jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2009
22oz bottle from Norm’s Beer and Wine. Nice color, decent pumpkin aroma. Sweet pumpkin taste that covers the 8% alcohol.
I’m adding this beer to my favored pumpkin beers list. kassner (1666) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2009
This was a really nice full bodoed but balanced and mellow seasonal. While the alcohol was hwefty it did not impact that much. Very slightly cloudy JaBier (8027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2009
22oz bottle. Clear amber pour with a thin off-white head. Malty aroma with brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spicy and malty flavor up front that is fantastic, but quickly turns a bit boozy and has a weird finish. Aside from the finish, very good beer. Fevernova (222) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2009
22 oz Bottle -- Pours vibrant cloudy orange with a thin white head. Strong spice on the nose with unique tartness. Great balance in malt and spice character. Some hints of dried fruit. Medium body with a bitter finish. Braudog (6763) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Happy Halloween! This pours a hazy, opaque rusty orange, with a finger-thick head of white foam. The aroma is pure autumn, with an apple spice kick. In the flavor, it comes across as a spiced cider more than a pumpkin ale, with a body that’s much lighter and juice-like than any other "imperial" brew I can recall. Enjoyable on a cold trick-or-treat night. (#3723, 10/31/2009)
twindog (274) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Pours opaqe with a thin off white cream head. Brusting with nutmag, cinnaman and apple cider overall this is a good pumpkin ale fistfull (30) - Halethorpe, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2009
The funny thing about this brew is that I smell and taste old-fashioned grape salt water taffy; no doubt a fruity ester... There is a background note of nutmeg, if faint. The pumpkin flavor does not shine, nor does the overall flavor; not bad, just not to my liking. Slipstream (2646) - USA - OCT 31, 2009
On tap at Capone’s. A richly flavored pumpkin ale, sweet and spicy, with clove and pumpkin flavors. Very nice - another high quality offering from Heavy Seas. Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2009
1pt 6fl oz. Bottle Thanks to DChmela and his Super Sixpack Shipper. Nice frothy pour with a huge nose full of cinnamon and spice. Dark amber hazy appearence. Bold spice flavor with a coppery finish. Nice label but there are better pumpkins out there. Happy 100 Ratings! HAPPY HALLOWEEN! jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2009
22oz bomber. Pours a cloudy glowing orange with old gold and tan highlights and a medium-sized light tan head that leaves a few thin wisps of lace on the glass. The aroma is rich with cakey malts, brown sugar, and lots of pumpkin spice - ginger, allspice, clove... The flavor starts cakey and toasty with a decent bit of malt sweetness. There is also a strong pumpkin spice note up front that lasts throughout. The maltiness turns to caramel and toffee towards mid-palate. A growing balancing neutral bitterness emerges towards mid-palate as well, along with a modest bitterness from the soft taste of ethanol (that is actually quite well-hidden until you realize that the bitterness tastes more like alcohol than hops). The finish is dry, bready malty, and spicy (cinnamon emerges as a strong contender, unlike in the nose). It is also mildly warming with a soft booziness (again, well-hidden at first -- gets stronger after a few sips). The mouthfeel is crisp and full-bodied with a slight astringency from the combination of spices and alcohol. Overall, a decent pumpkin beer that is surprisingly strong in all aspects. I think a little more age would do it nicely (the alcohol becomes more apparent after you drink a bit - and age would mellow out both the alcohol and the strong spiciness which is a bit strong on some spots of the tongue).