Jabah (879) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2018
I am not too fond of pumpkin ales, but I love Dogfish Head, so decided to give this a try...especially since it's a little stronger at 7%. Was hoping it would be similar in style to their Aprihop, but this is more of a spiced brown ale. Appearance is a little lighter than most brown ales, maybe a lighter to medium brown with some orange hints from the pumpkin. Tastes of brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamin, pumpkin, all-spice, and malts.....pretty much is pumpkin pie in a bottle. With each sample from my 4-pack, I found it sweeter and sweeter until by the end, I just said "yeah, this is way too sweet for me". They probably could cut the brown sugar back a bit, but that is what they were aiming for I guess. A decent seasonal beer, but one of my least favorite DFH brews. BlackHaddock (8229) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2018
12 oz bottle into a La Chouffe stemmed tulip on 2nd Jan 2018, at my daughters in California. Not had a lot of Pumpkin Ales (they rarely make it across the pond to England), so no major judge of the type. Poured a misty autumnal orange with a wisp and collar instead of a head. Definite pumpkin aroma and taste, spiced with cinnamon and fairly sweet throughout. Almost enjoyed it. erikaraeb (326) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2017
Pumpkin in color with an ale-ish smell. Spiced without being overbearing on the pumpkin. Somewhat creamy bod without being the consistency of molasses. A good seasonal. kambei70 (1171) - - NOV 23, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2017 Clear copper with a small creamy head. Cinnamon is the major smell, with some other spices (All-Spice?). Taste is very good, but more pumpkin pie (spice), than pumpkin. Nice and easy going down. A very nice fall brew rand (1921) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 17, 2017
Bottle 12 fl.oz / Bier-Bienne (CH). Dark amber quite poor in foam with aromas of pumpkin and spices on a full body with malt and brown sugar. The taste is soft but powerful, sugar, candied even, very fruity pumpkin. Spices are well present, cinnamon and nutmeg first with a peppery note. Very Drinkable.
ironcontra (507) - ATL, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2017
tap. props for the eminently creamy mf, not so much for the somewhat excessive honey, till pleasing overall and not too sticky MaltOne (417) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2017
A light brown ale with a little pumkin and spice - sessionable, straightforward. Pours pale brown gold; brief head. Aroma has a little “pumpkin spice”. Taste also has a hint of pumpkin spice, a little squash/pumpkin; dry, roasted finish. Palate is relatively light. Overall, easy to drink, nice fall theme, pumpkin spice thing is not overdone, decent brown ale, on the light side, not a DF standout. Tyr (9) - Gastonia, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2017 does not count
Pours amber with thin white head. From start to finish, pretty typical pumpkin ale. Solid, though it doesn't distinguish itself from others of the type. Jyrsa (1052) - - OCT 28, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2017 Bottle. Clear darkish orange with small head. Nose of cinnamon, herbs and sugar. Pumpkin, brown sugar and cinnamon. Medium body and thick palate. Long cinnamon finish. Interesting. tchai (6) - - OCT 20, 2017 does not count
I took a few sips of the sweetness and felt the heat quite a bit. It was amazing and very deep and I enjoyed the fullness of the flavor!
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