SG111 (1821) - New York, USA - NOV 5, 2016 tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2014 Tap: Opaque & turbid orange, like a liquid pumpkin with a khaki colored foam that softs rests on top of the brew. Aroma contains many of the spices that are expected; cinnamon, ginger, & light nutmeg being the most stand-out. However the aroma seems sweeter than other pumpkin ales I’ve had... like an underlying, condensed milk sweetness. The taste agrees, with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, bready malt, light graham cracker, & a resilient residual, brown sugary sweetness aspect that pushes this beer into "pumpkin pie" territory without getting too cloying. Large formats could wear you down, but smaller samples are quite nice. One of my top local autumn choices.
Tap at the source, Warren. Pours pale dusty orange, white head and lacing. Aroma is lots of pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon nutmeg, allspice. Flavor is really nice pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, I quite like it. Nice pumpkin beer. Sort of a cola note, almost lemon-limey in a bizarre sort of way. hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Growler... Pours hazy and dirty orange with a tiny, creamy, white head. Good retention. Opulent bouquet, consisting of graham and vanilla with loads of fresh autumn spices. Smells better than any other pumpkin beer I’ve ever tried. Medium to full-bodied with lazy carbonation. Nice pumpkin pie flavor, but a bit watery and thin all the way through the lightly minerally finish. I wish the flavor lived up to the aroma’s promise. I can’t complain much about something that smells this good and is thin, but is otherwise flawless. alexsdad06 (10416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Draft at the brewpub (notes). Pours a hazy deep orange color with a small off white head. The aroma has sweet brown sugar, a good amount of pumpkin and pumpkin spices, nice toasted pumpkin and squash. The flavor has pumpkin pie spices, molasses, sweet brown sugar, yeast, toasted, pumpkins, gingerbread cookies. Sweet, without being too much so. 50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Growler. Clear yellow pour. Pumpkin aromas. Pumpkin and mild spec notes. Decent body and mouthfeel. jredmond (8285) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Draft at kuhnhenn event at torst with Andrew and Andy. Pours an orange amber body with thin white lacing. Aroma is perfect pumpkin pie drizzled with cinnamon and apple sauce. Mouthfeel is super light almost vapors the flavor away. Still strong cinnamon and crust in the finish.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Poured a pumpkin orange, no head or lacing
Smell is predominantly cinnamon where as the taste is thanksgiving spice with a lot of pumpkin. Great seasonal and reflection of a pumpkin ale SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Smells and taste like pumpkin pie. Lots of cinnamon. Really good pumpkin. BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Very tasty pumpkin ale. Clean, non-abrasive spice like other pumpkin beers. On tap pours orange with a frothy cream head. Aroma of fresh pumpkin annutmeg. Light body, nice pumpkin brown sugar taste without the bitter finish. Great stuff. pineypower (3327) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Growler shared thanks to Dave...thanks man. Pours out a moderate amber color with a small off white head. Aroma is of sweet creamy pumpkin and light spices. Taste is light pumpkin spices, sweet malty notes, some vanilla, sugar and light spice in the finish. Overall solid, but nothing that makes it jump out.