Acetobacter (815) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Enjoyed from a 22oz bomber in a tulip glass. The beer pours a medium to slightly dark amber color with a small head that quickly disappears. The nose and palate are strikingly similar to Weyerbacher’s Imperial Pumpking Ale, to the extent that the two are essentially dead ringers for one another. Lots of nutmeg, cinnamin, and a touch of store-bought pumpkin pie spicing. Hops are irrelevant and note noticeable. Malt makes an appearance, but is unfortunately vastly overshadowed by the spicing. Overall, this can’t hold a candle to Dogfish Head’s Punkin or Southern Tier’s Imperial Pumpking, but it is a nicely done seasonal that belies its strength. bigguns22 (806) - Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Pours amber but more on the orange side with a small cream colored head.Aroma is spicy,yeasty and bitter but not heavy at all.Good flavors but more on the spice then the pumpkin side. KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle. Poured a medium amber-orange with a large white creamy head that was mostly diminishing and had good lacing. The aroma hits you right of the bat with the scent of cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and pumpkin with notes of a cookie malt and a sweet doughy yeast. It tastes mildly sweet with strong notes of nutmeg and cinnamon right off, then became more of an almost Pumpkin pie flavor with a mild alcohol tinge near the end. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and creamy in texture with a lively carbonation. Overall one of the best pumpkin ale’s I have tasted to date. generallee08 (778) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Its body has a very nice deep honey amber color with about an inch of off white foam head. It has some visible carbonation and fine yeast sediment suspended in the body making it hazy. Its head fades to just a wispy thin layer and leaves a little spotty lace near the top of the glass. The nose has heavy pie spice and sweet honey like notes with bready malt, a slight vanilla note and faint hops. There is a sweet maltiness with notes of honey and vanilla up front with heavy cinnamon and pie spice right behind it. Under that there is just a hint of pumpkin or squash like flavor. In the finish I get a mix of pie spice and hop spice with some mild bitterness and acidity.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2010
This beer is a very hazy pale orange with a thin head that disappears completely. Pie spice in the nose,(clove and cinnamon) with some alcohol detectable too. Lesser aromas include some fruity malt and some pumpkin.
In the mouth, big flavors, not the least of which is the alcohol. Lots of pumpkin spice, especially clove. Big fruity malt and sweetness. However, outside of the hotness from the alcohol, the beer is well balanced. Spice and malt are equally strong and provide a nice stasis. Spice dominates the aftertasteand sweet malt dominates the aftertaste.
Really tasty and pretty drinkable, even with the strength. I would like to get a bottle for the cellar just to see how it is once it calms down. After a full bomber, the 8% ABV will leave you a bit woozy. Split with a friend if you need to drive!
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Very heavy on the cinnamon - overwhelms the rest of the beer. Has a nice creamy full body. Lightly alcoholic and overly sweet at points, but very flavorful. kidobutai (700) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Clear amber color. Okay lacing but no head. Fruity aroma, apple and pumpkin, smooth and refreshing. Just a bit tart. Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Some spice and vanilla aromas mixed into caramel malt. Copper with lots of orangish hue and almost no head. Sweet with notes of pumpkin and spice, like a very weak pumpkin pie. Full bodied and a touch oily with a sweet warm finish. hoosiers1994 (685) - Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Pours dark amber with off white head. Aroma is spice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is a bit harsh and spicy, with cinnamon noted. There is a note of alcohol once this one warms. Finish is bitter and long. Overall and OK beer, but there are many better pumpkin ales. Too much spice for my liking. Cannot really taste the pumpkin.