Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2005
WOW! A real treat. Forget about the pumpkin. A very Solid ale. Full body. A great little head that weathers the session. The slight hint of spice cookies keeps you coming back for more. A very special brew. Well done! kickrjason (24) - - SEP 16, 2012
Best. Pumpkin. Ale. Ever. This is the most balanced representation of a spicy, pumpkin ale on the market. I look forward to this every year and am bummed when it's gone.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bshep (151) - - OCT 9, 2015
Absolutely amazing. THIS IS WHAT PUMPKIN BEER IS SUPPOSED TO TASTE LIKE! mylittlesimba1 (1) - Hauppauge, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2008 does not count
Best pumpkin ale I’ve ever tasted, great pumpkin taste, cinnamon, nutmeg, & aroma & very hard to get, everywhere I go-gone! I do try other pumokin ales this time of year, & some beweries make good ones . MightyHef (19) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2014
This is the pumpkin beer that I compare all others to. A balanced pumpkin flavor to the spices used and at 7% has no alcohol burn.
TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 28, 2006
This is a very delicious, and flavorful beer, that starts with a traditional brown ale recipe. It is then brewed with real pumpkin meat, and spiced with brown sugar, allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Coming in at 7% abv, this beer is a slice of liquid pumpkin pie, with a nice little kick to boot. Being based on a traditional brown ale, this beer has enough malt heft to stand up to the squashy pumpkin flavor, and the pumpkin pie spice.
Pumkin Ale pours to a beautiful, bright, deep orange color with a nice white head that fades, and a moderate to soft amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is wonderful. Aromas of a freshly baked pumpkin pie, flood the nose. Lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice aromas, linger and invite you to take a sip. When you do, the palate is full and inviting, with lots of "meaty" pumpkin flavors, paired with some good, hearty, sweet, and nutty malt, and spicy pumpkin pie spice flavors. Punkin Ale finishes with more of those pumpkin, malty, and spice flavors up front, then ends with lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice flavors, and a touch of alcohol heat, making this such a wonderful beer to drink.
This is without question one of the most impressive pumpkin ales I have ever had the pleasure to enjoy. This is a style near and dear to me, and one I really seek out during the Fall season. What I really enjoy is you can really taste pumpkin flavor in this beer, and not just pumpkin pie spice flavors which is far too common in most examples of this beer style. The use of real pumpkin meat in this beer, really makes a difference. It retails for $8.99 a 4 pack in the markets DFH beers are sold, and I can tell you, is worth every penny. A natural with a big slab of pumpkin pie and vanilla ice cream, or to enjoy as a sipping beer after a hearty meal. THiS (15) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2010
the only pumpkin beer better is by southern tier. if ur curious, try this and youll be glad you did. pumpkiny and good. like pie. gets you drunk but its heavy. enjoi Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Drinking this beer tastes like eating a pumpkin pie. Strong spice aroma along with a perfect taste balance of hops, malt, and spices..this is by far my favorite fall beer beerloving90 (10) - - SEP 8, 2012
7% alcohol and absolutely delicious. The taste is of fall pumpkins and spices without being too strong. You’re able to taste many flavors that aren’t overpowering. Kudos to these folks for creating an amazing beer. Out beats Sam Adams and Blue moon’s seasonal pumpkin beers. AtronSeige (1595) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 26, 2015
Aroma: Medium roasted pumpkin (caramelization), pumpkin spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice), brown sugar,
Appearance: Brilliant, dark copper body. Small, tan head, low retention.
Flavour: Medium molasses, Medium pumpkin, pumpkin spice, Medium-light roasted pumpkin. Medium-light nutty, Light alcohol. Medium bitterness, but well balanced. Dry finish with lingering spices and light alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, Medium-high carbonation. Light warming.
Overall: Truly a pumpkin beer! Balanced, full flavored and it really smells and tastes like pumpkin.
360 ml bottle, poured. Dankie Esme and Lambert!
30A. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
Base: 19C. American Brown Ale