imdownthepub (14553) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottled, sampled at The Cotteridge Convention, many thanks to WingmanWillis for this one. This was a burnished gold with white head, decent condition. Heavily spiced beer, once I had the cloves I struggled after that, reminiscent of Dentist mouthwash. The spicing continued over a sweet vegetal note. I think that I don’t really get Pumpkin Ales really. RichTheVillan (7852) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; hazy light amber with an off white head, spice aroma, taste has spice, vegetation, cloves, decent pumpkin. tommann (3751) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
660ml bottle. Pours dark orange with a thin head. Aroma is clove, vanilla and orange. Taste has Christmas pudding, clove, orange and spice. Fin (10541) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle at Cotteridge Tasting, Saturday 24th January 2015 A very decent pumpkin beer, orange/gold in colour. Spicy perhaps just a little too spicy at times, touch sweet, pumpkin really shows well here, wonderful, most enjoyable beer. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4 AndreasP (277) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2015
A very spicy scent where I just first got winegum as an association, and then identified the cinnamon and cloves. The fairly flat brew is slight tingling in the mouth. Again, the taste gives me candy feeling. Basically there is caramel sweetness, complemented by baking spices and do I sense the weakest acid? I also sense some licorice. The alcohol is present, while only slight bitterness from the hops and no hoppy taste. The first time I tasted such a ’cake beer’ I thought it was ok; now I think that it might be a little too much of a good thing, especially if you have to drink all of the 650 ml yourself.
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Sample at semi-S&G tasting (since the music was shut down halfway through).
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: cinnemon, gingerbread.
TASTE: cinnemon, gingerbread, just plain bad... rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
Soirée Pumpkin ale au Rattle ’n’ Hum NYC. En fût. Un liquide orange. Un nez simple et subtil de cannelle, c’est bien agréable. Une bouche onctueuse, facile à boire et surtout de la cannelle et autres épices qui agrémentent les potirons. George999 (457) - Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Aroma is spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, pour from bottle is cloudy orange and amber, the taste spice smooth, finish is sweet with a full mouth feel rondphoto (4445) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 14, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear mahogany brown color, tiny beads on the rim, no lace. Taste behaves like Welch’s Grape Juice - smooth taste of pumpkin cut with hops midway through, all moving like water to a quiet finish. This can’t be what Hoppin Frog intended. It pours with carbonation, but it all disappears as quickly as the head on a Coke. Hard to figure, isn’t bad, isn’t interesting. rayaron (1836) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear light copper with small beige head. Sweet aroma, clove, syrupy, bubblegum. Sweet bubblegum flavor, clove, fruity (pear, apricot), yeasty, quite alcoholic, spicy, some herbs. Light carbonation, medium-bodied.