jsquire (4489) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Amber colored beer with a short lived off white head that left moderate lacing on the glass. Nose of powdered sugar sweetness and pumpkin pie spices. After I had a few sips of this I realized what I was tasting. This is like the frosting on carrot cake. Really sweet cream cheese, with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove spices thrown in. Almost a dry, dusty spice flavor, and the sweetness of that frosting just gets me. Interesting pumpkin beer. mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2009
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Amber in color with small off-white head. Aroma is pumpkin pie all the way, with nutmeg, cinnamon, clove. Taste is sweet malt, spices, and pumpkin. Medium mouthfeel, quite smooth. Pretty good! michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2009
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of spices, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, clove, light pepper, and light pumpkin. Aroma is over-spiced. Poured orange/amber in color with a medium-sized, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and heavily spiced. Tastes of spices, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, cloves, and a hint of pumpkin. Light to medium body. Slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Spice, nutmeg, allspice, and clove finish is a tad dry. Way over-spiced. roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Pours a clear dark yellow orange color with slight foamy white head. Aroma is lots of spice and pumpkin. Flavor is a bit doughy with nice sweet base and good amount of spice without being overpowering. Out of the many pumpkin beers I’ve had this one reminds me more of a pie than most. Good beer. ganache (5898) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Bottle. Nose is dominated by sweet, overly strong pumpkin pie spice. Way overdone. Clear bright orange body with a large creamy beige head. Watery body is filled with spice but here are some nice earthy undertones and sparkling vanilla accents. Mildly bittersweet. Hard to find a good swig of punkin juice, but this’ll do.
Block (2727) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Pours a yellow-amber color with a white head. Aroma is spicy and sweet. Flavor is much more spice than pumpkin but there is a nice balance between the spice and malts. Better than I expected. Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle from Pat’s Liquors in Porter, Indiana: It poured a clear golden amber body with a sizeable head that left lots of lace in its wake. There’s no indication if there’s any pumpkin in here, and if there is, I missed it. The aroma is full of pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, etc.) and block any malt that might be there. The flavor is more beery, delivering some sweet caramelly malts followed by a rush of pie spices and a light herbal bitterness. Considering it’s a style that I really don’t care for, this one wasn’t too bad. dmschefke (575) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Pours a nice yellowish orange with medium white head, decent lacing. Aroma obvious of pumpkin, spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, and caramel. Flavor matches well and comes together nicely, but I am just not so sure pumpkin in my beer is something I enjoy quite yet. Need to try a few more. Strykzone (7356) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Thanks Floyd. A clear caramel beer with a smallish tan head. A nice aroma with pumpkin that is just some Cool Whip away from pumpkin pie including the spices. Feel is quite zesty and gives a nice zing to the tip of the tongue. Flavor is exactly the same as the aroma. One of the best beers in this genre that I have had. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2009
[1879-20081205] Cask. Sweet pumpkin whipped cream pie aroma. Clear, orange red body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Sweet whipped cream and spicy pumpkin pie slice flavour has some evergreen spearmint hints. Medium body. Fresh and spicy.
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