pumpkin ales out there, doesnt taste fake or overly sweet like some do, and it doesnt try to literally taste like pumpkins like others do too. this does have some pumpkin-ish taste to it, but its more about the spices that make this a better beer than most. really delicious. mcox90 (2072) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 18, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a 1/2" creamy beige head. Aroma is cinnamon and pumpkin spice. Moderate in body with average carbonation. Flavor is a nice mix of cinnamon and ginger with the pumpkin flavor being there, but in the background. Not overwhelming, like some of the pumpkin brews. One of the better pumpkin brews that Iíve had.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 9, 2011
A nice deep amber colored body with a slightly off-white head that had some retention and moderate lace. Aroma had cinnamon and nutmeg upfront along with sweet bread and some carrot cake. Flavor had good balance between spices and sweet malts. Pumpkin was subtle enough to enhance the other flavors. Finish was slightly sweet and smooth. hopscotch (11047) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Draft... Clear amber ale with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Great retention. Smells like pumpkin pie spices Ė plain and simple. Medium to full-bodied and oily with stinging carbonation. The flavor provides a nice balance of sweet, gooey malts and juicy, fresh, savory hops. Finishes crisp and very clean with a kiss of mild, lingering bitterness. rjplumer (1075) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Mild pumpkin spiced aroma. Clear cinnamon colored body with only a skim coat head. Has a modest pumpkin flavor with solid malt base with just a touch of bitterness. It has a hint of caramel sweetness in the background. A respectable pumpkin brew that doesnít go crazy with spices. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Light aroma, a little lagery. Flavor on the other hand, very spicy, lots of pumpkin. Pretty awesome, very drinkable. Bricks (1119) - Delaware, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Average light brown appearance, fairly decent head. Autumn spices on the aroma.. with nice balance. Taste is very good, not much on the spice...like a very drinkable session with some character. I like it.