kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Pumpkin AleUser37895 (3042) - - MAY 31, 2006
Source: Roswell, GA
hazy orange, thin head, pumpkin spice aroma, heavy cinimon, lots of cinamon and pumpkin spice flavor, nutmeg bite, flavor and spices overwhelm the beer
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
I love pumpkin ales and the spicy autumn seasonals. This one didn’t disappoint on a sampler of about 7 beers. Served in a glass lined with nutmeg and cinnamon spices (just like a margarita’s salt), each sip was outstanding. Pumpkin presence was subtle but sufficient. The kids thought it was the greatest looking beer I’ve ever had and they enjoyed the aroma multiple times. Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2005
On tap in DC. Aargo0 ordered a pint and the rim of the glass was covered with brown sugar. I had this with my sampler and even the little sample glass had brown surgar on the rim. This had more of a gingersnap cookie with a swirl of caramel taste than pumpkin - yeah, I guess the pumpkin is in there, but the spices win out this time (hooray for that). A nice blend of flavor without being overwhelming. I actually liked this more than I expected to. JFGrind (2064) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2005
Springfield, PA location; aka Pumpkin Ale. Strong upfront nutmeg spice nose, amber body, and overall a well spiced pumpkin ale. Brown sugar on the rim not included. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2005
(DC) Clear blood red-brown body with beige head, served with a spiced rim. Aroma is moderately sweet, brown sugar (from the rim) gingerbread, pumpkin, some chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, gingerbread, some pumpkin, light caramel. Some coffee creeps into the finish. Smooth light-medium body.
TheBeerGod (6253) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Draft at the DC location on 11-12-05. Came out with a ring of brown sugar on the glass. I had it with and without the brown sugar on the rim. Ruddy amber body. Notes of light spice, faint hops, clove and faint fruit. Taste is semi-sweet with light spices and faded malts. Very light hops and fruits notes. Body is light with mild carbonation. Finish bring forth a bit more spice and a hint of sweet malts. Light fruit/pumpkin notes. Tasted better with the brown sugar on the rim. Like hopscotch stated, not much going on here, but it is inoffensive. hopscotch (11181) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Draft in D.C.... Bland effort. I asked the bartender to hold the cinnamon sugar. Shouldn’t have. Without it, there’s just not much going on in the aroma or flavor. Not offensive, though. I don’t know why anyone would enjoy this other than the sheer novelty. Refreshing with a short, crisp, clean finish at least. Not a whole lotta pumpkin or spice. More spice than pumpkin, though. bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2005
this is the best offering from these guys - only because of the cinn.-sugar - coating on the rim. Girls dig it. BUT the beer isn’t that good on it’s own. beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Sickly, apparently appropriately served with a Marguarita-style rim of molasses-ish white sugar on the pint glass. Sometimes watery, sometimes off-balance. Not enough spice. Not enough pumpkin. Not enough heft for a beer. In all, an amateur attempt. (Washington DC location)