DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Had this on the eve of the August 27th JO’s release. Received in a pint glass.
4.0 A: Lightly hazed dark amber color. Two fingers of creamy beige head with decent retention and a small ring of lacing.
3.5 S: Lighter on the spice than I’d prefer, but still nice. This is closer to a regular amber than a "pumpkin beer." Moderately bready with a touch of herbal hoppiness.
3.0 T: A bit underwhelming as a pumpkin beer. Rather, this is a fairly standard amber - light caramel and toffee are the main components. Just a touch of pumpkin spice. Good enough, but not memorable.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. I’d like a touch more creaminess.
3.5 D: Worth a try, but I like my pumpkin beers to be bigger on the pumpkin and spice.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 08-31-2011 23:21:23 LilBeerDoctor (3930) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark orange brown with a thick cream colored head. Aroma of pumpkin spices. Flavor of the same, more spices than whole pumpkin. On the sweet side though. Not that drinkable. Ok but could be better. 7/4/6/3/12 (3.2/5) Tmoney99 (14492) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Tap sample. Poured clear copper color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid doughy pumpkin pie and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy spice, nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin flavor with a medium to heavy spice sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Standout seasonal beer.
Dogbrick (13012) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Sample at the Jackie O’s Bottle Sale on 08/27/2011. The beer is a murky brownish-orange color with a medium thin light beige head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet spices, brown sugar and malt. Medium body with a savory blend of spices, most notably cinnamon and nutmeg. Sweet brown sugar and malt in the background. The finish is sweet with a lingering pumpkin pie aftertaste. Pretty good overall. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2011
i had zero intention on trying this b/c of the fact that I hate pumpkin beers. With that being said this is one of the better/best pumpkin beers i’ve tried After, Brad convinced me to give it a whirl. Clear copper pour with a thin off white head. Aroma is spice. Flavor is pumpkin pie, light vanilla and brown suagr
jtclockwork (16597) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2011 Draft. Pours clear orange. Nose and taste of pumpkin cake, nutmeg, brown sugar, pie crust, cinnamon, all spice and ginger crisp. One of the best pumpkin beers I’ve ever had. alexsdad06 (10430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Draft sample @ experimental beer fest in November. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma had the typical holiday spices with mild pumpkin notes. The flavor had mild pumpkin and holiday spices, cinnamon being noticeable, with a decent bitterness toward the finish. The flavor didn’t seem to pop like I was expecting, however this was consumed in between some big flavorful beers. I will revisit this the next time it comes out and update my rating. deyholla (11605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Sampled from the tap at the brewery during the 5th anniversary party. Poured a hazy reddish amber with a gray head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was dominated by cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar with a pumpkin backing. Flavor had a pumpkin note at the start but was quickly overtaken by cardamon, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. JStax (6504) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Appearance is a copper with a beige head. Aroma is pumpkin with spicy notes of coriander, cardamom, and cinnamon. A lot like a pumpkin pie beer. Taste is one that I enjoy, seeing as I enjoy pumpkin pie. Medium bodied. Too bad this one will only be available for a short amount of time. JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Sampled at Jackie O’s Experimental Beer Fest on 11/6/10. Pours a clear amber/copper with a medium tan head. Aroma is cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice. Cinnamon flavor up front with some sweet malt, nutmeg and allspice before a dry ginger finish. Not short on the spices. My kind of pumpkin ale.