Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Sampled at the shockoe craft festival. Pours a clear Orange with decent near white head. Very nicely spiced and well balanced. Not over the top, and hits all the right pumpkin pie spice notes, and not too sweet either. But the farmhouse funk takes it too the next level. Also refined, and not too sour or tart, but lightly pleasant and makes it have a fairly dry finish on the palate. Great pumpkin beer. Iíd say its even better than the jolly pumpkin one. ben4321 (6412) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015 DocLock (10652) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2014
I liked the 2014 version even more, updating the score: 4.0: 8/4/8/4/16
Location: 750 ml bottle from my Dad, 3/21/14, 2013 Release
Aroma: The nose is pumpkin spice, yeast, and some grain, and a little grass
Appearance: It pours a murky orange color with a small beige head and streaky lace
Flavor: The flavor is balanced between spice, sweetness, funk, and a little bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a plus carbonation, some spice, and a clean, dry finish
This mix works pretty interestingly. This isnít an amazing beer, but it was a nice one to try, something I enjoyed, and something I could see trying again.
2013 Rating: 3.7: 7/3/8/4/15
750 reserve from Wegmanís Collegeville. Pours hazy copper with off-white head. Nose is extremely spicy. like someone tossed some pumpkin pie with ginger and oregano. Tastes of pumpkin, spice, coriander, allspice, cardamom, and a complex finish. This one is constructed well, and very complex. RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Growler fresh from the brewery. Pours hazy orange with a nice pillow of white head that leaves delicate lacing. Aroma is big and spicy with a bit of funk and earth. Taste is way more fresh pumpkin rather than pumpkin spice. Not a spice bomb here. A nice slight earthiness. A great farmhouse beer and a great pumpkin beer all in one. zizzybalubba (1862) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2012
750 mL bottle from Once Upon A Vine in Richmond, VA. Dark orange pour with a thin off-white head. The baked pumpkin, nutmeg, and clove really shine in the aroma. Good flavor of pumpkin pie and its spices. Moderate alcohol warming. Nicely done and, in my opinion, worthy of a higher overall rating than it has initially received.
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Spicy nutmeg and pumpkin aromas. Nutmeg, pumpkin and fruit flavors. Overall a very good pumpkin beer. phaleslu (10100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2013
750 ml bottle from the most recent release sent by RABinVA- thanks again, Brosmer! Pours a nice autumn orange color with a small white head that vanishes entirely after not too long. Nice balance of spices in this- clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice stand out, but none dominate. Also some sweet malts and brown sugar to mimic a pumpkin pie crust. But what I liked most here was the roasted pumpkin throughout; toasty and not too vegetal. Medium-bodied, with fairly low carbonation and a warm finish. Excellent pumpkin ale. Sorely underrated. Maverick34 (3207) - New York, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Big bottle. CLear orange pour. Cinnamon graham etc. Nice little pumpkin finisher. .. hershiser2 (3052) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2016
$10.29 bomber from Kroger - marked on sale $8.99, but of course it didnít ring up. Popping this to watch Mascots!
Pours orange with an inch of cream-colored head. Aroma of cinnamon, actual pumpkin, clove.
Flavor is lightly sweet without being sickening: vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg, clove. Quite tasty! Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2011
First sample from the new local, love the way they sourced the ingredients for this beer. Corked and caged bottle. Unfortunately, I usually donít like pumpkin beers. But, there are exceptions, and this happily was one. Poured a medium orange, clear, nice head faded quickly and completely. Aroma was pure pumpkin pie, with cinnamon, clove and ginger all right there. But the flavor is where this thing rocked. A really nice Belgian ale emerged, with a spicy yeast finish, definitely in the farmhouse vein. The pumpkin spice melded in beautifully. This was a solid Belgian ale with pumpkin accents, not an out of balance pumpkin spice bomb. Very well done, this portends of awesome things from these guys if they can do this well with a style I usually donít even care for.