kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: clear deep copper, wispy beige head, scattered drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet pumpkin aroma with a meaty bready character and light balancing spices,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: rich sweet pumpkin flavor, touch of caramel sweetness to bring out the pumpkin, nice light spices add complexity and a bit of balance,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The best pumpkin beer I’ve had. Not too sweet, not too vegetable tasting. A very nice pumpkin pie flavor and aroma. Good mouthfeel and finish.
bb (9109) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Copper colored beer with an off-white head. light malt aroma with a bit of spice. Sweet malt flavor with xmas spices and some earthiness. Medium body. Spice and sweet malt linger. Standard pumpkin.
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Poured copper and orange with a white head. Aroma of fresh pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and maybe a touch of anise. Smooth and crisp. Slightly sweet, caramel malts, and pumpkin and spice notes, though not as prominent as in the aroma. Comfortable and enjoyable, though, especially on a cold night; a good beer. Gracias querida!
notalush (5856) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear copper, with a soapy, well-sustained head - the aroma is a nice mixture of nutmeg, biscuity, pie-crust-like malt, cinnamon, and fairly pronounced pumpkin character - the flavor is like a thinner version of the aroma - mostly doughy, with some light coppery, metallic character, a little pumpkin and some vegetal qualities, and very faint nutmeg - the flavor is a little bit of a letdown after the aroma, but this is fairly refreshing, albeit forgettable.
blipp (9007) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber orange with an off white head. The aroma has pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. The flavor is similar to the aroma, but a little less spicy and with the pumpkin a little more pronounced. Pretty good.
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a creamy off-white head. Nose is pumpkin pie - pumpkin, heavy on the nutmeg and cinnamon, sweet caramel malt. Taste a nice sweet malt body up front, followed by a dry, spicy, pumpkin-filled finish, packed with nutmeg and cinnamon. Slight floral hop not on the finish to balance. Light body and moderate to light carbonation. Really nice go for the style.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Blind Tiger, with Reuben & Jen, as part of their pumpkin Promo. 15 lines i believe. All sampled as 5oz pours. Amber body pumpkin, cinnamon, spices. One of the best of the night.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and pumpkin pie. Poured amber in color with a small, rocky, off-white head that disappeared. Clear. Sparkling. Some tiny particles throughout. Small lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of pumpkin, resin, hops, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and toasted malts. Medium body. Chalky texture. Pumpkin, cardboard, spice finish.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours copper with good clarity and a fading light tan head. The aroma is fairly promising. Has some sweet pumpkin presence and isn’t overly spiced. Some allspice, mild cinnamon, evident clove, and creamy pumpkin pie innards. Fairly light body. The flavor has way less character than the aroma. Upfront it has succinct and mild spice notes of clove, some butter, and very mild suggestions of pumpkin. The finish is very vacant and watery with only a note of lightly toasted malt and a cinnamon touch. Flavor is a big let down.