erikaraeb (308) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2017 FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2006
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a nice orangy-amber with a small head. Aroma of fresh pumpkin guts, burnt copper? Maye that harshness is just a bit of coffee. Just a hint of Cinnamon. Flavor of malt, apple...jeez, this tastes like a brown ale. I guess there is a little pumpkin in there; maybe I’m just looking for it. Very sweet. After taste is where all the ingredients come out: pumpkin, molasses, sugar. Leave much sticky in the back of your throat. Mouth feel is nice and firm though. This is fine if taken on it own, but as soon as you take the price into account, this... just sucks. NC alone has 2 pumpkin beers that are far and away superior to this (Cottonwood, Edenton), and for like 2 bucks less for a six (as opposed to the $9 I shelled out for the four).This does it; in my book, Dogfish Head has got to be the most overrated brewery in the US.
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 (1122) - - 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 (1860) - 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 (493) - 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 (399) - 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 (971) - - 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!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Bill Becker (1911) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 19, 2017
From Feb 2007 piraat83 (25) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2017
Pours from 12oz bottle a clear reddish gold with a medium sized head of foam that shrink slowly leaving a fine broken layer with some lacing.
The smell is, wow. Who put a fresh slice of warm pumpkin pie to my nose when I wasn't looking?? I mean it for real. ;^)
The taste is big on the spices with huge notes of biscuit, sweet malt and an authentic Pumpkin flavour that puts a huge ass grin on my face. There's even some hoppiness in the background that adds some nice tartness but doesn't detract a smidgeon from the overall pumpkin flavour. Again I say, Wow! There's also a bit of fruitness there, I can sense some plum and raisin. What a tasty brew!! My gosh, I'm *so* glad I got to taste this one.
Bottom line: Fancy that, a Pumpkin Ale that actually tastes like pumpkin! This one *has* to be the standard bearer for the style, no question about it. I can't recommend this one enough!
My thanks go out to Wasatch for this beauty!
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2017 Amber with a thin white head. Boozy pumpkin with hints of nutmeg and clove. Textbook pumpkin ale.