phaleslu (10553) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Draft served in a pint glass at The Nines in Ithaca. Pours a deep orange color, just a little cloudy, with a tiny off-white head that doesn’t last at all. The aroma needs a little warming to emerge and when it does it brings nutmeg, brown sugar, graham crackers, and cinnamon. The flavor hits the same not with only a slight hint of anything vegetal. Light-bodied, with a sweet, malty mouthfeel with mellow spice and moderate carbonation. Solid pumpkin ale. Nice to try it fresh and local. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2014
On tap at Dutch’s... First pour from the keg. Completely cloudy kind of light brown color (which I’m sure will clear out in subsequent pours). Thin off-white head, leaving great thicker lace. Up front in the nose, great pumpkin, pumpkin spice, and a bit of citrusy hop aroma. In the flavor, a pretty impressive malt balance... Good chocolate, mild caramel, and a bit of that honey malt in there. Medium plus body.. Very smooth and easy-drinking. Crisp lighter carbonation, light chewiness to the body, more dry finish. Kind of a spicier taste towards the finish, mild to moderate bitterness, moderate sweet taste. Pretty solid, enjoyable pumpkin ale. Up front, I was loving this. It was my first pumpkin beer of the year, so my palate was ready. Maybe I needed a beer too, at the moment. Halfway through the spice started to show up a lot more and grind on the overall package a bit, and I slowed down. Still a very a solid, enjoyable pumpkin beer. blipp (9598) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Draft. Pours amber orange with a thin off white head. Light nutmeg, sweet malts, and pumpkin sweetness. Relatively restrained in the spice department, with low bitterness throughout. Pretty good. solidfunk (9366) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
My first pumpkin beer of the season so I can’t start complaining yet. And this one’s actually decent with nice integration of clove, ginger and gourd. Pours orange with a little head and lacing. Average carbonation. Finishes slightly sweet from malt and spice. Tap at brewpub. nimbleprop (8725) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2014
12oz bottle pours a slightly hazy, burnt orange with a ring of sticky, slightly off white head. Nose is what you’d expect, cinnamon, nutmeg, some brown sugar, some white pepper, some roasted squash, a little candy. Flavor follows right along, canned pumpkin puree, cinnamon, brown sugar, ginger, all spice. Spicy finish. What you’d expect.
drfabulous (8488) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 19, 2013
12 ounce thanks to Ed. Amber. Lots of nutmeg and cinnamon. Very much a pumpkin beer. Bit of brown sugar carries taste to the end. radagast83 (8340) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2014
12oz bottle - brought by friend. Poured a orange-copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma was pumpkin pie notes, okay pumpkin notes, light maple sweetness. Flavor had nutmeg and cinnamon notes. Light pumpkin. Decent. JaBier (8178) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2013
12oz bottle purchased at Crafted Drafts. Clear orange pour with a medium off-white head. Aroma of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and malt. Malty flavor with cinnamon and ginger before a spicy finish. FROTHINGSLOSH (8069) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a murky orange-caramel color with a trace white head that faded instantly and left no lacing. The aroma was sweet cinnamon sugar, nutmeg and a hint of toasted caramel. The flavor was sweet caramel, bread, cinnamon and nutmeg. Long sweet caramel, cinnamon and nutmeg finish. Moderately full bodied though a bit undercarbonated. Ok. blankboy (7792) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
[Bottle (355ml).] Pours a hazy, very bubbly orange-copper with a small diminishing fizzy white head. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices and malt along with a hint of pumpkin and that’s pretty much it. Slightly watery flavour of spices, pumpkin, caramel malt and a moderate spicy finish. Light to average bodied. A decent Pumpkin Ale.