Leighton (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle in NH. Pours clear amber with a creamy tan head. The nose has lots of dry wholegrain bread, nutmeg, ripe and leathery pumpkin. Light to medium sweet flavor with nice pumpkin character, toasted bread, cinnamon and nutmeg. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet but balanced to finish with pumpkin muffins, lovely cinnamon and nutmeg, toasty bread. A very well made pumpkin beer. Great pumpkin and and spice integration. Delicious. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2015
50cl bottle. Small beige head atop hazy dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, light cinnamon. Taste is moderately sweet, allspice, some ginger, nutmeg, light cinnamon. Light-medium body, light stickiness. As pumpkin beers go, this is really good. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2012
500ml bottle, thanks to radarsock. October 2012 version. Nice authentic pumpkin and squash aroma up front. Light nutmeg, cinnamon. Awesome, smooth texture, lighter carbonation. Nice dry texture. Hazy orange - amber color. Good thin off-white head, that has good retention. Nice savory and spice taste, little sweet. Good sections of lace. As far as pumpkin beer goes, this beats most of the ales that I’ve tried that are of similar gravity. Well-done. nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2013
50cl bottle pours a hazy copper amber with some thin, white head. Nose is nice, nutmeg, brown sugar, caramelized root, veg, some white pepper, almost a little cardamom. Flavor is earthy, brown sugar, root veg, carrot, parsnip, cinnamon, a little green tea. Clean finish. jredmond (8284) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Sampled at the Engine Room in Mystic, CT the night before Streets and Annie’s wedding. Pours a clear amber body with thin white lacing. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with loads of spice and sugar upfront, but never really overbearing pumpkin character on the palate. Nice.
AirForceHops (7233) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2014
500 ml bottle. Mostly clear copper color with lasting head in the snifter. Aroma is about what you would expect, cinnamon, nutmeg and a light dose of brown sugar. Not much in the way of gourd but that is kind of typical. Medium carbonation, fairly light body. Flavor has caramel, dried leaves, toasted bread, spices and very mild pumpkin like essence. Overall par for the course and is what it should be for a lager. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2014
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. decent pumpkin. typical flavors of nutmeg, allspice, some cinnamon. not a huge fan of style but this is well done 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle: Deep amber, hazy, large frothy sandy head, nice lacing. Nose of nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and perhaps a hint of clove. Smooth on the tongue, all the aformentiond spices albeit no clove is coming through. Simple yet clean. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Starts out slight sweet, but loses it sweetness quickly. Finishes with subtles spices. Nice example, would be a bit better had it been a bit sweeter on the backside. ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Draught at Sunset Grill, 11/25/15.Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Clear, glassy, dark amber with some light mahogany tints. Beige head is small and mostly dissipating, though you can never be sure if that’s the beer or the very poor maintenance of the draught lines at this place.
Lots of pumpkin in the nose, meaty and rich and quite authentic. Nutmeg, allspice and vanilla round it out, but are not overdone, as dry caramel and toffee enter the mix as well. Good, clean, pumpkin fun, with no flaw or alcohol noted.
Flavor is pumpkiny, that’s for sure. Meaty, rich and just like the nose. In a sense it dominates the beer, but you can tell this is meant to be a pumpkin-centered/pumpkin-forward beer, not just a dark lager with a slight pumpkin aspect. I don’t find it too sweet, there’s no artificiality to it and the spicing, while somewhat prominent, isn’t overdone. Medium body, off-dry overall with a bit of a hard texture from what I’d guess are some crystal malts. Medium to low carbonation really concentrates the pumpkin. I really, really like pumpkin beers (when real pumpkins are used), so I may be a bit biased here. Definitely a one-trick pony and if you’re looking for a subtle pumpkin beer, this is not your man.
Very light super clean background, nice spice and pumpkin flavors, this one is prettytasty