blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2005
On draught at the Union Square location 2004 (with notes since I meant to review this awhile ago but didn’t get a chance to). Nice amber-orange color. Not much of a head but the lacing on the top was quite nice. Overall an average pumpkin ale. What was good was that it wasn’t overly sweet. Light cinnamon taste at the back of the mouth but not overpowering. Malty, light and refreshing. The flavors don’t really stand out to me and the elements that make up the flavor overall are quite muddled. With that being said however, it was one of the better Heartland brews. mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2008
On tap at the Union Square location
Heartland Smiling Pumpkin Ale is a clear orange color with a small, orange-tinted head. The aroma is light and non-descript while the flavor is also lacking in character. DSG (14883) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 29, 2008
(10/22/08) Draught sample at the brewpub at Empire State Building, New York. Hazy deep golden color. Aroma full of pumpkin, brown sugar and spices. Sweet flavor of pumpkin, some malt, sugary notes and buttery hints. Medium-bodied. rmussman (1701) - California, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Sampled in NYC Times Square. A pretty good little brew. Easy drinking, quality malts. leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2005
On tap at Heartland Brewery, Union Square location. Unfortunately this is kind of a shot in the dark rating, I can’t recall if I had the Smiling Pumpkin or Stumpkin, both were on tap during my visit earlier this month. Based upon the commercial description I’m guessing it was the Smiling Pumpkin. Anyway, it was an unimpressive combination of spice and alcohol.
PilsnerPeter (3046) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Tap at Union Square location: Pours orange/amber with a head that becomes a ring. Sweet aroma, seems buttery, with mild a allspice presence. Mild carbonation. Sweet, buttery malts start off the flavor, followed by a hint of festive spices (nutmeg/allspice). Seems artificial to me. Close to being decent, just gets a bit phony and astringent. bconger (144) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Draught at blind tiger in NYC. Copper pour with a thin off white head with little lacing. Aromas of Cotten candy and clove. A nutty taste up front quickly gives way to cloves and nutmeg. There is a persistent underlying pumpkinness, but it’s more old pumpkin pie than fresh pumpkin. The beer has a somewhat unpleasent lingering bitterness. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Growler. Pours copper with a thin off white head. Smells of pumpkin spices, some honey, hints of pumpkin mash. Tastes watery and more or less devoid of anything pumpkin. Not worth it. Alyona (4) - - JUN 23, 2014 does not count
Heartland Smiling Pumpkin Ale is the best beer of the our world. Please, try to taste it this day Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Jimmack ’07. This poured with a brown body and small head. Nose was pumpkin and spice. Tasted spices and a bit off. Generally I dont like pumpkin ales for this reason. Thanks for sharing.