poisoneddwarf (2646) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - DEC 2, 2016 CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Rusted orange and amber colored in appearance with beige foam. Aroma is a blend of pumpkin puree, nutmeg and allspice with a fair amount of caramel malt around the edges. The taste is roasted pumpkin, caramel and toasted malts upfront followed by notes of cinnamon, ginger, brown sugar and hops bitterness. The body is moderately creamy with medium carbonation and a spiced, malty finish. Overall, the malt and hops are a little more prominent than usual for the style but it’s still a respectable pumpkin brew.
Bomber from work. Aroma is strong in pumpkin pie spices like nutmeg, clove, maybe cinnamon, bread crust. Pours hazy amber with a medium cream-colored head with decent retention and a little lace. Taste is just like pumpkin pie with some beery hop bitterness thrown in. It’s a little like Pumking in it’s similarity to pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread, but it also has a significant hoppy bitterness to play off the sweetness. This is an excellent pumpkin beer, standing out from the majority out there. sulawang (1197) - - JUL 28, 2016
Visual: Pours clear copper brown with a very small dissipating head, just a touch of lacing, thick ring of retention, steady spread out clusters of activity. fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2015
Nose: cinnamon-nutmeg-clove trifecta mixed with toffee malts and baked pie crust (lvl-6)-intensity
Attack: crisp numbing bite, incoming sticky sweetness
Mid-palate: cascading creamy-tingly mouthfeel, (lvl-7-sweetness), toffee barley malt, pumpkin
Finish: residual cloying sweetness, soft hopped pie spiced bitterness mixed with toffee’d barley malt.
Summary: A ton of pumpkin pie spices but an overly sweet drinking experience halfway through the bottle. The lingering spices at the finish leaves a somewhat unpleasant gag reflex, for me at least anyway.
Draught at St. Augustine’s, VancouverBeerdrinker79 (2218) - Idaho, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Hazy dark amber color. Strong, malty, but pretty heavy on the spices; sweet.
Not too fond of spice beers, but it’s professionally brewed.
22 oz bottle- Pours clear dark orange with a thin light tan head. Aroma is raw pumpkins and pumpkin spice, there is a bit of tartness reminiscent of cranberries. The taste is again real pumpkins mixed with the usual pumpkin spices, hops impart a dryness following through past the swallow. One of the few pumpkin beers that isn’t all spices, and i appreciate that, nice beer. Arayaga2 (2221) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Hazy honey colored with a dense, dimpled cm of off-white head. Aroma is earthy, with all the standard spices. Taste is the same, with a nice, solid maltiness and the appropriate vegetal pumpkinness, but it still finishes clean, with a very light astringency. $4/22oz
dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pie spice aroma but the spices really back off on the tongue, which is kind of nice for a (pumpkin beer) change. Some bitterness in the finish is a bit distracting. Crit (4057) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2015
Hazy amber,lasting tan head.Nice pumpkin pie spice nose and palte which is somewhat watery with unblended bitterness and no noticeable pumpkin mjg74 (3182) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bomber 7.5% from Capital Market. Just called Pumpkin Ale. Deep hazy amber in color. Mildly sweet nose with a sort of subdued spice character. Nutmeg and cinnamon dominate. Smooth pumpkin flavor with a nice spiced quality. Nice smooth body with a lightly hoppy finish. Tasty pumpkin brew. Sarlacc83 (2290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Draft at Laurelwood SE. First pumpkin beer of the fall.
A: Red to the point of ruby, thin white head.
N: Pumpkin, all-spice, clove, cinnamon, graham cracker, earth, biscuit, hint of pine, more of the hop leaves.
T: Sweet and spicy. Fairly bitter, too.
M: Medium light body, crisp carbonation, and no alcohol.
O: A decent pumpkin beer that, however, has too many hops. They threaten to overpower the squash - but I like that this is a pumpkin beer which aims to be pumpkin and beer and not faux pumpkin pie. WABeerFiend (426) - - SEP 14, 2015
Bomber dated 07.15.15. Poured into a pub glass today. A: Pumpkin pie and vanilla. A: 2 finger head. Recedes to a thinner layer of foam. See through reddish amber body with lots of streaming bubbles. T: Pumpkin pie but a bit muted. P: Watery. O: It smells better than it tastes. The flavor just isn’t very strong. It’s ok, but not great.